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Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes In Each State

Laura Lee
Nov 22, 2020

There are certain things that bring us all together, and one of those things is Thanksgiving – especially when it comes to delicious food! Around the country, mashed potatoes and Mac & Cheese were voted people’s favorite holiday side dishes, hands down. However, once we break it down by state, each place has its own personal faves, and some of them are quite interesting.

Indiana: Deviled Eggs

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Everyone loves hard-boiled eggs. This simple side dish is a favorite all year round. Well, deviled eggs are the perfect way to take this protein-fueled food to the next level. Garnish with paprika and finely chopped chives to really impress your guests, although the taste alone should do just that.

New Hampshire: Cranberry Sauce

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Mmmm, there’s nothing like some cold, refreshing cranberry sauce! Whether you get yours from the can or make it from scratch, this sweet side dish is the perfect accompaniment to more savory dishes like turkey and mashed potatoes.

Maine: Side Salads


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While salads might not sound like the yummiest thing at the Thanksgiving table, thousands of Mainers would beg to differ. And we totally understand why. Thanksgiving salads are by no means like regular old salads and often include festive additions like honeyed pecans, sliced apple, dried cranberries, anything else that screams autumn. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar and you’re good to go!.