America’s Modern Christmas Menu

America's Christmas table is a vibrant variety of regional flavors, with each state bringing its own culinary traditions to the festive feast. So what would festive diners most like to see on their menu this year? The below ranking shows the top modern dishes Americans would most like to add to their Christmas menu this year, inspired by local cuisine and cultures within each state.

RankingDishState
11 Apple and Rye-Stuffed Cornish Hen New York
12 Peach and Bourbon Glazed Ham Georgia
13 Pumpkin and Sage Roasted Turkey New Hampshire
14 Nashville Hot Chicken with Dill Pickle Slaw Tennessee
15 Bourbon-Glazed Ham Kentucky
16 Chicken-Fried Steak with Creamy Jalapeño Gravy Texas
17 Eastern Carolina Pulled Pork with Vinegar Sauce North Carolina
18 Bison Ribeye with Chipotle Butter Colorado
19 Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie Tartlets Indiana
20 New England Seafood Boil New Hampshire
21 Soy-Glazed Roast Duck with Apple Sausage Stuffing Illinois
22 Ancho Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs with Corn Pudding Arizona
23 Maple-Braised Pork with Apple Chutney Connecticut
24 Prickly Pear Glazed Turkey Arizona
25 Moravian Chicken Pie North Carolina
26 Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Louisiana
27 Maple-Glazed Ham with Apple Cider Reduction New Hampshire
28 Venison Loin with Blackberry Sauce West Virginia
29 Italian-American Feast of the Seven Fishes New Jersey
30 Southern-style Catfish with a Vietnamese Twist Arkansas
31 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Imperial Virginia
32 Huli Huli Chicken with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa Hawaii
33 Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage South Carolina
34 Maple-Brined Roast Chicken Vermont
35 Czech-Inspired Kolache-Stuffed Pork Nebraska
36 Black-Eyed Susan Chicken Maryland
37 Tennessee Whiskey-Glazed Ham Tennessee
38 Cider-Braised Pork with Apples and Cheddar Polenta Vermont
39 Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce New Mexico
40 Dungeness Crab Cakes with Tarragon Aioli Oregon
41 Chili Con Carne with Cornbread Topping Texas
42 Soy-Glazed Duck Breast with Wild Rice Illinois
43 Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops with Corn Relish Iowa
44 Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Wild Blueberry Stuffing Maine
45 Stuffed Ham with Kale and Cornbread Maryland
46 BBQ Brisket with Kansas City-Style Sauce Kansas
47 Blackened Catfish with Maque Choux Mississippi
48 Elk Meatballs with Huckleberry Sauce Wyoming
49 Honey-Glazed Utah Turkey with Wild Rice Stuffing Utah
50 Mussels in White Wine and Garlic Sauce Washington
51 Citrus & Herb Brined Turkey with Avocado Salsa Verde California
52 Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers with Rocky Mountain Trout Colorado
53 Smoked Brisket with Texas Pecan and Peach BBQ Sauce Texas
54 Venison Stew with Root Vegetables Maine
55 Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish Boil Alabama
56 Buckeye Candy Inspired Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Ohio
57 Pennsylvania Dutch-Style Roast Goose with Apple and Sausage Stuffing Pennsylvania
58 Philly Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers Pennsylvania
59 Southern Fried Chicken with Honey Drizzle and Pecan Waffles Georgia
60 Kansas City Strip Steak with Ozark Seasoning Missouri
61 Asian-Fusion Pacific King Salmon California
62 Key Lime Butter Basted Turkey Florida
63 Ramp and Potato Frittata West Virginia
64 Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Mississippi
65 Soy and Honey Glazed Duck Nebraska
66 Bison Prime Rib with Juniper Berry Sauce North Dakota
67 Arkansas Duck with Mole Coloradito Arkansas
68 Brunswick Stew with Cornbread Topping Virginia
69 Elk Meatloaf with Huckleberry Ketchup Idaho
70 Lexington-Style Smoked Turkey with Red Slaw North Carolina
71 Lomi-Lomi Salmon with Poi Hawaii
72 Sagebrush-Smoked Chicken Nevada
73 Wine Country-inspired Rosemary Lamb Chops with Fig Balsamic Reduction California
74 Jersey Tomato and Basil Braised Brisket New Jersey
