Most people mash—From coast to coast, mashed potatoes were the most sought-after recipe. Whether you’re mashing sweet potatoes or the classic Idaho russet, mashed potatoes make most meals better.
More potatoes, please—Sweet potato casseroles are also a favorite across the nation, with Alaska and Tennessee insisting on marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes. Candied yams are also a favorite.
Gravy soothes the soul—Grandma makes the best gravy, but many of us can’t quite make it like she does. So, it’s off to our friend Google to figure out how to make this simple yet essential Thanksgiving staple.
Pecan pie—Although pecan pie is the only pie that landed on the list, we hope that there will be plenty of pie in all varieties this Thanksgiving. Pecan pie reigns supreme in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, while other states have regional pie specialties of their own.
Jumpin’ for Jell-O—Jell-O is a hundred-year American tradition that’s a favorite in states ranging from Hawaii all the way to Wisconsin.
Decline of green bean casserole—This year marks a decline in searches for green bean casserole recipes, with the side dish taking first place in just one state (Montana), down from first place in six states last year.
Where are the rolls?—We noticed that homemade rolls don’t feature in any state’s top searches this year. We hope this means that local bakeries are getting a lot of business for the holidays!
Happy Turkey Day—Roast turkey is the top search in only three states, which could mean that more of us are going vegetarian, but it could also indicate that people are talking to friends and family rather than Google for fail-safe directions on this holiday classic.
Are you aligned with your state’s favorite dish? Let us know in the comments.