Thanksgiving is a holiday reserved for expressing gratitude for all of the wonderful things in our lives from our friends, to our family, to our pets, and so much more. Beyond that, it's a day to spend appreciating time well spent with your favorite people with the majority of us hosting or attending Thanksgiving dinner.
If you're cooking or bringing a dish and are all out of ideas, don't worry!
"Thanksgiving is often referred to as "Turkey Day," but as it turns out, the bird isn't the true star of the dinner table. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner menus vary depending on where you live, as evidenced by each state's favorite side dish. It's no surprise that mashed potatoes won the prize for most popular, but with mac and cheese claiming the number two spot, it's safe to say that Americans love our carbs.
Thanks to Zippia, which used Google Trends to determine the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes across the country, we have plenty of insight into T-Day trends. The biggest surprise? Although cranberry sauce is typically considered the quintessential Thanksgiving side dish, only one state favors the jellied sauce. Meanwhile, casseroles of all kinds are far more popular than some of us may have expected. Without further ado, let's take a look at the best Thanksgiving side dish from every state."
In Arizona, the best Thanksgiving side is green bean casserole:
"Created in the 1950s by a staffer at Campell's soup, this recipe was originally inspired by practicality—green beans and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup were items that most Americans had on hand at the time. Today, it's one of the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes in all areas of the country."