When it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes, the nation is pretty unified. Almost every state likes that bready side dish called stuffing—or is it dressing? Stuffing, which shows up as far back as the Roman Empire, cooks inside the bird; dressing, a Victorian England creation, bakes in a pan (smartest choice for large families like that of your map maven, who has seven siblings). Five states—Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming—adhere to the “Life is short, eat dessert first” motto, picking pumpkin pie as their favorite side dish. Green bean casserole rounds out the list of top side dishes, with Montana being the lone state where gravy is the favorite.
Source: The Genesee Sun, using data from Google search.