Highlights
Top 4 restaurant dishes Most popular mac cheese dishes in restaurants See More

Mac Cheese

Flip 'N Toss (New York, New York)

$6.00

Baked Mac Cheese

Tans Tasty Cakes Soul Food Cafe & Dessert Boutique (Hamilton Township, Mercer County)

$10.00

Mac Cheese Burger

The Ainsworth (New York, New York)

$15.00

Truffle Mac Cheese

Thursday Kitchen (Nyc, New York)

$9.00

Top rising variations The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with mac cheese See More
#1cream butter
#2grasshopper
#3bourbon
43.08%
#4apple
40.94%
#5berries
34.32%
#6juice
29.71%
#7potatoes
29.29%
#8almonds
28.70%
#9honey
28.60%
#10milk
27.23%
Percentage of restaurants that serve mac cheese Restaurants

12.12%

33,073 of 272,783 Restaurants
Percentage of all online mac cheese recipes Online Recipes

0.31%

13,156 of 4,201,050 Recipes
Overview
mac cheese Growth Over Time How mac cheese has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '19Sep '19Oct '19Nov '19Dec '1900.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.450.5
Year Over Year
Mac Cheese growth or decline vs one year ago
0.87%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of mac cheese per consumer
1.7
The percentage of the average American diet that mac cheese represents Share of Plate
The popularity of mac cheese at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average Eating In VS. Eating Out
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Percentage of restaurants that serve mac cheese Restaurants

12.12%

33,073 of 272,783 Restaurants
Percentage of all online mac cheese recipes Online Recipes

