By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As the pandemic limits the number of friends and family that can gather for Thanksgiving, many are looking to have a smaller turkey this year and opting for more side dishes to add to their dinners.

Career website Zippia analyzed Google search trends to find the top side dishes by state.

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Mashed potatoes came out on top as the number one side dish of choice for those in California as well as nine other states.

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While another popular dish was macaroni and cheese, some states, like Maine, avoided the carbs altogether and said a side salad was a top side dish of choice.

California farmers said many people are deciding to go for smaller centerpieces to their meals this year, instead of a large turkey, some are hosting their Thanksgiving gatherings with quail or Cornish game hen as alternatives.

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