Just thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner in Colorado can make you tired. Whether it's because of all the work that can go into it, or all the eating, eating and more eating.

Seeing friends and family, the smell of turkey, the sound of football on TV. The sights and sounds of the third Thursday of November each year, brings it all to the Centennial State.

Before you start planning out that big meal, take a look at what Colorado's loves the most, as part of it.

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Maybe you'll have more than a dozen people over for Thanksgiving, or maybe it'll be a small affair for you. Whether for a lot or for a little, a traditional Thanksgiving meal is a big part of the holidays.

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There are bound to be "picky" eaters at the table when it comes time to dine; some won't want "this," and others won't want a serving of "that." There is one item, however, that Coloradans say is their absolute favorite part of that meal.

InnerBody, a site that helps with health and well-being, did a survey of 808 respondents and utilized Google Trends data to analyze how individuals celebrate the holiday and see which foods and traditions they love the most.

WHAT ARE THE 11 MOST POPULAR PARTS OF THANKSGIVING DINNER?

From InnerBody's survey (in no particular order:)

  • Ham
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Turkey
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Corn
  • Cheesy Potato
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Bean Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Bread Rolls

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WHAT IS AMERICA'S FAVORITE PART OF THANKSGIVING DINNER?

A majority of states in the survey chose the star of the show, the turkey as its favorite, though Colorado did not. Those states that chose turkey probably were trying to make someone happy; most notably, the person in charge of preparing said turkey.

COLORADO'S FAVORITE PART OF THANKSGIVING DINNER IS A SIDE DISH

With eleven key food items in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, everything but the turkey is a side dish or dessert, so it's OK that Colorado chose one as its favorite.

WYOMING HAS A SWEET TOOTH WHEN IT COMES TO THANKSGIVING

The survey shows that the Cowboy State loves both cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, equally, when it comes to "Turkey Day."

DID COLORADO CHOOSE DESSERT AS ITS FAVORITE PART OF THANKSIVING DINNER?

No.

WHAT IS COLORADO'S FAVORITE PART OF THANKSGIVING DINNER?

According to the InnerBody survey, Coloradans love mashed potatoes, the most.

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