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Here we are, the official start to the holiday season with Thanksgiving this week. Lots of friends and family visiting from out-of-town. A big family feast prepared for Thanksgiving Day. Lots of hustle and bustle at your house getting things ready.

We all know everyone’s favorite items on that Thanksgiving dinner table: turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes. But, there are always those dishes on the table or buffet which only a few people love. Apparently, they are traditional. They only seem to be prepared one time a year, and that’s on Thanksgiving. Why do we even bother? recently conducted a survey of 2,100 Americans from all across our nation to determine our favorite, and least favorite, holiday dishes. We dealt with our favorite dishes in a previous article. This article will deal with those dishes we pass right on to the person seated next to us without scooping any on to our plate.

The first thing I noticed in the findings of this survey, is that Nevada’s least favorite Thanksgiving Day dinner item is biscuits. Really? It is as surprising as what the survey states is Nevadans favorite Thanksgiving dinner item: cranberry sauce. I’m scratching my head on both of those findings. Maybe if we put a little cranberry sauce on top of a sliced biscuit, both of these items would have ended up in the middle of the pack where they belong. Just my opinion.

I have to say, that overall, my tastes tend to concur with the tastes of Americans overall. I have never enjoyed sweet potatoes or yams, no matter how they were prepared, and I am NOT a fussy eater. With that in mind, let’s get right down to it. Here are America’s least favorite Thanksgiving Day dinner items as reported by


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.

  • 5) Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry Sauce

    I like cranberry sauce to be honest with you. It’s not my favorite item on the Thanksgiving dinner table, but I will add some to my plate. I grew up with the canned jelly cranberry sauce that Mom would just pop out and place in a bowl, still in the shape of the can. My wife now makes it from scratch and does a great job.

  • 4) Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels Sprouts

    Here’s another dinner item I don’t mind, especially if they are seasoned well. Maybe add some bacon bits and balsamic vinegar while roasting. I do like vegetables though. Most people hate brussels sprouts. They are very bitter. I get it. However, I have not seen them on very many Thanksgiving dinner tables.

  • 3) Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

    Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows


    Now we’re getting down to the items that I always pass on. I know sweet potato fries are all the rage at restaurants and pubs around town. Filled with fiber. Very nutritious. I still don’t really like them. And any dinner item that needs marshmallows on it to make it taste good is an item I will pass to the person seated next to me every time. Is it dinner or dessert?

  • 2) Sweet Potato Pie

    Sweet potato pie


    I do like pumpkin pie. Some people say that sweet potato pie tastes very similar. It certainly looks similar, but I prefer pumpkin pie all day long. I noticed in the survey that sweet potato pie was very popular in the southeast. These states also show that pumpkin pie is their least favorite dinner item on Thanksgiving. It is apparently a regional thing.

  • 1) Candied Yams

    Candied Yams


    And here we have it. America’s least favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish. Another root vegetable being passed off as a dessert of some sort. If you have to candy it up, is it really a dinner item? Just another dish I’ll pass right on to the person seated next to me without partaking. What do we do with all those leftover candied yams and sweet potato dishes? Happy Thanksgiving and pass the potatoes!