Thanksgiving casserole preferences vary state-by-state
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While many people can’t wait to see casseroles on their Thanksgiving tables alongside that prized turkey, it turns out there’s not just one casserole that’s dominating online searches. From potato casseroles to hearty greens, corn and stuffing – Americans are looking up a variety of casserole recipes.
Of course, these casserole-focused search queries vary person-to-person, but researchers at Google Trends have been able to pinpoint "uniquely searched" casseroles on a state-by-state basis.
"We define uniquely searched, as a term that is over-represented in a region compared to the country," a spokesperson for Google Trends told Fox News. "For example, if avocados were uniquely searched in California, that means that California searched [for] it more than the U.S. as a whole."
Americans in the Southeast seem to like their Thanksgiving casseroles with squash while the Midwest and Northeast seem to be split on broccoli, corn and potatoes. The South Central and Western parts of the U.S. appear to have a hankering for green bean and broccoli casseroles.
America has different Thanksgiving casserole preferences, Google Trends search data reveals. Does your favorite make the list? (Google Trends)
Do you want to know if your favorite casserole made the list? Here are the casserole terms Americans entered into Google search engines from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16 – a full week before Thanksgiving festivities began.
U.S. states that favor potato casseroles
Alaska: Mashed potato cream cheese
Arizona: Cheesy potato
Arkansas: Sweet potato
Delaware: Sweet potato
Minnesota: Sweet potato
North Dakota: Canned sweet potato
Rhode Island: Sweet potato
Vermont: Sweet potato
Wisconsin: Cheesy hashbrowns
U.S. states that favor green casseroles
Colorado: Gluten-free green bean
Hawaii: Green bean
Idaho: Green bean
Nevada: Loaded green beans
New Jersey: Broccoli
New Mexico: Broccoli cheese
New York: Broccoli
Oklahoma: Broccoli rice
Oregon: Dairy-free green bean
Texas: Broccoli rice
Utah: Green bean
Wyoming: Green bean
Green bean casserole is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. The veggie is usually mixed with cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions. (iStock)
U.S. states that favor corn casseroles
California: Mexican corn
Michigan: Creamy corn
New Hampshire: Gluten-free corn
Ohio: Baked corn
West Virginia: Corn
U.S. States that favor alternative veggie casseroles
Florida: Butternut squash
South Carolina: Squash
South Dakota: Vegetable
Americans sure like their casseroles on Thanksgiving. That's at least what a new search report from Google Trends is suggesting. (iStock)
U.S. States that favor ‘other’ casseroles
Maine: Turkey stuffing
Missouri: Green rice
Nebraska: Mac and cheese
North Carolina: Pineapple
Virginia: French toast