By Calia Bennett
Many people in the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving around this time of year. Everyone has their own unique twist on the holiday in one way or another. Not everyone makes the same food each year, so what are the five most popular side dishes on Thanksgiving?
5. Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese, often just referred to as ‘Mac and Cheese,’ is a dish of cooked pasta, typically coated in a cheese sauce. There are several ways to make it, but many people bake theirs on Thanksgiving.
4. Dinner Rolls
A dinner roll is a soft, small, and typically rounded serving of baked bread. It can be paired with a variety of meals. They can be found at many holiday dinners other than Thanksgiving, “Bread is good,” says Kristopher Lynch from ADT.
3. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes, a common Thanksgiving dish, are made by mashing steamed or boiled potatoes into a creamy texture. They are often served with butter, salt, and pepper, but can be paired with a variety of seasonings.
2. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dessert pie that’s mostly made in fall. “It’s really good. One of my favorites,” says Olivia Carney, another student from ADT. The pie consists of a spiced pumpkin filling in a pie crust, often topped with whipped cream and other seasonings.
Unsurprisingly, at the top of the list is stuffing. Stuffing is often a mix of herbs and breadcrumbs. It is, as the name suggests, stuffed into a larger meal that has open spaces (usually a turkey or other poultry).
While these dishes may not be everyone’s favorites, they are some of the most made at Thanksgiving dinners.