Thanksgiving Foods Ranked

By Cat Kemp and Julia Kemp

Congratulations, you’ve officially arrived at the most amazing time of the year to indulge in the most delicious foods to ever exist. Luckily for you, we deeply understand the importance of selecting the perfect Thanksgiving spread. We have put our blood, sweat, and tears into creating a perfectly ranked list so that you know how to create a perfectly delectable meal this November 25. 

  1. Mac & cheese

A classic at any point of the year, Mac and Cheese steals the show at thanksgiving. Creamy, cheesy, and delicious no matter if it is made with breadcrumbs or bacon, mac and cheese is a staple in any Thanksgiving spread. 

  1. Pumpkin pie

The classic fall food, pumpkin pie takes second place in our rankings. With a perfect blend of sweetness and spices, you can not go wrong with a classic pumpkin pie. To be eaten alone, with ice cream, or with whipped cream, we can always make room in our stomachs for pumpkin pie. 

  1. Stuffing

Stuffing, the most diverse dish, makes every savory food that much better. To be eaten alone or added to a roll, turkey, or mixed with cranberry sauce, stuffing never fails to impress. Also, there is no such thing as “bad stuffing” because it is pretty much impossible to mess up. 

  1. Rolls

Buttery, Beautiful, bread. Rolls are simple and can be eaten with anything. Whether you need to cut the sweetness of a pie, or need something to finish off your leftover gravy, rolls are always there to save the day. 

  1. Brussel  sprouts

Brussel sprouts are the perfect Thanksgiving vegetable. Perfectly savory, brussel sprouts are an amazing way to add greens into your Thanksgiving meal. The only reason brussel sprouts are not higher on our list is because there is a lot of margin for error in the preparation of them. However, at our home brussel sprouts are always flavorful and on our plates. 

  1. Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are fine. They can be delicious if made correctly, but there are just too many people who prepare them disgustingly for them to be any higher on our list. Although buttery, velvety potatoes are mouthwatering, too often they turn out as a watery, powdery mess. 

  1. Gravy

Gooey, umami, and a decent addition to any other food. Since gravy does not go with every food, it has to be placed lower on our list. Gravy is fine with turkey or mashed potatoes, but that is pretty much it. Plus, have you ever seen a bowl of gravy that was completely finished? Because we have not. 

  1. Green beans

Usually soggy, cold, and tasteless, green beans can not be any higher than eight on our ranking. Green beans are typically the dish that is left for dead on the kitchen counter. They do not stand out, and no one is ever craving green beans. 

  1. Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce is a hit or miss. Canned cranberry sauce, what the majority use, is just too sweet and does not give any satisfaction like good homemade cranberry sauce. It is either runny or gelatinous, and makes our mouth pucker with the unbearable sugar concentration.  

  1.  Creamed spinach

All we can say is ew. First of all, Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to indulge, so disgusting vegetables have no place here. If there are going to be veggies at least make them a good fall squash or at least not atrocious spinach. To make it all worse, you have to add cream?!? Disgusting.