From ham to exotic soups, some of these answers may surprise you.

By Lauren Wicks
Updated: November 14, 2018
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While some families pass down flour-stained, greasy recipe cards in preparation for Thanksgiving, others prefer to take advantage of living in 2018 and utilize search engines. Google Search took a look into the most uniquely searched recipes in each state over the past week to try to identify what will be popular for Thanksgiving dinners across the country.

Turkey recipes were only dominant in West Virginia, as sides were king of Google this week in preparation for Thanksgiving Day. Stuffing or dressing (or whatever you call it in your state) had the highest search rate nationwide, with vegetable-related items taking most other spots.

In the midst of traditional recipes like pumpkin pies and casseroles, there were a few unique standouts. The most searched recipe in Delaware was “keto brisket,” while Arizona was prioritizing ham over turkey. Pennsylvania and Vermont were strictly looking for vegetable recipes and Washington needed some salad inspiration. Vegan Thanksgiving, anyone?

However, the strangest searches of all came from Hawaii, D.C., and North Dakota. Our friends up north were looking for punch recipes, and Hawaii was yearning for stone soup. D.C. must be ready for the holidays, as their most popular search was for cookies.

Even though some states prefer the term “dressing” to “stuffing,” or butternut squash over sweet potatoes, this list ultimately shows that all Americans can agree on one thing: we love classic comfort food. Wondering what your state’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is? Here’s the full list of results.

 

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