75 Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Wisconsin
76 Bagel and Lox-Style Salmon New York
77 Citrus-Marinated Roast Pork (Lechón) with Mojo Criollo Florida
78 Cranberry Glazed Roast Chicken Massachusetts
79 Funeral Potatoes with a Modern Twist Utah
80 Midwestern Beef Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream Iowa
81 Stuffies (Stuffed Quahogs) with Chorizo and Cornbread Rhode Island
82 Jewish-Style Brisket with Horseradish and Root Vegetables New York
83 Memphis Dry-Rub Ribs with Corn Pudding Tennessee
84 Pasties with Rutabaga and Beef Michigan
85 Wild Berry Glazed Alaskan Salmon Alaska
86 Corn-Fed Prime Rib Roast with a Wild Mushroom Sauce Nebraska
87 Goetta-Stuffed Pork Loin Ohio
88 Hispanic-Influenced Alabama Smoked Ham Alabama
89 Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Missouri
90 Trout Almondine with Sage Brown Butter Wyoming
91 Walleye Pike Amandine Minnesota
92 Wild Rice and Morel Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Iowa
93 Cheese Curd Stuffed Chicken Breast Wisconsin
94 Cherry-Glazed Roast Duck Michigan
95 Marshallese Macadamia Nut-Crusted Ham Arkansas
96 Mississippi Mud Pie Mississippi
97 Pheasant with Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffing South Dakota
98 Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel with Ale Mustard Sauce Indiana
99 Raspberry and Pinot Noir Sauce over Duck Breast Washington
100 Rhode Island-Style Calamari Rhode Island
101 Wheat Berry Salad with Roasted Pheasant Kansas
102 Wild Alaskan Salmon with Tomato-Dill Vodka Sauce Alaska
103 Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast Minnesota
104 Casino Buffet-Style King Crab Legs Nevada
105 Clam Chowder Pot Pie Massachusetts
106 Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Huckleberry Sauce Idaho
107 Johnny Cakes with Maple-Glazed Scallops Rhode Island
108 Montana Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin with Huckleberry Reduction Montana
109 Pecan-Crusted Catfish with Remoulade Oklahoma
110 Rocky Mountain Elk with a Latin Rub Colorado
111 Seafood Medley in White Wine and Herb Broth Connecticut
112 Sunflower Seed-Crusted Trout Kansas
113 Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce Minnesota
114 Beer-Brined Bratwurst with Sauerkraut Wisconsin
115 Cornbread-Stuffed Quail with Cranberry Glaze Indiana
116 Elk Osso Buco with Local Ale Montana
117 Hazelnut-Crusted Steelhead Trout Oregon
118 Lake Erie Perch with Corn Puree Ohio
119 Polish-Inspired Pierogi with Braised Beef Short Ribs Illinois
120 Posole Rojo with Pork New Mexico
121 Carolina Gold Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens South Carolina
122 Cranberry Pecan-Stuffed Chicken New Jersey
123 Crawfish Étouffée Louisiana
124 Kalua Pig with Pineapple Relish Hawaii
125 Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Crab Sauce Maryland
126 Pecan-Crusted Trout with Peach Glaze Georgia
127 Trout Amandine with Almond Crust Utah
128 Walleye Pike Pecan Meunière North Dakota
129 Beer-Brined Chicken with Barley Risotto Delaware
130 Bison Meatloaf with Chokecherry Glaze South Dakota
131 Butternut Squash Lasagna Connecticut
132 Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Collard Greens Kentucky
133 Green Chile and Pecan Encrusted Turkey New Mexico
134 Sonoran-Style Tamales with Middle Eastern Spices Arizona
135 Sorghum-Glazed Ham with Black-Eyed Peas Oklahoma
136 Southern Soul Sushi Rolls Alabama
137 Baked Scrod with Ritz Cracker Topping Massachusetts
138 Cedar Plank Salmon with Washington Apple Salsa Washington
139 Creole Mustard-Crusted Lamb Chops Louisiana
140 Marionberry-Glazed Venison Oregon
141 Pierogi with Mushroom Sauce Pennsylvania
142 Trout Amandine with Wild Rice Pilaf Idaho
143 Bison Bourguignon with Roots Vegetables Alaska
144 Broiled Rockfish with Crab Imperial Topping Delaware
145 Grain-Fed Roast Duck with Flathead Cherry Sauce Montana
146 Knoephla Soup North Dakota
147 Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew) Florida
148 Walleye Pike Piccata South Dakota
149 Basque-Style Braised Lamb Shank Nevada
150 Lake Trout with Wild Rice Pilaf Michigan