Thanksgiving dinner

If you love food, and chances are you do, then one of your favorite holidays is coming up soon: Thanksgiving. When it comes to this celebrated holiday, people often debate about what Thanksgiving dishes and side dishes are the most popular.

Well, debate no longer, as has put together its favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes Report. The report is “a study of the preferences and trends of people in the U.S. conducted by the educational research company and website search engine Scholaroo – Americans’ favorite dish to spend the holiday celebrating with loved ones is the creamy, delicious, and easy-to-make mashed potatoes,” according to a release.

“Thanksgiving is one of America’s most anticipated and loved holidays, being celebrated without an established gift component, in which everyone gives thanks for the things they have,” the study states. “When you think of Thanksgiving traditions, the delicious dishes typical of the celebration soon come to mind. Mashed potatoes, casseroles, sauces, and other delicious side dishes from different cultures make the perfect combination for the big star of the feast: a juicy, well-cooked, huge turkey!”

So, what’s most popular in Michigan? The most popular Thanksgiving side dish in the Mitten is a classic: green bean casserole. As a vegetarian, I always love to munch on green beans on Turkey Day. It’s also the favorite side dish in 12 states, making it one of the most popular side dishes in the entire country. No. 2 is mashed potatoes, which is also the favorite side dish in 21 states, making it the most popular side dish in America. No. 3 is corn bread, followed by corn casserole at No. 4 and baked sweet potatoe to round out the top five. Find the full study of the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes in America here. What’s your favorite Turkey Day side dish? Reach out to me on social media and let us know.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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