The turkey is undoubtedly the most iconic part of a Thanksgiving meal but there’s no denying it’s the side dishes that complete the meal. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Google trends reveal which state prefers which side dish the most.
According to Zippia, green bean casserole is the most popular side dish in Texas.
Other interesting finds include:
- Mashed potatoes are the favorite of 10 states.
- Right behind mashed potatoes is mac n’ cheese- 7 states know that it’s not Thanksgiving without the cheesy, delicious dish.
- While most states are reaching for the carbs, Maine is all about that side salad.
- The south isn’t a casserole belt, but the Midwest can’t get enough – especially of green bean casserole
- Alabama doesn’t eat stuffing, they like “dressing” AKA southern people stuffing.
- Only New Hampshire is a big fan of cranberry sauce.
- Biscuits. Rolls. Crescent rolls. Forget, fancy sides, just toss some rolls in the oven.
- 47 states want their sides carby, cheesy, potato-y and delicious. Only 3 are reaching for veggies more
The site uses Google Trends to determine what thanksgiving side each state eats a disproportionate amount of. They examined over 20 Thanksgiving classics and from there, they determined what side is searched a disproportionately, high amount.
Zippia looked at the month of November 2019 to make determinations, citing that traffic for most Thanksgiving sides increases drastically on Thanksgiving day, as people Google how to prepare stuffing or make mashed potatoes.