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The Most Popular Unique Thanksgiving Recipe in Your State

Unique Thanksgiving Recipe Interest by State

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Thanksgiving. It's the biggest meal we as a nation share on the same day every year, and it generally follows a time-honored menu: turkey and/or ham, potatoes, gravy,dressing/stuffing (let's not fight about what it's called, okay?), and casseroles—all topped off with Thanksgiving pies.

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But once you get past the generalities, that's when a more interesting story emerges. Looking at the most searched-for "unique" Thanksgiving recipes state-by-state, Allrecipes discovered some surprising preferences—looking at you Wisconsin and your Snicker Salad—as well as things we might have predicted: Minnesota loves wild rice stuffing, Texas makes tamales, and Georgia's gotta have its sweet potatoes.

And then you find out that the most searched-for, out-of-the-ordinary recipe in your own state is something that makes you question where you live. (Vegan pumpkin pie? Really, Washington State? REALLY?)

Take a look at what we found trending for your state when we crunched the Thanksgiving numbers.

Most Popular Unique Thanksgiving Recipes by State

Alabama: Sweet Potato Cobbler—our closest recipe is Sweet Potato Crisp 
Alaska: Cornish Game Hen 

Cranberry Stuffed Game Hens
Cranberry Stuffed Game Hens | Photo by Chef John

Arizona: Twice Baked Potatoes 
Arkansas: Green Bean Bundles 
California: Persimmon Bread 
Colorado: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes—our closest recipe is Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes  
Connecticut: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée 
Delaware: Strawberry Pretzel Salad 

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad | Photo by abapplez

District of ColumbiaButternut Squash Risotto (not a state, but still...)
Florida: Green Bean Cups—our closest recipe is Green Bean Casserole
Georgia: Sweet Potato Souffle 
Hawaii: Pumpkin Crunch Cake 
Idaho: Jello Salad 
Illinois: Glazed Carrots
Indiana: Dirt Pudding 
Iowa: Snicker Salad 
Kansas: French Silk Pie 

French Silk Chocolate Pie I
French Silk Chocolate Pie I | Photo by Mackenzie Schieck

Kentucky: Derby Pie 
Louisiana: Mirliton Casserole 
Maine: Chocolate Cream Pie 
Maryland: Banana Pudding 
Massachusetts: Apple Crisp 
Michigan: Pistachio Salad 
Minnesota: Wild Rice Stuffing 
Mississippi: Chitterlings 
Missouri: Banana Pudding 
Montana: Pretzel Salad
Nebraska: Corn Casserole 

Easy Creamy Corn Casserole
Easy Creamy Corn Casserole | Photo by Melissa Goff

Nevada: Ambrosia Salad 
New Hampshire: Pumpkin Whoopie Pie 
New Jersey: Pernil 
New Mexico: Pumpkin Roll 
New York: Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing 
North Carolina: Sweet Potato Souffle 
North Dakota: Cookie Salad 
Ohio: Chess Pie 
Oklahoma: Pumpkin Roll 

Grandma Carol's Pumpkin Roll
Grandma Carol's Pumpkin Roll | Photo by KGora

Oregon: Pumpkin Flan 
Pennsylvania: Potato Filling
Rhode Island: Stuffed Mushrooms 
South Carolina: Pineapple Casserole 
South Dakota: Strawberry Pretzel Salad 
Tennessee: Fudge Pie 
Texas: Tamales 

Real Homemade Tamales
Real Homemade Tamales | Photo by pelicangal

Utah: Frog Eye Salad 
Vermont: Maple Pumpkin Pie 
Virginia: Giblet Gravy 
Washington: Vegan Pumpkin Pie 
West Virginia: Cranberry Salad 
Wisconsin: Snicker Salad 
Wyoming: Frog Eye Salad 

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).