Iowa’s most-googled Thanksgiving recipe

Before we dive into Iowa’s most Googled Thanksgiving recipe and I get roasted because I’ve never seen one before… we have to ask the question, does the turkey run out on Thanksgiving? York Test did a study of the most Googled Thanksgiving recipes for 2022, and turkey wasn’t the #1 search.

Unsplash – Claudio Schwarz

Unsplash – Claudio Schwarz

If you don’t eat meat it would make sense why you wouldn’t dive into the turkey dish on Thanksgiving, but I don’t fit into that category. Turkey is usually one of the first things I put on my plate, followed by mashed potatoes and gravy. By the way, here’s a free tip for you, if the turkey is feeling a bit dry, just add a ton of gravy.

I’m not one to believe in following every tradition in the book, but as long as I live, turkey will be a part of my Thanksgiving dinner. If you skip the preparation of a turkey, it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving to me. It just seems like a nice dinner after going to church on a Sunday. According to the York Test, baked brie was the #1 recipe for Thanksgiving this year across the board. What the hell is going on in the world?

I end up getting toasted for it, but the most searched Thanksgiving recipe is something I don’t think I’ve seen before in my life. I don’t know if that’s because I was born and raised in Minnesota or what.

I decided to ask a few co-workers from Iowa if they were being offered that for Thanksgiving, and got a few mixed yes and no answers. If there was stuffed butternut squash on a Thanksgiving table, I’d have to ask someone what it was.

Unsplash – Gemma Evans

Unsplash – Gemma Evans

Before you think I’m the dumbest person on the planet, I want to say that I’ve obviously seen squash before, but stuffed butternut squash is a foreign word to me. Stuffed butternut squash recipes saw a 200% increase in Google searches this year in Iowa, according to the York Test.

Is that something you were offered or received on Thanksgiving in Iowa? Am I missing out on a delicious delicacy that people born and raised in Minnesota don’t know about? I’m sticking to “playing those hits” this Thanksgiving. You’ll find my plate full of turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, buns and scalloped corn. You can’t go wrong with a meal like this.

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