Highlights
Top 4 restaurant dishes Most popular meatballs dishes in restaurants See More
Veggie Galaxy (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

$12.95

Choolaah Indian Bbq (Orange, Ohio)

$8.49

Meatball Po Boy

Johnnys Po-boys (New Orleans, Louisiana)

$10.25

Meatballs Pasta

Isabella's Pizza& Pasta (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

$7.95

Top rising variations The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with meatballs See More
#1cocktail
78.84%
#2water
75.78%
#3cashews
62.58%
#4coffee
54.26%
#5wine
41.17%
#6chicken salad
39.81%
#7marinara
37.55%
#8shrimp
36.55%
#9prawns
36.55%
#10garlic bread
34.72%
Percentage of restaurants that serve meatballs Restaurants

16.73%

31,586 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online meatballs recipes Online Recipes

1.04%

24,886 of 2,398,435 Recipes
Overview
meatballs Growth Over Time How meatballs has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '1900.050.10.150.20.250.30.350.40.45
Year Over Year
Meatballs growth or decline vs one year ago
14.04%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of meatballs per consumer
1.61
The percentage of the average American diet that meatballs represents Share of Plate
The popularity of meatballs 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 meatballs Restaurants

16.73%

31,586 of 188,757 Restaurants
Percentage of all online meatballs recipes Online Recipes

