These Are The Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes In Every State


Thanksgiving is almost here. There's plenty to look forward to, but let's get real here. It's the side dishes everybody gets most excited for when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. From stuffing to all the different kinds of casseroles, Thanksgiving side dishes aren't messing around.

Using Google Trends, career site Zippia was able to determine which Thanksgiving side dish is most popular in every state. Zippia examined over 20 Thanksgiving classics, including cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and crescent rolls, for its study. It also looked back at the month of November 2019 to determine which dishes Americans were searching for the most in each state. Some of the answers may surprise you, especially the states that consider "gravy" to be side dish.

Here's the full rundown of the most popular Thanksgiving side dish in every state, according to Zippia:

  • Alabama: Dressing
  • Alaska: Hashbrown Casserole
  • Arizona: Green Bean Caserole
  • Arkansas: White Gravy
  • California: Mashed Potatoes
  • Colorado: Mashed Potatoes
  • Connecticut: Mashed Potatoes
  • Delaware: Mac and Cheese
  • D.C.: Mac and Cheese
  • Florida: Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Georgia: Mac and Cheese
  • Hawaii: Turkey Gravy
  • Idaho: Green Bean Casserole
  • Illinois: Mashed Potatoes
  • Indiana: Deviled Eggs
  • Iowa: Corn
  • Kansas: Creamed Corn
  • Kentucky: Broccoli Casserole
  • Louisiana: Cornbread Dressing
  • Maine: Side Salad
  • Maryland: Mac and Cheese
  • Massachusetts: Stuffing
  • Michigan: Green Bean Casserole
  • Minnesota: Mashed Potatoes
  • Mississippi: Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Missouri: Rolls
  • Montana: Mashed Potatoes
  • Nebraska: Green Bean Casserole
  • Nevada: Mashed Potatoes
  • New Hampshire: Cranberry Sauce
  • New Jersey: Stuffing
  • New Mexico: Green Bean Casserole
  • New York: Stuffing
  • North Carolina: Mac and Cheese
  • North Dakota: Mashed Potatoes
  • Ohio: Green Bean Casserole
  • Oklahoma: Rolls
  • Oregon: Biscuits
  • Pennsylvania: Stuffing
  • Rhode Island: Stuffing
  • South Carolina: Mac and Cheese
  • South Dakota: Crescent Rolls
  • Tennessee: Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Texas: Green Bean Casserole
  • Utah: Rolls
  • Vermont: Stuffing
  • Virginia: Mac and Cheese
  • Washington: Mashed Potatoes
  • West Virginia: Rolls
  • Wisconsin: Mashed Potatoes
  • Wyoming: Brown Gravy

What's your favorite side dish on Thanksgiving?

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