Pa.’s verified favorite Thanksgiving side dish may not be what most people expect, writes Deb Kiner for PennLive.
A Zippia.com analysis of Google Trends has determine each state’s favorite Turkey Day accompaniments.
In nine states, researchers discovered that mashed potatoes are Number 1. That ranking includes its variations, such as hash brown casserole and baked potatoes.
In Pa., the data show, the favorite Thanksgiving side dish is stuffing. Or as it’s called in some households, filling.
In either case, Pa. Thanksgiving celebrators really enjoy it, as do residents in New Hampshire and Maine.
Carb-centric indulgences at a Thanksgiving table hold great sway with many holiday eaters across the nation. Rolls, cornbread, homemade or store-bought biscuits, and crescent rolls all made regional lists as favorites.
That green-bean casserole aunts are famous for bringing? Maybe they hail from Ohio or Indiana, whose populations rated it tops.
South Dakota and New York tables are laden sweet potatoes as a favorite side; Alabama opts for an even richer variation: sweet potato casserole.
Further down the preferred list are the lowly vegetables: creamed corn, collard greens, carrots (glazed or otherwise), stuffed mushrooms, and mashed cauliflower.
Perhaps diners in the states that prefer these sides appreciate the fact that their smaller portions leave more room for pie.