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

Mac Cheese Crunch Wrap Supreme

Good Karma Cafe (Red Bank, New Jersey)

$11.00

Chicken Bacon Mac Cheese

Merchants River House (Nyc, New York)

$15.00

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
#1shrimp tempura
#2hazelnuts
#3grits
60.44%
#4dates
40.67%
#5coconut
38.15%
#6juice
36.95%
#7water
34.76%
#8bourbon
31.91%
#9coffee
30.76%
#10shrimp
29.36%
Percentage of restaurants that serve mac cheese Restaurants

13.34%

25,180 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online mac cheese recipes Online Recipes

0.36%

8,713 of 2,398,435 Recipes
Overview
mac cheese Growth Over Time How mac cheese has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '1900.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.450.5
Year Over Year
Mac Cheese growth or decline vs one year ago
23.17%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of mac cheese per consumer
1.6
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

13.34%

25,180 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online mac cheese recipes Online Recipes

0.36%

8,713 of 2,398,435 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
food and beverages Trends Highlights the most popular food and beverages ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food and beverages Ingredients
#1meat
28.64%
#2vegetables
22.99%
#3seafood
8.77%
#4fruit
7.59%
#5cheese burger
6.28%
#6burger
6.06%
#7fried chicken
5.35%
#8fries
4.81%
#9grilled cheese
4.64%
#10sandwich
3.75%
Fastest Rising food and beverages Ingredients
#1stella artois
#2miller lite
#3wonton soup
#4margherita pizza
#5mozzarella sticks
#6sandwich
20.87%
#7seafood
16.86%
#8fries
5.03%
#9meat
3.62%
#10grilled cheese
2.67%
Fastest Falling food and beverages Ingredients
#1york cheesecake
96.44%
#2hot sour soup
93.45%
#3sweet sour chicken
78.18%
#4chicken caesar salad
75.21%
#5french onion soup
73.7%
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
58.69%
#2cheese sauce
10.47%
#3cheddar
6.51%
#4vegan cheese
5.59%
#5cream cheese
3.35%
#6cream
3.34%
#7butter
3.25%
#8dairy free cheese
2.95%
#9corn cheese
2.9%
#10parmesan
2.87%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1oat milk
#2goat milk
#3vanilla almond milk
#4coffee creamer
#5roquefort cheese
#6dairy free cheese
34.22%
#7corn cheese
16.95%
#8cheese sauce
2.18%
#9butter
0.84%
#10cheese
0.14%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#2cream cheese
22.7%
#3cream
22.2%
#4vegan cheese
5.01%
#5parmesan
1.98%
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
24.27%
#2steak
17.16%
#3bacon
16.57%
#4pork
10.27%
#5sausage
8.22%
#6beef
6.97%
#7brisket
5.82%
#8turkey meat
3.45%
#9turkey
3.45%
#10chicken sausage
2.89%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1turkey pepperoni
#2beef flank steak
#3flank steak
#4beef sirloin
#5flank
#6brisket
11.02%
#7steak
9.00%
#8chicken
6.25%
#9turkey meat
3.63%
#10turkey
3.63%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1drumstick
72.73%
#2stewing beef
70.25%
#3beef stew meat
70.25%
#4italian sausage
59.09%
#5skirt steak
53.25%
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
15.36%
#2potatoes
13.69%
#3onion
13.31%
#4tomatoes
10.74%
#5mushrooms
10.74%
#6beans
9.28%
#7corn
6.97%
#8truffles
6.51%
#9jalapeno
6.37%
#10pickled vegetables
5.51%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1cipollini onions
#2baby asparagus
#3rhubarb
#4piquillo peppers
#5soybeans
#6corn
16.69%
#7onion
10.33%
#8pickled vegetables
6.57%
#9beans
4.50%
#10jalapeno
4.15%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1trio tomatoes
96.59%
#2baby sweet peppers
93.71%
#3baby red potatoes
91.82%
#4yellow potatoes
86.8%
#5straw mushrooms
86.36%
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
33.91%
#2corn bread
9.98%
#3toast
7.97%
#4roll
7.32%
#5rolls
7.32%
#6potato bread
7.23%
#7cake
6.69%
#8buns
6.47%
#9waffles
6.39%
#10sandwich bread
5.2%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1waffles
