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Best Thanksgiving veggie side dish: Green beans or yams?

What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Everyone has an opinion, and now we want to settle age-old Turkey Day debates! We pitted Tylters' favorite dishes against each other to determine, once and for all, the perfect Thanksgiving meal! 🦃

Don't forget to check out these other head-to-head culinary battles:

Best Thanksgiving side dish: Potatoes or stuffing?

Best Thanksgiving dessert: Sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie?

Best Thanksgiving main course: Ham or turkey?

Best Thanksgiving condiment: Gravy or cranberry sauce?


Team green beans here. Allow us to explain why these legumes are the best side dish. 

First, let's talk health. Green beans are packed with fiber and protein. They also hook you up with vitamins A, C, K, B6 and folic acid along with minerals like calcium. 

Now let's talk texture. Fresh green beans give you a nice crunch but are still soft on your teeth. Is there anything more refreshing than the crunch of a green bean? Or maybe you'd like the slop feel of a sloppy yam slopping around in your mouth? To each their own, I guess.

Are you looking for some recipes? One of the many ways green beans are far superior is their versatility. You can season them in all kinds of ways. Garlic, lemon, salt, pepper or even just buttered. Every family has a cherished recipe and when you taste it, you'll think about being a child and spending Thanksgiving at your grandparents. 


Team yams here. Are you done listening to that goody-two-shoes vegetable green beans? 

We're here to tell you that you don't have to be a hall-monitor to get your veggies. 

Health benefits: One stat for you that will blow your mind. A serving of yams will give you 27% of your daily Vitamin C needs.

Sweet goodness: Candied yams anyone? Or maybe you like your yams smothered in marshmallows? Are you too refined for that? Then bake your yams with brown sugar. You can eat your greens for lent. This is Thanksgiving and you deserve something sweet and delicious since you have to put up with your relatives all evening. 

Filling: Thanksgiving is a challenge... give it your all! Don't shy away from the carbs or the sugar. Now is the time to embrace them, with all your loved ones watching, stuff your face until you can't stuff it anymore with potatoes and marshmallows. You only get this dish once a year. 

Best Thanksgiving veggie side dish: Green beans or yams?
A festive crown for the winner