We recently learned the very disturbing fact that stuffing was New Jersey’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish.  I mean, are we really accepting wet croutons as our top side?  I personally find that hard to believe when mashed potatoes are on the table but who am I to argue with science? 

Photo by Chelsea shapouri on Unsplash
Photo by Chelsea shapouri on Unsplash

Now we have New Jersey's top five favorite side dishes for Christmas.  Any guesses?

Hopefully, we can redeem ourselves this Christmas when it comes to claiming our favorite foods as a state.  Always tackling the tough issues, Time2Play.com did a deep dive into the issue and came up with our top 5 side dishes at Christmas dinner in New Jersey.  

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Photo by Libby Penner on Unsplash

Wondering what to bring to someone’s table this Christmas?  Well, just about all 9.3 million of us in New Jersey have been tasked with a side dish at one point or another. So what are our top side dishes according to you?  Here are our top 5 favorites in New Jersey!  



  • Kasey Silvia
    Kasey Silvia

    Cranberry Sauce

    Really?  I thought cranberry sauce was a one-trick pony on Thanksgiving.  I mean, it is OK but is anyone ever really ready for this jelly?

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    Creamed Spinach

    I'm also perplexed by this choice.  If you make it into spinach dip, now we're talking.  Anything short of that I'm going to have to disqualify.

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    Deviled Eggs

    This is an out-of-the-box choice that I fully endorse.  The often-overlooked deviled egg is a protein-packed, pop-able paradise.  Add a pickled jalapeno or scallions on top and it is hard to beat (see what I did there?).

  • Matt Bachrach
    Matt Bachrach

    Mac and Cheese

    I'm so glad this food hug made the list.  Is there a person on the planet that does not love macs and cheese?  Give me any incarnation and I'm in.

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    Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    The number one side dish in all of New Jersey is none other than the stuffed mushroom!  My husband, Tony, is known for this side dish.  He adds cream cheese and spicy Italian sausage together to make the mushroom cap filling.  Just toss some breadcrumbs on top and bake.  Looks like I just gave away my husband's "world famous" recipe and way of hogging all the compliments at Christmas, sorry, not sorry.

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