These Are Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes In Every State

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side? For me, it’s all about the mashed potatoes. I remember at my first Thanksgiving with my now-husband and his family, I was absolutely APPALLED that no mashed potatoes were in sight. Yes. Not a single tater was mashed on their Thanksgiving table.

Our relationship almost ended then and there. Luckily, I muddled through (thank you, pinot grigio), and now when we spend Thanksgiving with his family, I bring the potatoes! (This is my favorite recipe, BTW. You can thank me later).

As my mashed potato-less Thanksgiving proves, not everyone serves up the same side dishes. In fact, the menu seems to vary depending on where you live. Google created a list of the most popular Thanksgiving side dish in each state, based on unique searches in 2017—and the results are interesting.

Not surprisingly, stuffing is a top contender. Folks in California, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut (where they add sausage) can’t get enough of it!

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Save your pumpkin pie when you go to Arkansas—they prefer sweet potato pie. Pecan pie is the top choice for people in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. Floridians say no Thanksgiving is complete without a corn souffle. In a similar vein, Iowans love corn casserole.

Michiganders crave roasted Brussels sprouts, while New Yorkers are all about the acorn squash. And here’s a shocker—you might think that folks in Idaho would pick potatoes as their favorite side, but no dice. It’s all about the sourdough bread for them.

There are some unique picks on the list as well. In Arizona, they love pumpkin rolls, which I must admit, I had never even heard of. Turns out, it’s a rolled pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting inside. Here’s a recipe if you want to try this Arizona favorite.

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People in Maine love mashed squash, and this another one that I hadn’t heard of before, but from recipes I read online (like this one from Erren’s Kitchen), I am drooling!

Erren's Kitchen

As luck would have it, I am sort of alone in my love of mashed potatoes. Only the good people of Wisconsin share my passion.

Without further ado, here is the entire list of the most-Googled Thanksgiving side dish in each state of the U.S.:

  1. Alabama: Squash casserole
  2. Alaska: Green beans
  3. Arizona: Pumpkin roll
  4. Arkansas: Sweet potato pie
  5. California: Stuffing
  6. Colorado: Pecan pie
  7. Connecticut: Sausage stuffing
  8. Delaware: Butternut squash
  9. Florida: Corn souffle
  10. Georgia: Squash casserole
  11. Hawaii: Sweet potato
  12. Idaho: Sourdough bread
  13. Illinois: Sweet potato casserole
  14. Indiana: Roasted sweet potatoes
  15. Iowa: Corn casserole
  16. Kansas: Yams
  17. Kentucky: Broccoli casserole
  18. Louisiana: Yams
  19. Maine: Mashed squash
  20. Maryland: Collard greens
  21. Massachusetts: Butternut squash
  22. Michigan: Roasted brussel sprouts
  23. Minnesota: Thanksgiving sweet potatoes
  24. Mississippi: Cornbread dressing
  25. Missouri: Thanksgiving rolls
  26. Montana: Cranberry sauce
  27. Nebraska: Sweet potatoes
  28. Nevada: Pecan pie
  29. New Hampshire: Homemade stuffing
  30. New Jersey: Butternut squash soup
  31. New Mexico: Pecan pie
  32. New York: Acorn squash
  33. North Carolina: Corn pudding
  34. North Dakota: Sweet potatoes
  35. Ohio: 7 layer salad
  36. Oklahoma: Cornbread dressing
  37. Oregon: Ambrosia salad
  38. Pennsylvania: Candied sweet potatoes
  39. Rhode Island: Stuffing
  40. South Carolina: Cornbread dressing
  41. South Dakota: Ambrosia salad
  42. Tennessee: Mac and cheese
  43. Texas: Broccoli rice casserole
  44. Utah: Yams
  45. Vermont: Butternut squash
  46. Virginia: Corn pudding
  47. Washington: Green beans
  48. West Virginia: Broccoli salad
  49. Wisconsin: Garlic mashed potatoes
  50. Wyoming: Sweet potatoes

Whatever sides accompany your turkey this year, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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