List of American foods

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This is a list of American foods and dishes. There are a few foods that predate colonization, and the European colonization of the Americas brought about the introduction of a large number of new ingredients and cooking styles. This variety continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from additional foreign nations. There is a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the United States.

This list is not exhaustive, nor does it cover every item consumed in the U.S., but it does include foods and dishes that are common in the U.S., or which originated there.

American foods[edit]

An opened fortune cookie, with the printed fortune that was inside it
A sloppy joe sandwich with a side dish of coleslaw
A traditional southern food dinner consisting of fried chicken with macaroni and cheese, collard greens, breaded fried okra and cornbread
Tex-Mex: mixed beef and chicken fajita ingredients, served on a hot iron skillet


 Butter With Bread


Gouda and Swiss are common cheeses in America.


Rice dishes[edit]

Gumbo is a dish that originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century.



Hot dogs with various toppings

General items[edit]

This includes general areas of food interest relating to the United States.

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