The American Craft Beer Guide to the Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes by State

The American Craft Beer guide to the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes by state

Hey, we understand we’re a craft beer site…but don’t pretend you don’t have a favorite Thanksgiving side dish you can’t live without.

This is the deal…

Online career site Zippia has released a map of people’s favorite Thanksgiving sides by state. Their research was hardly rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stupidly fun.

In fact, Zippia used Google keyword trends to find the favorite of over 20 traditional side dishes and ranked foods coming in at #1

Main findings

  • Mashed potatoes are the favorite of 10 states. (How come we’re not surprised?)
  • Just behind the mashed potatoes is mac n’ cheese (we had thought about stuffing.)
  • While most states are reaching for the carbs, Maine went with the salad and should we ask WTF?
  • The Midwest is all about stews, especially green bean stews.
  • In Alabama, stuffing isn’t called stuffing, but “dressing” down there.
  • Only New Hampshire is a big fan of cranberry sauce, even Massachusetts, where most cranberries are grown, went with stuffing.
  • Cookies. Sandwiches. Crescent roll. Forget the pretty sides, warm bread rules!
  • 47 states went with carbs. Only 3 went with vegetable and we bet those dishes are drenched in grease.

Favorite Thanksgiving side dish by state

State Side
Alabama Dressing
Alaska Hash brown casserole
Arizona Green bean dish
Arkansas White Gravy
California Mashed potatoes
Colorado Mashed potatoes
Connecticut Mashed potatoes
Delaware Mac and cheese
District of Colombia Mac and cheese
Florida Sweet Potato Casserole
Georgia Mac and cheese
Hawaii Turkey gravy
Idaho Green bean dish
Illinois Mashed potatoes
Indiana Devil eggs
Iowa Maize
Kansas Cream Corn
Kentucky broccoli dish
Louisiana Cornbread Dressing
Maine Salad
Maryland Mac and cheese
Massachusetts Filling
Michigan Green bean dish
Minnesota Mashed potatoes
Mississippi Baked Sweet Potatoes
Missouri Sandwiches
Montana Mashed potatoes
Nebraska Green bean dish
Nevada Mashed potatoes
New Hampshire Cranberrysauce
New Jersey Filling
New Mexico Green bean dish
New York Filling
North Carolina Mac and cheese
North Dakota Mashed potatoes
Ohio Green bean dish
Oklahoma Sandwiches
Oregon Cookies
Pennsylvania Filling
Rhodes Island Filling
south carolina Mac and cheese
south dakota Half Moon Scrolls
Tennessee Sweet Potato Casserole
Texas Green bean dish
Utah Sandwiches
Vermont Filling
Virginia Mac and cheese
Washington Mashed potatoes
West Virginia Sandwiches
Wisconsin Mashed potatoes
Wyoming Brown Gravy


Happy Thanksgiving from the American Craft Beer crew… Now back to beer.

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