The Most-Searched Thanksgiving Side Dish In Every State

Everything Thanksgiving: Get all our Thanksgiving recipes, how-to’s and more!Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes (shout-out to stuffing!). The popularity of certain classics can also vary based on location.The folks at Google shared the most uniquely searched Thanksgiving side dishes in every state (meaning, the queries that were more searched in each state relative to searches in the U.S. overall).Google TrendsIt turns out mashed potatoes are all the rage in Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico and Oregon. Green beans dominated in Alaska, Minnesota and Nevada, while green bean casserole took the top spot in Maine and Vermont.A variety of sweet potato dishes were No. 1 as well, with sweet potato casserole winning in Hawaii and Tennessee, sweet potato soufflé in Georgia and just regular ol’ sweet potatoes in Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. And of course, Southern states showed their affinity for cornbread dressing, the top unique search in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. Meanwhile, sausage stuffing dominated in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and Wyoming was all about classic stuffing. (Searches for “stuffing vs. dressing” also spiked in the week before Thanksgiving.)Interesting outliers included deviled eggs in Rhode Island, broccoli casserole in Kentucky, ham in Arizona, rice in North Carolina, fruit salad in Iowa and duck confit in Washington, D.C. Google also shared its national data for most searched Thanksgiving pies ― sweet potato, apple, pumpkin, pecan and mud ― and trending Thanksgiving drinks ― cranberry cocktail, (holiday) punch, hot buttered rum, apple cider mimosa, spiked hot chocolate, cider cocktails, hot chocolate bombs, red wine, cranberry wine and harvest punch.Check out the map above or list below for the full breakdown of 2020’s most uniquely searched Thanksgiving sides in each state and Washington, D.C. (And yes, Google’s map has some color errors.)Alabama: Cornbread dressingAlaska: Green beansArizona: HamArkansas: Cranberry sauceCalifornia: GravyColorado: Mashed potatoesConnecticut: Sweet potatoDelaware: Sausage stuffingDistrict of Columbia: Duck confitFlorida: CornbreadGeorgia: Sweet potato souffléHawaii: Sweet potato casseroleIdaho: Mashed potatoesIllinois: Mashed potatoesIndiana: Baked mac and cheeseIowa: Fruit saladKansas: Sweet potatoKentucky: Broccoli casseroleLouisiana: Cornbread dressingMaine: Green bean casseroleMaryland: Sweet potatoMassachusetts: Cranberry sauceMichigan: Corn casseroleMinnesota: Green beansMississippi: Cornbread dressingMissouri: Cornbread casseroleMontana: PotatoesNebraska: Sweet potatoNevada: Green beansNew Hampshire: PotatoesNew Jersey: Sweet potatoNew Mexico: Mashed potatoesNew York: PotatoesNorth Carolina: RiceNorth Dakota: Baked mac and cheeseOhio: Cranberry relishOklahoma: Sweet potatoesOregon: Mashed potatoesPennsylvania: Sausage stuffingRhode Island: Deviled eggsSouth Carolina: Cornbread dressingSouth Dakota: Corn casseroleTennessee: Sweet potato casseroleTexas: Cornbread dressingUtah: YamsVermont: Green bean casseroleVirginia: Candied yamsWashington: Cranberry sauceWest Virginia: Mac and cheeseWisconsin: Sweet potatoWyoming: Classic stuffing

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