What Do Ohio Residents Favor Among Thanksgiving Side Dishes?

What Do Ohio Residents Favor Among Thanksgiving Side Dishes?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

There’s almost universal agreement on Thanksgiving’s favorite entree.

The bounty of turkeys in North America made gobblers a convenient choice for daily meals from early days of New World settlement and, of course, the turkey now has become, well, the face of Thanksgiving.

However, if a golden-brown savory turkey is usually the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving dining table, what about the dishes that surround it?

Certainly, everyone has their favorites, but BetOhio.com wanted to know: What side dishes are broadly favored by Ohioans? 

Although you won't be able to enjoy one of these dishes while place a bet with the Tipico Ohio promo code this year, you will be able to next year. So get ready and in the meantime let's find out what dishes Ohioans love at Thanksgiving. 

Side Dishes: Which Ones to Choose?

RankSide Dish% Interest
🍗 1 Stuffing24%
🍗 2 Macaroni & cheese23%
🍗 T-3 Mashed potatoes20%
🍗 T-3Green bean casserole20%
🍗 5Sweet potato casserole13%

You won’t find odds like this at Ohio betting sites when they become legal on the first of the year, but food comes first on this holiday. 

BetOhio.com used Google Trends to analyze the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes of Ohio residents by looking at the search results of each side dish from Nov. 1, 2021 to Nov. 30, 2021.

The dishes researched were the most in total searches in the United States, including mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, candied yams, Brussels sprout and cranberry sauce.

The most favorite side dish statewide, by the slimmest of margins, was stuffing, registering 24% in attracting interest. Close behind was macaroni & cheese with 23% interest. 

Not to be dismissed for side dish popularity were both mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, which both earned 20% interest. Sweet potato casserole was fifth among favorite side dishes with 13%.

The close selection was also reflected when viewed through the lens of most popular side dish for each major city area.

Cleveland favored stuffing at 28%, but Cincinnati and Columbus had mac & cheese (both 25%) at the top of the side dish list. Dayton and Toledo leaned toward veggies with Toledo at 28% and Dayton at 22% favoring green bean casserole.

Ohio State-Michigan on Collision Course

It looks like the big game will be The Big Game again this season when Ohio State hosts Michigan two days after Thanksgiving. We'll bring you the latest Michigan vs Ohio State odds to ensure you know what your bet is worth. 

Barring a major upset before then, both Ohio State, currently ranked No. 2, and Michigan, ranked No. 3, will have another chapter in their storied rivalry with a trip to the Big Ten championship game on the line.

Michigan won last year’s matchup, 42-27, in Ann Arbor.

It won’t be long now for Ohio sports betting. Remember, for the best Ohio sportsbook promos, keep it right here at BetOhio.com.



Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

Cited by leading media organizations, such as: