American cuisine consists of the cooking style and traditional dishes prepared in the United States. It has been significantly influenced by Europeans, indigenous Native Americans, Africans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and many other cultures and traditions. Principal influences on American cuisine are Native American, and immigrant heritages such as American Chinese, Greek American, Italian American, Cajun, New Mexican, Louisiana Creole, Pennsylvania Dutch, soul food, Tex-Mex, and Tlingit.
American cuisine saw significant expansion during the 19th and 20th centuries, primarily due to the influx of immigrants from different nations. This has allowed for the current rich diversity in food dishes throughout the country.