Is turkey the star of your Thanksgiving meal? The bird might be the word for a lot of people, but not me – the turkey takes up a relatively small amount of space on my Thanksgiving plate. Truth be told, I’m not even that big a fan of turkey – I would much rather have some ham or chicken. For me, the real stars of the Thanksgiving meal are all of the delicious side dishes - mashed potatoes, stuffing/dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, and more.

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What is the Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dish?

The answer to that question is subjective – everyone has their own opinions and their own favorites. So how can you say for sure what the favorite side dish is for Indiana or any other state? The folks at gathered data from Google Trends to make that determination. According to their research…GREEN BEANS is the most popular side dish in the Hoosier state.

Photo by Bob Bowie on Unsplash
Photo by Bob Bowie on Unsplash

Agree, disagree, or couldn't care less? I like green beans, don’t get me wrong, but I would much rather mix it with some cream of mushroom soup and pile on some of those crispy fried onion things and turn it into green bean casserole. Who’s with me?

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What About our Tri-State Neighbors?

Kentucky's favorite side dish is hashbrown casserole, and for Illinois, it’s mashed potatoes. You can see the results for the rest of the country below.
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Can we talk about Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia for a minute? The favorite side dish in those states was either rolls, crescent rolls, or biscuits. Is bread really considered a side dish? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love rolls and biscuits, and they are a must at Thanksgiving, but I don’t think I have ever considered them to be side dishes. Your thoughts?

Evansville Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2023

Not everyone has the time or energy to cook an elaborate Thanksgiving meal. Others may just prefer to leave the cooking and the cleanup to someone else. Whatever the reason you choose to eat out on Thanksgiving, these Evansville restaurants will be open and ready to serve you.

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These are movies from my personal holiday movie watching curated list.

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