41.93%
#2sandwich bread
36.73%
#3roll
19.05%
#4rolls
19.05%
#5toast
10.76%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1rum cake
93.18%
#2white corn tortillas
92.89%
#3strawberry shortcake
90.91%
#4pie pastry
83.64%
#5spice cake
83.64%
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
#1pasta sauce
12.38%
#2bbq sauce
11.51%
#3hot sauce
10.56%
#4pickles
10.42%
#5spicy sauce
10.33%
#6chili
9.33%
#7steak sauce
8.94%
#8tomato sauce
8.94%
#9vegetable pasta sauce
8.8%
#10salad dressing
7.59%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1garlic chutney
96.44%
#2szechuan sauce
92.56%
#3balsamic syrup
89.77%
#4green chutney
88.84%
#5white balsamic vinegar
88.31%
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
20.35%
#2shrimp
17.5%
#3prawns
17.5%
#4shrimp meat
10.8%
#5lobster meat
10.32%
#6salmon
6.56%
#7crab meat
5.46%
#8herring
3.61%
#9oysters
3.52%
#10lobster tails
2.67%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1bay scallops
#2whitefish
#3sockeye salmon
#4striped bass
#5baby clams
#6lobster tails
58.18%
#7lobster meat
39.64%
#8crab meat
39.16%
#9shrimp meat
37.48%
#10shrimp
29.36%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1pink shrimp
93.18%
#2ceviche
83.07%
#3mahi mahi
81.53%
#4baby scallops
81.41%
#5popcorn shrimp
79.55%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with mac cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
25.66%
#2eggs
12.28%
#3chicken salad
11.84%
#4fruit salad
10.39%
#5potato masher
8.64%
#6slaw
7.22%
#7tacos
6.63%
#8coleslaw
5.85%
#9ice
5.73%
#10ice cream
5.44%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1shrimp tempura
#2oyster crackers
#3lemon sole
#4rice krispies
#5pho broth
#6slaw
29.10%
#7eggs
2.70%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#2ice
39.02%
#3ice cream
35.86%
#4fruit salad
14.49%
#5chicken salad
11.68%
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
45.8%
#2macaroni
14.19%
#3rice
13.47%
#4noodles
6.58%
#5grits
3.88%
#6shells
3.27%
#7elbow pasta
3.22%
#8pasta noodles
3.01%
#9red rice
2.98%
#10penne pasta
2.46%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1risotto rice
#2millet
#3rice krispies
#4tagliatelle
#5raisin bran
#6grits
60.44%
#7shells
44.75%
#8pasta noodles
41.72%
#9elbow pasta
22.72%
#10noodles
13.63%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1soba
79.55%
#2fettuccine
76.62%
#3vermicelli
59.09%
#4farro
59.09%
#5wheat berries
49.65%
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
24.17%
#2garlic
23.62%
#3chocolate
8.82%
#4cheese salt
7.75%
#5salt
7.75%
#6hot pepper
6.94%
#7garlic pepper
6.5%
#8chipotle
5.99%
#9salt pepper
4.3%
#10cilantro
3.93%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1turmeric ginger
#2pink peppercorns
#3maldon salt
#4arbol chiles
#5coriander cumin
#6salt pepper
14.54%
#7garlic
13.98%
#8cheese salt
4.13%
#9salt
4.13%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#2hot pepper
27.91%
#3chocolate
25.95%
#4cilantro
14.09%
#5garlic pepper
8.83%
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
32.69%
#2cocktail
22.32%
#3wine
13.44%
#4fruit beer
6.44%
#5ale
5.3%
#6bourbon
5.13%
#7red wine
4.16%
#8ipa beer
2.96%
#9whiskey
2.85%
#10white wine
2.62%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1italian beer
#2grand marnier
#3raspberry liqueur
#4malibu rum
#5grappa
#6whiskey
41.52%
#7bourbon
31.91%
#8cocktail
8.71%
#9beer
5.64%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1rose wine
89.09%
#2sour ale
88.31%
#3vanilla rum
85.12%
#4kolsch
83.64%
#5sweet stout
83.64%
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
16.26%
#2berries
15.8%
#3apple
11.5%
#4seasonal fruit
8.72%
#5bananas
7.93%
#6strawberries
7.73%
#7lime
6.87%
#8dates
6.61%
#9orange
6.35%
#10pineapple
6.28%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1dried apple
#2freshly juiced lemon
#3dried fig
#4nectarine
#5prunes
#6pineapple
89.74%
#7dates
40.67%
#8apple
26.53%
#9seasonal fruit
18.53%