In the U.S., Thanksgiving is often regarded as the onset of “the most wonderful time of year.” Typical Thanksgiving tradition mandates a gathering of friends and family and a feast around certain foods we look forward to and may eat no other time of the year. I’m looking at you, candied yams.
Two things buzz more and more the closer we get to that wonderful feast: what to serve and our watching of recipes videos on YouTube. Indeed, YouTube is a mecca of learning with 86% of viewers looking for something new to learn.1 Combine that with the more than 1.5B videos stored and analyzed in VideoAmigo and we have a crystal ball to look into what the most popular foods will be this year.
Let’s dig in.
There are several popular ways to cook turkey. The second of which (see the blue slice), may even literally bring the house down (in a blaze). Here are the most popular ways to cook your turkey according to our analysis of YouTube watching.
This year’s sides are summed up in just a few words: baked, mashed, roasted, marinated, creamy and cheesy. One way or another, stretchy pants are probably in order.
Good news! Aunt Bethany’s JELL-O mold surprise will be missing this year. That makes room for more pie! Both fruity and chocolatey, creamy and thick, sweet and tart! With all that tryptophan and sugar we’re sure to be tired and excited all at the same time.
So… What’s the perfect Thanksgiving dinner?
According to the YouTube data, the perfect Thanksgiving menu includes:
- Roasted Turkey
- Mac ‘n Cheese + Mashed Potatoes + Corn on the Cob
- All the Pies! (You can never have too much pie!)
What’s YOUR favorite YouTube recipe on your Thanksgiving menu?
Let us know in the comments (and include a link!).