0.31%

13,156 of 4,201,050 Recipes
Innovation Analysis
The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for mac cheese, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
72.77%
#2cheddar
7.24%
#3butter
3.82%
#4cream
3.73%
#5parmesan
3%
#6cheese sauce
2.74%
#7mozzarella
2.15%
#8gouda
1.7%
#9milk
1.3%
#10blue cheese
1.28%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cream butter
#2danish blue
#3cilantro cream
#4herb cream cheese
#5goat milk
#6milk
27.23%
#7butter
8.65%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1queso blanco
69.34%
#2stilton
48.9%
#3whole milk mozzarella
48.9%
#4dairy sour cream
48.9%
#5cottage cheese
48.9%
food Trends Highlights the most popular food ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food Ingredients
#1meat
44.89%
#2seafood
11.79%
#3burger
9.06%
#4salad
7.41%
#5sandwich
6.06%
#6fried chicken
5%
#7wings
4.47%
#8pulled pork
3.8%
#9pizza
3.59%
#10eggs
3.41%
Fastest Rising food Ingredients
#1soft drinks
#2soy milk
#3cheese crackers
#4hamburger
#5potato hash
#6mixed green salad
#7wings
41.84%
#8pizza
13.26%
#9salad
11.67%
#10eggs
5.14%
Fastest Falling food Ingredients
#1yolks
74.45%
#2chicken stock
65.93%
#3chicken parmigiana
59.12%
#4vegetable broth
59.12%
#5chicken quesadilla
48.9%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
26%
#2steak
17.86%
#3bacon
15.98%
#4pork
10.88%
#5sausage
8.72%
#6beef
7.11%
#7brisket
6.11%
#8ham
2.16%
#9breasts
2.09%
#10hot dog
1.81%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1mexican chorizo
#2guanciale
#3breakfast sausage
#4turkish
#5stewing beef
#6ham
33.41%
#7sausage
21.73%
#8beef
13.74%
#9chicken
7.48%
#10steak
4.71%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1duck fat
89.78%
#2chuck
73.34%
#3applewood bacon
61.16%
#4andouille sausage
50.36%
#5rotisserie chicken
48.9%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1greens
17.43%
#2potatoes
15.11%
#3onion
12.48%
#4beans
10.34%
#5mushrooms
10.06%
#6tomatoes
9.39%
#7corn
7.22%
#8pickles
5.93%
#9truffles
5.87%
#10jalapeno
5.87%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1san marzano tomatoes
#2rhubarb
#3idaho potatoes
#4yellow squash
#5kabocha
#6potatoes
29.29%
#7corn
15.32%
#8beans
13.99%
#9greens
3.97%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1split peas
65.93%
#2baby artichokes
48.9%
#3green lentils
48.9%
#4wakame
48.9%
#5savoy
48.9%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
20.14%
#2corn bread
11.61%
#3roll
10.41%
#4toast
9.61%
#5sweetener
9.49%
#6cake
9.07%
#7buns
8.38%
#8waffles
7.99%
#9crust
5.92%
#10pie
5.83%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1souffle
#2rice cakes
#3saltines
#4brioche bread
#5apple pie
#6pie
73.11%
#7sweetener
23.40%
#8crust
20.02%
#9roll
11.67%
#10waffles
7.17%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1challah
82.97%
#2caramel chocolate
79.56%
#3semolina
74.45%
#4cake pop
74.45%
#5brown bread
74.45%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
45.24%
#2rice
15.85%
#3macaroni
13.7%
#4noodles
6.9%
#5grits
4.25%
#6shells
3.56%
#7cavatappi
2.94%
#8elbow pasta
2.65%
#9penne
2.29%
#10quinoa
1.9%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1angel hair pasta
#2cheerios
#3millet
#4arborio rice
#5farfalle pasta
#6rice
23.99%
#7grits
20.70%
#8noodles
18.60%
#9penne
8.92%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1wheat berries
79.56%
#2mustard seeds
79.56%
#3bowtie pasta
77.29%
#4spaghetti noodles
65.93%
#5sunflower seeds
61.68%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
24.55%
#2prawns
23.35%
#3shrimp
23.35%
#4salmon
9.04%
#5oysters
3.96%
#6crawfish
3.22%
#7lobster tails
2.91%
#8scallops
2.64%
#9tuna
2.29%
#10clam
2.21%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1perch
#2pollock
#3katsuobushi
#4baby shrimp
#5sea scallops
#6scallops
77.28%
#7tuna
55.85%
#8fish
8.92%
#9prawns
4.65%
#10shrimp
4.65%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1atlantic salmon
98.95%
#2clam
69.2%
#3oysters
62.79%
#4lobster meat
59.6%
#5lobster tails
58.99%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1chili
16.42%
#2stuffing
13.52%
#3honey
12.25%
#4bbq sauce
11.54%
#5gravy
11.33%
#6mustard
8.04%
#7oil
7.83%
#8mayo
6.65%
#9aioli
5.77%
#10vinaigrette
5.68%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1fig jam
#2curry sauce
#3furikake
#4honey vinaigrette
#5champagne vinaigrette
#6honey
28.60%
#7gravy
25.99%
#8stuffing
25.49%
#9chili
10.86%
#10aioli
6.46%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1olive tapenade
87.23%
#2tzatziki sauce
74.45%
#3strawberry sauce
74.45%
#4chocolate syrup
48.9%
#5almond butter
48.9%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
27.65%
#2garlic
27.47%
#3chocolate
10.23%
#4salt
8.95%
#5chipotle
6.34%
#6vanilla
4.16%
#7cilantro
3.9%
#8sesame
3.32%
#9ginger
3.19%
#10cinnamon
2.92%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1five spice
#2serrano pepper
#3garlic pepper
#4anise
#5cardamom
#6vanilla
58.48%
#7chocolate
18.89%
#8ginger
14.05%
#9garlic
3.84%
#10pepper
0.58%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1italian herbs
85.4%
#2onion salt
82.97%
#3sumac
79.56%
#4lavender
74.45%
#5jalepeno
69.94%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
36.66%
#2cocktail
22.39%
#3wine
13.34%
#4bourbon
6.46%
#5ale
5.11%
#6mimosa
3.41%
#7whiskey
2.7%
#8margarita
2.64%
#9vodka
2.06%
#10rose
1.82%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1bud light lime-a-rita
#2corona
#3sparkling wine
#4syrah
#5bock
#6rose
#7mimosa
#8margarita
83.96%
#9bourbon
43.08%
#10vodka
39.67%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1shrimp cocktail
82.02%
#2chardonnay
78.1%
#3gose
74.45%
#4vermouth
65.93%
#5amber beer
65.93%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
16.72%
#2berries
16.04%
#3apple
13.01%
#4bananas
9.7%
#5strawberries
7.71%
#6dates
7.09%
#7orange
6.95%
#8pineapple
6.47%
#9cherries
5.99%
#10peaches
5.99%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1tamarind
#2nectarine
#3dragon fruit
#4acai berry
#5dried cranberries
#6cherries
49.11%
#7apple
40.94%
#8peaches
35.61%
#9orange
35.35%
#10berries
34.32%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1currants
65.93%
#2watermelon
62.35%
#3plums
55.29%
#4black cherries
48.9%