Maren Caruso/Getty Images

From ham to exotic soups, some of these answers may surprise you.

Lauren Wicks
November 14, 2018

While some families pass down flour-stained, greasy recipe cards in preparation for Thanksgiving, others prefer to take advantage of living in 2018 and utilize search engines. Google Search took a look into the most uniquely searched recipes in each state over the past week to try to identify what will be popular for Thanksgiving dinners across the country.

Turkey recipes were only dominant in West Virginia, as sides were king of Google this week in preparation for Thanksgiving Day. Stuffing or dressing (or whatever you call it in your state) had the highest search rate nationwide, with vegetable-related items taking most other spots.

In the midst of traditional recipes like pumpkin pies and casseroles, there were a few unique standouts. The most searched recipe in Delaware was “keto brisket,” while Arizona was prioritizing ham over turkey. Pennsylvania and Vermont were strictly looking for vegetable recipes and Washington needed some salad inspiration. Vegan Thanksgiving, anyone?

However, the strangest searches of all came from Hawaii, D.C., and North Dakota. Our friends up north were looking for punch recipes, and Hawaii was yearning for stone soup. D.C. must be ready for the holidays, as their most popular search was for cookies.

Even though some states prefer the term “dressing” to “stuffing,” or butternut squash over sweet potatoes, this list ultimately shows that all Americans can agree on one thing: we love classic comfort food. Wondering what your state’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is? Here’s the full list of results.

State

Recipe

Alabama

dressing

Alaska

cranberry sauce

Arizona

ham

Arkansas

dressing

California

creamed corn

Colorado

pumpkin pie

Connecticut

cranberry

Delaware

keto brisket

DC

cookies

Florida

green bean casserole

Georgia

green bean casserole

Hawaii

stone soup

Idaho

stuffing

Illinois

stuffing

Indiana

dressing

Iowa

casserole

Kansas

pumpkin pie

Kentucky

sweet potato

Louisiana

chicken soup

Main

turkey gravy

Maryland

cranberry

Massachusetts

butternut squash

Michigan

dressing

Minnesota

stuffing

Mississippi

dressing

Missouri

sweet potato

Montana

cranberry

Nebraska

pumpkin pie

Nevada

soup

New Hampshire

butternut squash

New Jersey

soup

New Mexico

dressing

New York

soup

North Carolina

dressing

North Dakota

punch

Ohio

pumpkin pie

Oklahoma

dressing

Oregon

sweet potato

Pennsylvania

vegetable

Rhode Island

stuffing

South Carolina

sweet potato casserole

South Dakota

corn

Tennessee

dressing

Texas

cornbread dressing

Utah

salad

Vermont

vegetables

Virginia

green bean

Washington

salad

West Virginia

roast turkey

Wisconsin

cranberry salad

Wyoming

roasted carrots

 

You May Like