With 30 million green-bean casseroles set to appear on Thanksgiving tables next week, my good friends at Del Monte thought us Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), as well as devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss might like me to serve up some fun green-bean casserole facts with our green-bean casserole!
…which U.S. State Loves the Green Bean Casserole the Most?
Del Monte asked 1,500 Americans to “go green bean” and rate their fondness for the classic green-bean casserole side dish.
Here, the TOP 20 U.S. STATES THAT LOVE GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE
#1: Kentucky (78% of residents ‘really like or love the dish’)
#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%)
…the TOP FIVE ‘SECRET INGREDIENTS’ FOR GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE:
Del Monte also asked state residents to rate their favorite “secret ingredient” — a single, creative item that can be added to the casserole’s iconic green bean, cream of mushroom, and french fried onion flavors to make it unique and different.
According to the survey, the Top 5 most-wanted secret ingredients are:
#1: Bacon (37% picked it as their favorite secret ingredient)
#2: Cheese (19%)
#3: Mushrooms (15%)
#4: Bread crumbs, croutons, or crushed crackers (12%)
#5: Almonds (8%)
And now…the actual Del Monte Recipe: Green Bean Casserole.
Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to remind you to know thy calories, read thy labels and/or check out all nutritional information on a calorie counter. Your basic green bean casserole serving size is 1/2 to 2/3 cup.
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