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With 30 million green bean casseroles set to appear on Thanksgiving tables this week, Colorado is ranked #7 in the U.S. for love of green bean casserole, according to the Del Monte Green Bean Index.
 
To conduct this study, Del Monte asked 3,000 Americans to “go green bean” and rate whether or not they plan to eat the classic green bean casserole side dish this Thanksgiving.
 
Shown below are a list of U.S. states ranked according to the highest concentration of Thanksgiving green bean casserole eaters:
 

Ranking the U.S. states that eat green bean casserole the most:

2.  Oklahoma:  58%
3.  Kentucky:  57%
4.  Florida:  54%
5.  Wisconsin:  52%
6.  Missouri:  51%
7.  Colorado:  50%
8.  Kansas:  49%
9.  New Hampshire:  48%
10.  Maine:  46%
11.  Vermont:  45%
12.  California:  44%
13.  Mississippi:  43%
14.  Idaho:  41%
15.  Utah:  41%
16.  Texas:  40%
17.  Illinois:  39%
18.  Ohio:  38%
19.  New York:  37%
20.  Michigan:  37%
21.  Alabama:  36%
22.  North Carolina:  36%
23.  New Mexico:  35%
24.  Maryland:  34%
25.  Tennessee:  32%
26.  Massachusetts:  32%
27.  New Jersey:  31%
28.  South Carolina:  30%
29.  Pennsylvania:  29%
30.  Virginia:  29%
31.  Arizona:  29%
32.  Minnesota:  28%
33.  Indiana:  27%
34.  Georgia:  26%
35.  Delaware:  25%
36.  Oregon:  23%
37.  Rhode Island:  23%
38.  Connecticut:  22%
39.  Nevada:  22%
40.  Montana:  21%
41.  Iowa:  21%
42.  Washington:  21%
43.  West Virginia:  20%
44.  Alaska:  20%
45.  Arkansas:  20%
46.  Nebraska:  19%
47.  Wyoming:  19%
48.  South Dakota:  19%
49.  North Dakota:  18%
50.  Hawaii:  17%
Del Monte also asked U.S. and Colorado 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, America’s Top 10 most-wanted secret ingredients for green bean casserole are:
1.  Bacon (34%)
2.  Mushrooms (17%)
3.  Cheese (11%)
4.  Grilled Onions (8%)
5.  Almonds (7%)
6.  Sausage (6%)
7.  Bread crumbs or crushed crackers (5.6%)
8.  Garlic (5.2%)
9.  Jalapeños or hot sauce (4%)
10.  Sour cream (3%)