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Here's the most popular Thanksgiving dish in every state

Which delicious food is your state's favorite?

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Juicy turkey, buttery mashed potatoes drowning in gravy, creamy pumpkin pie—it's no secret that Thanksgiving is one of the best (and biggest!) meals of the entire year. But where you live could affect your Turkey Day preferences, according to data from Google.

A recent survey analyzed Google searches to find the most popular savory and sweet Thanksgiving dish in each state. Not surprisingly, roasted turkey was the most commonly searched savory recipe in the U.S. (taking the top spot in nine states) while pumpkin pie and brownies tied for the number one dessert.

Below is the full list, plus our own cooking expert's top tools for whipping up the best Thanksgiving dinner. Dig in!

The state-by-state breakdown

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What's going on your plate?

Alabama
Savory: Sweet potato casserole
Sweet: Pecan pie

Alaska
Savory: Yams
Sweet: Pumpkin cheesecake

Arizona
Savory: Salad
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Arkansas
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Pecan pie

California
Savory: Yams
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Colorado
Savory: Mashed potatoes
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Connecticut
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Apple fritters

Delaware
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Pumpkin cheesecake

Florida
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Pumpkin cheesecake

Georgia
Savory: Honey-baked ham
Sweet: Sweet potato pie

Hawaii
Savory: Turkey gravy
Sweet: Brownies

Idaho
Savory: Green bean casserole
Sweet: Pumpkin cheesecake

Illinois
Savory: Salad
Sweet: Brownies

Indiana
Savory: Corn casserole
Sweet: Brownies

Iowa
Savory: Corn casserole
Sweet: Brownies

Kansas
Savory: Green bean casserole
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Kentucky
Savory: Deep-fried turkey
Sweet: Apple fritters

Louisiana
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Pecan pie

Maine
Savory: Roasted carrots
Sweet: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Maryland
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Sweet potato pie

Massachusetts
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Brownies

Michigan
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Brownies

Minnesota
Savory: Salad
Sweet: Brownies

Mississippi
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Pecan pie

Missouri
Savory: Green bean casserole
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Montana
Savory: Mashed potatoes
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Nebraska
Savory: Corn casserole
Sweet: Brownies

Nevada
Savory: Yams
Sweet: Pumpkin cheesecake

New Hampshire
Savory: Roasted carrots
Sweet: Apple fritters

New Jersey
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Brownies

New Mexico
Savory: Green bean casserole
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

New York
Savory: Salad
Sweet: Brownies

North Carolina
Savory: Sweet potato casserole
Sweet: Sweet potato pie

North Dakota
Savory: Scalloped potatoes
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Ohio
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Brownies

Oklahoma
Savory: Deviled eggs
Sweet: Apple fritters

Oregon
Savory: Mashed potatoes
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Pennsylvania
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Rhode Island
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Brownies

South Carolina
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Sweet potato pie

South Dakota
Savory: Deviled eggs
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Tennessee
Savory: Sweet potato casserole
Sweet: Pecan pie

Texas
Savory: Dressing
Sweet: Pecan pie

Utah
Savory: Yams
Sweet: Brownies

Vermont
Savory: Salad
Sweet: Apple pie

Virginia
Savory: Roasted turkey
Sweet: Brownies

Washington
Savory: Turkey gravy
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

West Virginia
Savory: Deviled eggs
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Wisconsin
Savory: Green bean casserole
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

Wyoming
Savory: Deviled eggs
Sweet: Pumpkin pie

The best products to make your favorite Thanksgiving dish

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Perfect pie is headed your way.

The secret to a delicious Thanksgiving meal = high-quality kitchen gadgets and tools. While we've tested plenty of popular Turkey Day products (including the best roasting pan and number one cookware set), we asked our kitchen and cooking writer, Valerie Li, to narrow it down to her top picks. First up? This pie dish that Valerie, who loves baking pies for her friends and family, swears by. "I've lost track of how many compliments I've received from the appearance of this pie dish—it's just so classic, and comes in different pretty colors," she says.

For casseroles and other baked dishes, Valerie also loves the classic Lodge cast iron skillet along with everyone's favorite Pyrex dishes. "The Lodge skillet is something I use year-round because it's so easy-to-use and reliable and takes some of the stress out of holiday cooking," she explains, adding, "The Pyrex basics baking dishes are also lovely tools. I like that you can see whether your food is cooked from looking at the bottom of the glass dish."

And when it comes to the star of the show (a.k.a the turkey itself!), Valerie recommends the ChefAlarm, which is our experts' top probe thermometer. "Every home chef—especially the ones who like to grill big birds once in a while, should own a probe thermometer," she says. "To ensure food safety, you'll need to get your ingredients to the right temperature and a probe thermometer lets you do that without requiring you to open the oven door, which reduces fluctuations in temperature."

Get the Emile Henry Classics Pie Dish from Amazon for $29.99
Get the Lodge 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet from Amazon for $19.92
Get the Pyrex 8-Piece Bakeware Set from Amazon for $20.56
Get the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks for $64

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