Everything But the Turkey: The Thanksgiving Sides Quiz
by Staff
Thanksgiving just isn't about turkey. What do you know about the side dishes you serve on this classic holiday?

True or false: Succotash is a dish made of lima beans, corn and sometimes peppers.

  • true
  • false
  • No, it's not even a vegetable dish.

Why do beets stain things easily?

  • Two words: beet grease.
  • They contain a red pigment.
  • Beets don't stain anything.

When Jell-O was first introduced, how many flavors were available?

  • one
  • four
  • eight

True or false: Pecan pie is healthier than pumpkin pie.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, because orange foods are bad for you.

Ambrosia is defined by what ingredient?

  • oranges
  • coconut
  • nectar

What are candied sweet potatoes?

  • They're sweet potatoes baked with brown sugar and marshmallows.
  • They're baked potatoes with a sugar glaze.
  • They're sweet potatoes with candy bars inside.

True or false: The lima bean is named after Lima, Peru.

  • true
  • false
  • It's actually named after Lima, Ohio.

True or false: The Parker House Roll was invented at the Parker House Hotel in Boston.

  • true
  • false
  • It was a creation of the Chicago Parker House.

A medium-sized sweet potato can provide your daily requirement for which vitamin?

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B
  • vitamin K

True or false: Brussels sprouts are a type of legume.

  • true
  • false
  • Brussels sprouts aren't actually a food at all.

What's the difference between stuffing and dressing?

  • Only stuffing contains meat.
  • Dressing has more celery.
  • Stuffing's put inside the turkey before you cook it.

When did the Campbell Soup Company develop its green bean casserole recipe?

  • 1899
  • 1955
  • 1972

How are cranberries harvested?

  • by picking them off trees
  • by picking them off mountaintop bushes
  • by flooding bogs

True or false: The colonists and Native Americans enjoyed pumpkin pie at the first Thanksgiving.

  • true
  • false
  • It was pumpkin cheesecake, actually.

True or false: Before coming to the New World, the Pilgrims had never seen corn.

  • true
  • false
  • Some may have, depending on where in Europe they were born.

What color is the top of a turnip?

  • red
  • purple
  • black

True or false: Oyster dressing is a popular side in some areas of the country.

  • true
  • false
  • It's only popular in Alaska.

Green bean casserole is made with what type of soup?

  • cream of chicken
  • cream of celery
  • cream of mushroom

True or false: Yams and sweet potatoes are synonymous.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the size of the yam.

Where do the giblets in giblet gravy come from?

  • They're animal organs.
  • They come from a vegetable garden.
  • They're cut-off crusts of bread.