With the fourth Thursday of November finally here, the fights and divisive opinions over Thanksgiving meal choices have been in full swing for a little while now; every family has their own traditions and favorites, and so does every state.


Everyone has their opinions on the best Thanksgiving side, how to cook a turkey, or the perfect choice of pie, but there are regional patterns as well. Let's take a look at the most popular sides and the most searched dessert by state for the biggest meal of the year. What do you think of your state's preferences?

Alabama

Favorite Side: dressing

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

Alaska

Favorite Side: hashbrown casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake

Arizona

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Arkansas

Favorite Side: white gravy

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

California

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Colorado

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Connecticut

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: apple fritters

Delaware

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake

Florida

Favorite Side: sweet potato casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake

Georgia

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: sweet potato pie

Hawaii

Favorite Side: turkey gravy

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Idaho

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake

Illinois

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Indiana

Favorite Side: deviled eggs

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Iowa

Favorite Side: corn

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Kansas

Favorite Side: cream corn

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Kentucky

Favorite Side: broccoli casserole

Most Searched Dessert: apple fritters

Louisiana

Favorite Side: cornbread dressing

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

Maine

Favorite Side: side salad

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Maryland

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: sweet potato pie

Massachusetts

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Michigan

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Minnesota

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Mississippi

Favorite Side: baked sweet potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

Missouri

Favorite Side: rolls

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Montana

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Nebraska

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Nevada

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin cheesecake

New Hampshire

Favorite Side: cranberry sauce

Most Searched Dessert: apple fritters

New Jersey

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

New Mexico

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

New York

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

North Carolina

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: sweet potato pie

North Dakota

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Ohio

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Oklahoma

Favorite Side: rolls

Most Searched Dessert: apple fritters

Oregon

Favorite Side: biscuits

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Pennsylvania

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Rhode Island

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

South Carolina

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: sweet potato pie

South Dakota

Favorite Side: crescent rolls

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Tennessee

Favorite Side: sweet potato casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

Texas

Favorite Side: green bean casserole

Most Searched Dessert: pecan pie

Utah

Favorite Side: rolls

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Vermont

Favorite Side: stuffing

Most Searched Dessert: apple pie

Virginia

Favorite Side: mac & cheese

Most Searched Dessert: brownies

Washington

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

West Virginia

Favorite Side: rolls

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Wisconsin

Favorite Side: mashed potatoes

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Wyoming

Favorite Side: brown gravy

Most Searched Dessert: pumpkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving! Do you agree with your state's choices? Either way, make sure to enjoy all your favorites today!

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