LOCAL NEWS

Utah’s favorite Thanksgiving food is not among the national favorites

Nov 16, 2022, 5:47 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2023, 1:32 pm

Several pumpkin pie slices....

Pumpkin Pie was voted Utahns favorite holiday food. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — While the rest of the country loves mashed potatoes, Utah has a different favorite Thanksgiving food.

You don’t have to be a full-time foodie to appreciate food on Thanksgiving. Most Americans are thankful for the holiday that celebrates giving thanks itself; after all, it is an all-you-can-eat day off work with football and booze on the side.

A survey of 2,100 Americans found that people don’t like some of the foods on the table.

According to the Americans surveyed, mashed potatoes are the favorite Thanksgiving food.

Though the feast might revolve around the presence of turkey, it was not the most popular dish. In fact, the gravy that you might dip your turkey in was rated as high as the turkey itself in second place.

The third most popular dish is macaroni and cheese.

It’s rare to see a Thanksgiving feast photo without yams or sweet potatoes in some form, yet Utahns rated it the least popular dish on the table.

Cranberry sauce, perhaps the most common and most affordable food item, was the least favorite among Americans.

In Utah, Pumpkin Pie was rated higher than potatoes, turkey, gravy, and macaroni and cheese.

The survey also found that nearly half, 48%, of Utahns said they are likely to try vegan turkey alternatives this year.

Most Americans will be watching wallets in celebrating this year– 69% will look for budget-friendly meal options amidst inflated food costs, and 16% said they will order take-out instead.

As for drinks, the average drinker in Utah matches the national average at about three alcoholic drinks on Thanksgiving.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Members of the Stansbury Park community came together Saturday night to help a pair of stranded far...

Shelby Lofton

Stansbury Park store employees, locals rally together to help stranded farmers

The Tooele County community came to the rescue of a couple of strangers Saturday night.

1 hour ago

Utah State GOP Chair Robert Axson expects turnout to be north of 100,000 people statewide for Super...

Lindsay Aerts

Utah Republicans ‘confident’ for caucus night Super Tuesday

Utahns are heading out Tuesday to cast their votes for who they want for President during Super Tuesday. 

2 hours ago

Eagle Mountain homes still cleaning up tumbleweeds, days after the windstorm covered homes....

Garna Mejia

Eagle Mountain residents are still digging themselves out of tumbleweeds

Eagle Mountain residents are still cleaning up thousands of tumbleweeds that blew on their doorsteps during the weekend storm.

2 hours ago

FILE - Utah's 2024 legislative session. (KSL TV)...

Shara Park

Opposition groups call for Gov. Cox to veto employee firearm bill for teachers, school staff

Opponents of HB119 are calling for Utah's Gov. Spencer Cox to veto.

2 hours ago

Follow @KSL5TVLike us on Facebook...

Deanie Wimmer

Sterling Scholar program’s impressive legacy

From the Navajo reservation to Harvard to the University of Utah – a Utah student makes impressive gain with help from KSL/Deseret News Sterling Scholar program.

2 hours ago

After a workplace shooting Sunday afternoon, the CEO of Varex Imaging, an international X-ray busin...

Brianna Chavez

CEO of Varex Imaging says he’s focused on helping employees after workplace shooting

After a workplace shooting Sunday afternoon, the CEO of Varex Imaging, an international X-ray business, told KSL the aftermath has been sad but is focused on how to move forward.

2 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Utah’s favorite Thanksgiving food is not among the national favorites