The most popular Thanksgiving side dish in every state
Not everyone serves up the same side dishes on Thanksgiving. 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!
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. 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! Only the good people of Wisconsin have a passion for mashed potatoes.
Without further ado, here is the entire list of the most-Googled Thanksgiving side dish in each state of the U.S.:
Alabama: Squash casserole Montana: Cranberry sauce
Alaska: Green beans Nebraska: Sweet potatoes
Arizona: Pumpkin roll Nevada: Pecan pie
Arkansas: Sweet potato pie New Hampshire: Homemade stuffing
California: Stuffing New Jersey: Butternut squash soup
Colorado: Pecan pie New Mexico: Pecan pie
Connecticut: Sausage stuffing New York: Acorn squash
Delaware: Butternut squash North Carolina: Corn pudding
Florida: Corn souffle North Dakota: Sweet potatoes
Georgia: Squash casserole Ohio: 7 layer salad
Hawaii: Sweet potato Oklahoma: Cornbread dressing
Idaho: Sourdough bread Oregon: Ambrosia salad
Illinois: Sweet potato casserole Pennsylvania: Candied sweet potatoes
Indiana: Roasted sweet potatoes Rhode Island: Stuffing
Iowa: Corn casserole South Carolina: Cornbread dressing
Kansas: Yams South Dakota: Ambrosia salad
Kentucky: Broccoli casserole Tennessee: Mac and cheese
Louisiana: Yams Texas: Broccoli rice casserole
Maine: Mashed squash Utah: Yams
Maryland: Collard greens Vermont: Butternut squash
Massachusetts: Butternut squash Virginia: Corn pudding
Michigan: Roasted brussel sprouts Washington: Green beans
Minnesota: Thanksgiving sweet potatoes West Virginia: Broccoli salad
Mississippi: Cornbread dressing Wisconsin: Garlic mashed potatoes
Missouri: Thanksgiving rolls Wyoming: Sweet potatoes