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What’s the Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dish?

A Thanksgiving dinner is on a table.
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From creamy potatoes to crispy stuffing, there’s no shortage of memorable Thanksgiving side dishes. So, with the variety of options, what’s America’s favorite side dish for the holiday?

Apparently, stuffing is the most popular Thanksgiving side dish.

Every year, Campbell’s releases an annual survey to discover America’s favorite holiday traditions. Their “State of the Sides” survey reported that 27 states favored stuffing as the best side, while 22 states claimed mashed potatoes as their favorite. Massachusettes was the only state split down the middle for both sides.

According to the report, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and green bean casserole are also Thanksgiving favorites. The survey also revealed that America preferred sides over the classic Thanksgiving turkey.

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Simultaneously, Campbells also introduced their beautiful Holiday Side Plates, which separate sides from the rest of the meal. The plates are currently sold out, and all proceeds benefitted their long-standing partner, Feeding America.

It’s no secret that stuffing makes an excellent side dish with your Thanksgiving meal. Whether you create a traditional box recipe or a homemade stuffing recipe, this dish is one almost everyone at your holiday table will love.

With Christmas around the corner, you can also find your state’s most popular Christmas dishes.

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