Whether I’m cooking/eating at home or eating in a restaurant, I’m all about the sides. Sure, I love meat, but the sides (for me) are where magic happens. Each Thanksgiving – in addition to turkey and/or ham and enough pies for an army, I like to fix my family’s traditional sides (dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, and corn) but I also like to throw a “newbie” into the mix. Last year it was a SWEET yam dish with marshmallows and pecans…. come to think about it, that guy was so delicious I’m pretty sure he gets another invite.
I haven’t decided what our “extra” surprise side will be this year, and I’m just about out of time! I’m leaning toward honey glazed carrots.
It’s estimated that Americans consume over 51 million turkeys (USDA) each Thanksgiving. But what side dish do people think best compliments Tom?
Ranker is here to give us the lowdown with results of its public poll in which they asked people to rank the best Thanksgiving Side Dishes. According to more than 9,700 votes, mashed potatoes are the #1 favorite Thanksgiving side dish. The poll included 34 side dishes to choose from and closed voting yesterday, November 18, 2015.
The Top 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes as determined by more than 9,700 votes are as follows:
1. Mashed Potatoes
5. Green Bean Casserole
6. Corn on the Cob
7. Macaroni and Cheese
8. Baked Sweet Potatoes
9. Sweet Potato Pie
10. Crescent Rolls
Ranker’s poll also reveals:
- Men voted stuffing as their favorite side and included brussel sprouts and garlic bread in their top 10
- Women included yams and green beans in their top 10
- Millennials chose stuffing as their #1 Thanksgiving side
- Baby Boomer voters included cranberry jelly in their top 10
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