A Definitive Ranking of Classic Thanksgiving Foods
Start writing a post

A Definitive Ranking of Classic Thanksgiving Foods

Spoiler: Cranberry Sauce is in last place.

A Definitive Ranking of Classic Thanksgiving Foods

I can argue with people all day about which classic Thanksgiving foods reign supreme but in my eyes, there is really no argument and I will always be right. And I can live with my close-minded attitude about it because at the end of the day I’m still going to have a full plate of all my favorite foods.

So without further ado, here is a definitive ranking of classic Thanksgiving foods from worst to best.

7. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the most useless and unappetizing side dish on the entire Thanksgiving dinner table. I’ll admit, sliding it out of the can and watching it plop onto the serving dish is disgustingly satisfying, but then it just sits there all night. It’s the side dish that always shows up but no one ever thinks to put on their plate. And props to the person who decides to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Your efforts will never truly be acknowledged.

6. Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls. They’re alright, nothing special. But unlike cranberry sauce, it just wrong to not put one on your plate.

5. Turkey

Turkey has quite the reputation. She has the longest prep time, she’s super expensive, and she always gets placed in the center of the table (prime real-estate). But Turkey’s not as great as people maker her out to be. She is inconstant in her cooking time, some years being just right and other years being dryer than Ross from Friends. And yes, I made that joke just so I can use this photo of Joey with a turkey on his head. Classic.

4. Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is surprisingly delicious and I am disappointed that I avoided it for so many years. I mean, can you blame me? First of all, casseroles have a bad reputation, and then you add green beans to them and expect me to think that sounds appetizing? I at seven years old was no having it. But luckily I came around to eating it and I’ve decided it is a solid dish. 10/10 would recommend leaving some space for it on your plate.

3. Yams

Yams are that side dish that you're not really sure what to pair it with but you're so glad it exists. It is a confusing food but among all the savory flavors happening it’s nice to have something sweet to cleanse the palate. And also, the roasted marshmallows on top are a huge perk.

2. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mashed taters and gravy are a Thanksgiving staple. How can a food be so simple yet so delicious at the same time, you ask? Potatoes. I’ve said it before and I'll say it again: potatoes are a gift from the Gods. And what better way to thank them for the magical root vegetable than by smashing them up and shoveling it in our faces like animals.

1. Stuffing

Stuffing has all the making for something that should be disgusting. It has vegetables in it (sometimes raisins), it looks really lumpy, and it’s literally just soggy bread pieces. But it is hands down the best side dish on the Thanksgiving dinner table. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say the stuffing should replace turkey in the center of the table and all the other dishes should be its side dish. For something that can be described as ‘soggy bread pieces’ to be this incredibly delicious is a work of art. Its first place ranking is well deserved. Keep doing you, Stuffing.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments