Top 12 Quintessential American Foods

Apple Pie 

Apple pie may not have originated in the US – it is believed to have been brought over by European immigrants.


The cheeseburger started life as a “Hamburger Steak Sandwich,” popularized in the 1890s.


I know what you’re thinking – pizza is Italian! But with Chicago-style, Detroit-style, and New York-style to name a few.

Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a spicy dish with a spicy story.

Biscuits and Gravy 

Nothing quite says comfort food like combining carbs with more carbs. 


Cornbread, a quick bread made with cornmeal, is a pillar of southern American cuisine. 


Fun to say and fun to eat, Jambalaya is a Cajun and Creole dish from Louisiana

Country Fried Steak 

Also known as chicken fried steak, country fried steak is cubed beef steak floured and breaded in the same way you’d bread and fry chicken.


Meatloaf is a dish so varied in origin that many cultures can call it their own. 

Macaroni and Cheese 

Whether eaten as a side or as an entrée with meat or vegetables added, mac and cheese is a favorite across the board, from toddlers to culinarians.

Macaroni and Cheese 

You could call the peanut butter and jelly sandwich the best thing since sliced bread – if it wasn’t older than sliced bread itself. 

Chicken and Waffles 

With chicken and waffles exploding onto the culinary scene in the last decade, it’s easy to assume that it’s relatively new.

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