The Thanksgiving Side Dish Personality Quiz: What Does Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Say About You?

updated May 30, 2019
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It’s almost time for the meal we’ve been waiting for. Thanksgiving dinner! Picture this: You’ve just taken a seat at the table next to your loved ones (fine, with a few liked ones) and have a full glass of wine. What’s the first thing you reach for from the cornucopia of deliciousness?

Your first choice actually says a lot about you. Think about what you go for, then read on to see what it means about your personality.

Sweet Potato Casserole

You’re pure class, super sweet, and a lot of fun. You’re also a total softie and can be a total mush ball at times. You’ve been inclusive since you were a kid, and your parties are typically over-attended. Thanksgiving at your place usually includes a lot of holiday orphans who can’t fly home to see their families.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You’re never one to get swept up in trends — you have your own style, and don’t succumb to worrying about what’s cool. Following your own path meant that people didn’t always “get” you. You probably moved to your neighborhood before the hipsters, and your favorite thing after a long day is to have a craft beer and unwind watching Stranger Things.

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Mashed Potatoes

Some people might consider you a little basic, but they just don’t understand that less is more. You appreciate the simple things in life. You can go with the flow and you have this uncanny ability to get along with everyone.

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You’re the friend who holds your group together. You are everyone’s go-to when it comes to secrets and advice. It’s not unusual for you to have three parties to hit up on a Saturday night. You never take enough time for yourself, barely get any sleep, and survive on coffee.

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Macaroni and Cheese

You’re a sensitive soul, and have always been sentimental about the things you love. You keep every greeting card you’ve ever been given, and have diligently kept a journal. You cry at commercials, and are incredibly loyal. You feel that there’s nothing in this life more important than family, and crave the comforts of your home whenever you’re away on vacation.

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Cranberry Sauce

You’re an old soul. Your closet is filled with vintage finds, and you’re more apt to think of Audrey Hepburn as your style icon than any present-day celeb. You’re always sweet, but can be known to get a little feisty if the occasion warrants. Your favorite way to decompress is through a long walk in the park, and you sometimes feel like people don’t understand you, but those who appreciate you are in your circle for life.

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Your approach to life is to strictly seek out pleasure. Eating ice cream for dinner, playing hooky from work to go to the beach, and buying the purse you’re dreaming about are not luxuries to you — they’re as essential as breathing in order for you to feel fulfilled. Thank you for not taking life too seriously!

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Green Bean Casserole

You’ve always been one to make it count and you believe in giving everything 110 percent. You don’t go out every Saturday night, but when you do, you shut the bar down. You never say no to dessert after dinner, but you always try to balance things out by getting an extra mile in on the treadmill in the morning. You care about the Thanksgiving meal, but you’re also there for the football.

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Glazed Carrots

The best word to describe you? Workaholic. And you wouldn’t have it any other way. As a Type-A, you’re always on time, your apartment is perennially spotless, and your wardrobe is made up of mostly neutrals that work well together. You’ve got your stuff together and people know it.

Get a recipe: Bourbon-Glazed Carrots

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Pumpkin Pie

You have the sweetest sweet tooth around and you really only go to Thanksgiving for the dessert. To you, dessert is a side dish or even a main course. You are always the life of the party and people seem to notice you wherever you go. You love big and you love hard. If you’re mad at someone, you let them know and make up almost immediately.

How’d we do?