Midwestern USA Cooks - Community - Allrecipes

the buzz

Midwestern USA



Learn More

Midwestern USA

The American Midwest is the bread basket of the nation. It cuts a large swath from the Great Lakes states out to the Dakotas and south to Kansas. Here in the Heartland, the farms produce the vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy, and meats that feed the rest of the country. When people talk about "American food," they often mean Midwestern cuisine. The cheesy casseroles, beefy pot roasts, baked pastas, meat and potatoes, and homemade pies -- the soothing comfort foods that get us through a chilly winter evening. If you had homemade pie for breakfast this morning, you might qualify as a Midwesterner. Generally speaking, Midwestern cuisine is honest and hearty rather than fancy and frivolous, flavorful but not aggressively spiced.

Plan Easy, Delicious Meals

Healthy Menu Planner

Healthy Menu Planner

Eating low-cal is easy with one-click meal plans and shopping lists.

Featured Cook

Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
Living In: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
About me:
I'm 22 years old and I love to cook. I love to make new and exotic foods for my boyfriend all the time!

My Profile | Cooks I Like | Reviews | Photos
Recipes | Menus | Blog

Create your own Cook's Profile | MORE Cooks »

Newest Cooks

Photo by Laurajg


Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
Photo by Mina Kaye Jaeger

Mina Kaye Jaeger 

Cooking Level: Intermediate
Home Town: Burlington, Iowa, USA
Living In: Winter Park, Florida, USA
Photo by Sarah Plumb

Sarah Plumb 

Cooking Level: Beginning

Newest Photos

  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.

Newest Reviews

Morning Delight Quiche

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2014 by CAROLC80   view full review
I used tator tots smashed into the bottom instead of hash browns and it gave it a nice texture...

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2014 by CAROLC80   view full review
Nice variation on the tortilla soup we make a lot. This uses stew meat, which I am frequently...

Cheddar Ham Chowder

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2014 by Molly   view full review
This hit the spot on a cool October evening. I chose not to peel the potatoes, I just...

Go Pro!

In Season

It’s Ghouls’ Night Out
It’s Ghouls’ Night Out

Get cute n’ creepy recipes to feed all your little monsters.

Allrecipes Cooking School
Allrecipes Cooking School

It’s everything you need to cook your best. Learn more about Allrecipes Cooking School.

Football Food for the Win
Football Food for the Win

All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States