Lauryn’s List: The Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dish In Every State


A new study has revealed that 65 percent of Americans would like an alternative to turkey on the table this year. Here’s an idea…Thanksgiving dinner supplied only by side dishes!

Belly up to the table because on this “Lauryn’s List,” we are sounding off on America’s favorite sides by state.

Here's the full rundown:

  • Alabama: Dressing
  • Alaska: Hashbrown Casserole
  • Arizona: Green Bean Casserole
  • Arkansas: White Gravy
  • California: Mashed Potatoes
  • Colorado: Mashed Potatoes
  • Connecticut: Mashed Potatoes
  • Delaware: Mac and Cheese
  • D.C.: Mac and Cheese
  • Florida: Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Georgia: Mac and Cheese
  • Hawaii: Turkey Gravy
  • Idaho: Green Bean Casserole
  • Illinois: Mashed Potatoes
  • Indiana: Deviled Eggs
  • Iowa: Corn
  • Kansas: Creamed Corn
  • Kentucky: Broccoli Casserole
  • Louisiana: Cornbread Dressing
  • Maine: Side Salad
  • Maryland: Mac and Cheese
  • Massachusetts: Stuffing
  • Michigan: Green Bean Casserole
  • Minnesota: Mashed Potatoes
  • Mississippi: Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Missouri: Rolls
  • Montana: Mashed Potatoes
  • Nebraska: Green Bean Casserole
  • Nevada: Mashed Potatoes
  • New Hampshire: Cranberry Sauce
  • New Jersey: Stuffing
  • New Mexico: Green Bean Casserole
  • New York: Stuffing
  • North Carolina: Mac and Cheese
  • North Dakota: Mashed Potatoes
  • Ohio: Green Bean Casserole
  • Oklahoma: Rolls
  • Oregon: Biscuits
  • Pennsylvania: Stuffing
  • Rhode Island: Stuffing
  • South Carolina: Mac and Cheese
  • South Dakota: Crescent Rolls
  • Tennessee: Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Texas: Green Bean Casserole
  • Utah: Rolls
  • Vermont: Stuffing
  • Virginia: Mac and Cheese
  • Washington: Mashed Potatoes
  • West Virginia: Rolls
  • Wisconsin: Mashed Potatoes
  • Wyoming: Brown Gravy

What is Thanksgiving without the stuffing? The Daily Meal is helping out with a huge variety of recipes for this dish. Try your hand at these recipes and show them off by connecting with Lauryn Snapp on socials at @LaurynSnapp.

  • Potato Stuffing Balls - this recipe includes mashed potatoes, stuffing, pancetta, olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Stuffed Mini Pumpkins – a combination of stuffing, mushrooms and brussel sprouts spooned into mini pumpkins with the recipe here
  • Gluten-Free Cranberry Apple Stuffing – cranberries, and sliced apples are featured in this recipe
  • Apple Pecan Stuffing Muffins – apple pecan stuffing is baked into a muffin for individual servings
  • Gluten-Free Stuffing – made with gluten-free bread, a variety of pantry seasonings and chicken broth for those who can’t have bread. Here's the recipe
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Stuffing with Mushrooms and Pears – ideal if you are unsure of your guests’ dietary needs made with this recipe
  • Crusty Bread, Bacon and Pineapple Stuffing – incorporates unusual flavors of sweet and tart-here's how to prepare it
  • Gluten-Free Rice Stuffing With Cranberries and Pecans – uses long-grain rice instead of bread and incorporates some gut-healthy foods with this recipe
  • Classic Herb Stuffing - this recipe keeps things simple but sacrifices none of the flavor—just the basics with this one
  • Oyster Stuffing –popular in New England combining oysters, french bread, bacon and seasoning and There are some additional varieties on this link just in case none of these will do the trick—get creative this Thanksgiving!

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