You aren't all going to agree with me, but some Thanksgiving side dishes are a waste of time and calories. There are side dishes that make the meal complete and, often, make the meal worth eating, and others that just take up space on the table.

Can Side Dishes Save A Ruined Turkey Meal At Thanksgiving

If you show up to a Thanksgiving meal and the turkey is dry, undercooked, or just gross, the meal can be saved with a nice variety of pies, perfect mashed potatoes with gravy, and rolls. On the other hand, if the turkey is a fail you are not fixing the meal with side dish options of green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.

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I'm not saying you shouldn't have those at the meal. You should have them because they can be a nice addition, except green bean casserole. Stop making green bean casserole just because you think it needs to be in a Thanksgiving day meal. It doesn't. Even if Zippia or any other website tells you it is the most popular in your state.

Idahoans Don't Really Like Green Bean Casserole

Now, I know there are some who will argue that green bean casserole is 'the best' and you 'love it so much', but be honest with yourself: other than on Thanksgiving when do you eat it?

Is Green Bean Casserole An Important Thanksgiving Dish

Last year I wrote about the odd habit we have of making green bean casseroles. Three times actually, over the course of the month of November, for various reasons. We even put together a poll to see what you guys think about the most common side dishes at Thanksgiving. The winner there isn't green bean casserole, I'll tell you that much.

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