More than 9,700 people were polled on the all-important topic of Thanksgiving side dishes by opinion site Ranker
, and according to this very, very scientific survey, America's favorite Thanksgiving side dishes are as follows (drum roll, please):
- Mashed potatoes
- Green bean casserole
- Corn on the cob
- Macaroni and cheese
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Sweet potato pie
- Crescent rolls
The people have spoken! Mashed potatoes win, surprising literally nobody.
(I'd like to point out a couple of very important things: One, please notice that there is no marshmallow-topped sweet potato abomination casserole anywhere on the list – good for you, America; now let's get rid of its henchman, the green bean atrocity casserole – and two, crescent rolls? Really? Please don't buy your bread in a can. You're better than that.)
More slicing/dicing of the results?
- 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 No. 1 Thanksgiving side.
- BABY BOOMERS included cranberry jelly in their top 10.
See our list of easy side-dish recipes (coming soon!), where to buy your turkey
this year, and where to buy your sides
if you don't feel like cooking.