1.04%

24,886 of 2,398,435 Recipes
Innovation Analysis
The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for meatballs, 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 meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food and beverages Ingredients
#1meat
25.88%
#2vegetables
21.72%
#3italian
8.3%
#4pizza
7.85%
#5seafood
7.22%
#6fruit
7.03%
#7spaghetti pasta
6.61%
#8meat pizza
5.36%
#9cheese pizza
4.77%
#10sandwich
4.58%
Fastest Rising food and beverages Ingredients
#1boneless wing
#2cappuccino
#3clam chowder
#4carne asada
#5york cheesecake
#6sandwich
28.72%
#7seafood
9.01%
#8cheese pizza
7.98%
#9italian
7.31%
#10meat
6.02%
Fastest Falling food and beverages Ingredients
#1bacon cheeseburger
81.2%
#2chicken piccata
75.16%
#3spinach artichoke dip
71.02%
#4miso soup
62.74%
#5cheeseburger
56.1%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
18.1%
#2sausage
16.28%
#3beef
12.46%
#4turkey meat
8.56%
#5turkey
8.56%
#6pork
8.52%
#7pepperoni
8.15%
#8steak
7.28%
#9bacon
6.64%
#10chicken sausage
4.69%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1steak
18.51%
#2chicken
18.33%
#3beef
17.17%
#4chicken sausage
5.54%
#5sausage
2.11%
#6pork
1.83%
#7pepperoni
0.08%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1spam
87.58%
#2kielbasa
69.43%
#3pork loin
62.74%
#4chicken andouille sausage
50.32%
#5chuck
44.8%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1tomatoes
18.66%
#2onion
14.39%
#3greens
13.16%
#4mushrooms
12.4%
#5basil
9.14%
#6spinach greens
7.12%
#7spinach
7.12%
#8potatoes
6.81%
#9red onion
5.51%
#10red pepper
5.46%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1lotus
#2hash brown potatoes
#3lotus roots
#4vidalia onion
#5baby romaine lettuce
#6red onion
32.63%
#7onion
13.21%
#8potatoes
7.34%
#9greens
0.18%
#10basil
0.03%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#2red pepper
8.86%
#3spinach
4.91%
#4spinach greens
4.91%
#5mushrooms
1.84%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
38%
#2cheese sauce
15.48%
#3mozzarella
10.93%
#4ricotta
8.3%
#5parmesan
8.01%
#6pizza mozzarella cheese
5.87%
#7cream
4.16%
#8butter
3.68%
#9spinach ricotta
2.84%
#10pecorino
2.6%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1non dairy milk
#2philadelphia cream cheese
#3whey
#4stilton
#5gorgonzola dolce
#6cream
37.57%
#7butter
33.91%
#8parmesan
33.07%
#9cheese sauce
10.98%
#10cheese
9.44%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#2spinach ricotta
25.67%
#3ricotta
10.97%
#4pecorino
9.21%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1tomato sauce
14.51%
#2pasta sauce
13.96%
#3olives
10.96%
#4marinara
10.2%
#5tomato meat sauce
10.19%
#6garlic sauce
9.27%
#7vegetable pasta sauce
8.8%
#8pepper sauce
8.05%
#9pizza sauce
7.2%
#10oil
6.45%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1marinara
37.55%
#2pasta sauce
24.09%
#3oil
23.12%
#4garlic sauce
21.36%
#5pizza sauce
19.54%
#6vegetable pasta sauce
14.74%
#7olives
13.12%
#8tomato meat sauce
1.71%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1raspberry jam
88.96%
#2jalapeno aioli
87.58%
#3nacho cheese sauce
80.13%
#4habanero sauce
80.13%
#5pico de gallo
80.13%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
44.65%
#2spaghetti
21.13%
#3rice
10.14%
#4noodles
9.53%
#5pasta noodles
2.65%
#6rice noodles
2.49%
#7penne pasta
2.29%
#8penne
2.28%
#9egg noodles
2.03%
#10rigatoni pasta
1.85%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1cheerios
#2oatmeal
#3jasmine rice
#4risotto rice
#5paella rice
#6rigatoni pasta
34.42%
#7pasta noodles
14.73%
#8pasta
6.32%
#9rice
4.89%
#10rice noodles
4.32%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#2egg noodles
11.82%
#3noodles
10.11%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1garlic
27.02%
#2pepper
25.52%
#3garlic pepper
12.18%
#4salt
6.66%
#5black pepper
6.42%
#6hot pepper
5.29%
#7salt pepper
4.53%
#8garlic salt
4.13%
#9cilantro
3.72%
#10parsley
3.57%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1dry rub
#2za atar
#3rose water
#4arbol chiles
#5ancho chili
#6garlic salt
25.85%
#7parsley
20.00%
#8garlic
13.39%
#9hot pepper
13.24%
#10salt pepper
10.10%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1szechuan peppers
75.16%
#2dried chili
75.16%
#3poblano
71.61%
#4pretzel salt
66.88%
#5anise
63.87%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
32.87%
#2garlic bread
11.6%
#3rolls
10.45%
#4roll
10.45%
#5toast
6.93%
#6sandwich bread
5.78%
#7crust
5.66%
#8pie
5.5%
#9cake
5.16%
#10soft serve
4.98%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1crust
84.52%
#2cake
41.39%
#3garlic bread
34.72%
#4toast
28.79%
#5sandwich bread
26.55%
#6rolls
26.24%
#7roll
26.24%
#8bread
23.54%
#9pie
4.64%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cornmeal
80.13%
#2colored sugar
75.16%
#3corn syrup
75.16%
#4blueberry pie
75.16%
#5gluten flour
71.61%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
28.58%
#2eggs
18.74%
#3chicken salad
9.74%
#4vegetable soup
9.15%
#5fruit salad
8.07%
#6broth
6.3%
#7potato masher
5.43%
#8vegetable broth
4.41%
#9curry
4.28%
#10ice cream
4.25%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1chicken salad
39.81%
#2curry
38.54%
#3potato masher
25.40%
#4fruit salad
22.45%
#5salad
15.15%
#6eggs
12.09%
#7vegetable broth
9.81%
#8ice cream
9.05%
#9vegetable soup
5.29%
#10broth
1.27%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1tabbouleh
80.13%
#2soy milk
66.88%
#3chipotle salsa
66.88%
#4fritos
50.32%
#5red pepper hummus
50.32%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
19.33%
#2shrimp
15.77%
#3prawns
15.77%
#4shrimp meat
13.34%
#5anchovy
12.05%
#6salmon
4.97%
#7herring
4.85%
#8clam
4.55%
#9crab meat
3.9%
#10calamari
3.15%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1prawn crackers
#2imitation crab meat
#3baby scallops
#4popcorn shrimp
#5albacore tuna
#6shrimp meat
45.41%
#7salmon
39.45%
#8shrimp
36.55%
#9prawns
36.55%
#10herring
19.91%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1crawfish
92.9%
#2halibut
83.44%
#3sole
75.16%
#4seafood stock
70.19%
#5mackerel
66.88%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
24.61%
#2wine
24.5%
#3cocktail
20.52%
#4red wine
6.48%
#5vodka
6.04%
#6ale
5.99%
#7fruit beer
4.52%
#8white wine
3.21%
#9margarita
1.85%
#10rose
1.74%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1guinness
#2strawberry vodka
#3pilsner style beer
#4porter beer
#5aromatic bitters
#6white wine
#7cocktail
78.84%
#8vodka
70.98%
#9red wine
63.75%
#10wine
41.17%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#2margarita
14.19%
#3rose
0.64%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with meatballs, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
15.1%
#2berries
13.38%
#3pineapple
12.66%
#4cherries
9.95%
#5seasonal fruit
8.9%
#6dates
7.91%
#7lime
6.86%
#8apple
6.46%
#9bananas
6.33%
#10orange
5.14%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1lychees
#2cantaloupe
#3tangerine
#4honeydew melon
#5gala apples
#6orange
#7bananas
57.51%
#8seasonal fruit
13.35%
#9pineapple
8.39%
#10lime
7.50%