Kentucky Really Loves Green Bean Casserole

Kentucky Really Loves Green Bean Casserole
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Kentucky Really Loves Green Bean Casserole

Kentucky ranks as the number one green bean casserole-loving state! Discover more fun facts about our nation's love for this classic Thanksgiving dish.

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Interestingly, Florida residents like to add mushrooms to their green bean casserole, with about 25 percent choosing it as their favorite add-in ingredient.

What's the secret ingredient to fancy green bean casserole? The survey found most cooks added bacon, followed by cheese, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, croutons or crushed crackers and almonds.

According to Del Monte, 30 million green bean casseroles will be served at Thanksgiving this week!


It turns out that Kentuckians really love their green bean casseroles.

A Del Monte survey ranked Kentucky as the number one state for their love of green bean casserole, reports Yahoo Travel. Using their Green Bean Index, 1,500 participants across the country rated their love for the classic Thanksgiving dish made with green beans and cream of mushroom soup and topped with crispy fried onions. According to the survey, 78 percent of residents in Kentucky really liked or loved the dish, followed by Wisconsin (77 percent) and Missouri (76 percent). See the complete list of the top 20 states that love green bean casserole below.

  1. Kentucky (78%)
  2. Wisconsin (77%)
  3. Missouri (76%)
  4. Iowa (75%)
  5. Maine (74%)
  6. New Hampshire (73%)
  7. Florida (72%)
  8. Colorado (71%)
  9. California (69%)
  10. Mississippi (68%)
  11. Oklahoma (67%)
  12. Utah (66%)
  13. Kansas (66%)
  14. Texas (65%)
  15. Maryland (64%)
  16. Ohio (63%)
  17. Massachusetts (62%)
  18. Illinois (61%)
  19. Michigan (60%)
  20. New York (60%)

Want to know which state is obsessed with putting mushrooms in green bean casserole? Or what's the most popular ingredient to add in green bean casserole across the nation? Check out the slideshow above to learn more surprising facts the survey revealed.

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