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Some of these we would never have guessed. But Google knows.

Morgan Goldberg
February 02, 2018

Super Bowl LII is this Sunday and all we really care about is the food. After all, this is the only day of the year that it’s really acceptable to eat pizza, chili, wings and copious dips in one sitting without judgment. It's no surprise, then, that America has been preparing for the big game by searching for indulgent Super Bowl recipes on the Internet. GoogleTrends tracked the most popular searches in each state from the past week and came up with some curious (and some very expected) data.

Here, the most searched-for recipes in every state.

Courtesy of Google

We're not surprised that nine states are jonesing for chili this year. Arkansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin all seem to be taking the classic route. Jalapeño poppers will be making an appearance as well, most notably in North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. And nine states’ most popular search was a dip of some sort. As for the Dakotas, it's all about pizza. North Dakotans searched heavily for pizza sauce, while South Dakotans were after marinara.

All of that is pretty tame, but here's where things get interesting. While dips like buffalo chicken dip and crab dip are pretty standard, Alaska has an affinity for dill pickle with beef dip. Then there's Mississippi’s love for green beans with beef broth on game day. Mississippi, you've got our attention. And so do you, Nebraska, where cream cheese jalapeño hamburgers will be taking center stage on Sunday. Below is the full list: 

Alabama – Chicken
Alaska – Dill Pickle with Beef Dip
Arizona – Green Chicken Enchilada
Arkansas – Five Bean Chili
California – Fried Rice
Colorado – Baked Chicken Wings
Connecticut – Buffalo Chicken Dip
Delaware – Stuffed Peppers
Florida – Shrimp
Georgia – Ham, Bologna, Turkey Sub
Hawaii – Nachos
Idaho – Potato
Illinois – Philly Cheese Steak
Indiana – Chicken
Iowa – Stromboli
Kansas – Calzone
Kentucky – Fondue
Louisiana – Pork Tenderloin
Maine – Chicken Wing
Maryland – Crab Dip
Massachusetts – Chili
Michigan – Chili
Minnesota – Chili
Mississippi – Green Beans with Beef Broth
Missouri – Chili
Montana – Bacon Shrimp
Nebraska – Cream Cheese Jalapeño Hamburger
Nevada – Potato
New Hampshire – Chicken Wing
New Jersey – Buffalo Chicken Dip
New Mexico – Ranch Spinach Dip
New York – Chili
North Carolina – Jalapeño Poppers
North Dakota – Pizza Sauce
Ohio – Philly Cheese Steak
Oklahoma – French Onion Cream Dip
Oregon – Clam Chowder
Pennsylvania – Chili
Rhode Island – Baked Ziti
South Carolina – Crab Dip
South Dakota – Marinara Sauce
Tennessee – Jalapeño Poppers
Texas – Chili
Utah – Jalapeño Poppers
Vermont – Chicken Breast Tender
Virginia – Buffalo Chicken Dip
Washington – Jalapeño Poppers
West Virginia – Pork Carnitas Tacos
Wisconsin – Chili
Wyoming – Ground Beef

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