25 Foods That Start With M


There are so many delicious foods that start with the letter M. From melon and meat to macaroni and muffins, the list of foods that start with this letter will make you drool.

We’ve picked 25 foods and drinks to show you that this letter is the beginning of the names of some of the most delicious and interesting edible stuff on the planet.

So, let’s begin, shall we?

foods beginning with the letter m

25 Foods That Start with the Letter M

1. Meat

There are many dishes you can prepare with different types of meat such as red meat like pork, beef, lamb, and goat, poultry or white meat like turkey and chicken, and seafood like fish, lobster, crab, oysters, mussels, clams, etc.

2. Meatloaf

This dish is made of minced meat, usually minced beef, and other ingredients such as breadcrumbs, vegetables, and seasonings, molded into a loaf shape. It’s baked in the oven and served warm or sliced as a cold cut.

3. Meatballs

Here’s another delicious dish made of meat. It’s minced or chopped meat rolled into small balls, usually in combination with ingredients such as minced onion, bread crumbs, butter, eggs, and seasoning. Meatballs can be fried, steamed, baked, or braised in sauce.

4. Melon

The sweet-smelling large round fruit called melon has delicious pulpy flesh and plenty of seeds. It has numerous varieties, including cantaloupe, watermelon, canary melon, muskmelon, snap melon, winter melon, etc.

5. Merlot

This is one of the most popular red wines in the world, native to France. It’s a dark-colored wine variety known for its soft, sensual texture. This wine can be rich and oaky, or velvety and plummy.

6. Milk

Another beverage, but this time it’s the kids’ favorite – milk. This white liquid is packed with nutrients, especially calcium, protein, vitamin D, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B12 – all of which are vital for your bone health.

7. Millet

This healthy grain is so much more than just a bird seed. You can prepare it in different ways and benefit from its incredibly healthy content that includes fiber, magnesium, selenium, pantothenic acid, iron, folic acid, folate, phosphorus, etc.

8. Mint

This aromatic herb has many different uses, including tea, herbal remedy, addition to foods and salads, and an essential ingredient to refreshing beverages like a mojito.

9. Mocha

Mocha or mocaccino is an espresso-based drink with a chocolate flavor. It’s made of milk, espresso, and chocolate and usually topped with milk foam. This coffee is super sweet, so it’s perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.

10. Moussaka

There are many variations of this potato-based dish that originates from the Balkans. Basically, it’s layers of potato slices with a filling of minced meat and onion, topped with beaten eggs. Another popular variation uses eggplants instead of potatoes.

11. Mozzarella

This popular Italian cheese is traditionally made from the milk of the Italian water buffalo using the method called pasta filata. But, you can also find it produced from cow’s milk. The cheese isn’t aged like other cheeses but eaten fresh.

12. Muesli

It’s a mixture of rolled oats and other ingredients like nuts, grains, fresh or dried fruits, and seeds. Muesli is usually combined with milk or other liquids like fruit juice or yogurt and eaten as breakfast.

13. Muffin

This small baked good can refer to a cupcake-like quickbread or a part-raised flatbread. It’s usually sweet and moist, but heavier than a cupcake or cake.

14. Mulberry

Mulberry is a black, red, or white berry that’s made into tea, fruit juice, wine, canned foods, or jam, or eaten dried like raisins. It’s sweet and has an incredible nutrient content that includes carbs, protein, and fiber.

15. Mushroom

It’s a fleshy, fungal growth that emerges from the ground. There are numerous types of mushrooms, some of them edible and other extremely toxic. There are even some types that are studied as possible treatments for certain diseases. If you’re looking for an an amazing recipe, be sure to check out our portobello mushroom.

16. Mustard

This popular brownish-yellow condiment is commonly paired with hot dogs, sandwiches, meats, and cheeses. It’s produced from the seeds of a mustard plant and combined with vinegar, water, wine, lemon juice, salt, and other spices.

17. Maple Syrup

This sweet syrup is made from the sap of maple tree, red maple, or sugar maple. It’s most commonly used as a condiment for waffles, pancakes, porridge, oatmeal, or French toast. Particularly goes well on ihop pancakes.

18. Mutton

Mutton is red meat from sheep older than three years. It’s high in fat and has an incredibly strong flavor similar to game meat. It’s usually consumed in the Middle East.

19. Macadamia Nuts

These nuts have a creamy texture and butter-like flavor. They are packed with beneficial nutrients such as healthy monounsaturated fats, protein, dietary fiber, copper, and thiamin. However, they are very calorie-dense, so make sure you don’t overeat them. A recipe we use them on our site is this white chocolate macadamia nut cookie recipe.

20. Macaroni

This dry pasta shaped in the form of slender tubes is made from semolina. You can find it in various shapes and sizes, but the elbow-shaped macaroni is the most commonly used type in North America, especially in the preparation of the popular dish mac and cheese.

Here’s a list of popular mac n cheese recipes we know you’ll love:
Cracker Barrel Mac n Cheese
Trisha Yearwood Mac & Cheese

21. Mackerel

This oily fish is found in tropical and temperate seas, usually living offshore or along the coast in the oceanic environment. It’s consumed worldwide and contains impressive amounts of riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, etc.

22. Mandarin

This small orange-colored citrus fruit is similar to oranges and is most commonly eaten fresh or in fruit salads. It’s sweet and juicy and contains carbs, protein, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.

23. Mango

This tropical fruit is native to India, but it’s also grown in South America, Mexico, Asia, and central Africa. It’s most commonly eaten raw in various sweet and savory dishes. You can find it in different colors, such as yellow, red, orange, green, or a combination of these colors.

24. Margarine

This spread is a butter substitute made from animal or vegetable oils commonly used for cooking, baking, and flavoring. It’s cheaper than butter but it may contain trans fats which are bad for your cholesterol and heart.

25. Marmalade

Let’s end our list with something sweet. The fruit preserve called marmalade is made from the peel and juice of fruits boiled with water and sugar. The most commonly used fruits include bitter orange, limes, lemons, grapefruits, sweet oranges, mandarins, bergamots, etc.


These are just 25 foods that start with the letter M, but there are hundreds of more. We dare you to think about a few more and expand the list as much as you can.  If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out our piece on foods that start with s.

foods that begin with m

25 Foods That Start with M

4 from 11 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman


  • Meat

  • Meatloaf

  • Meatballs

  • Melon

  • Merlot

  • Milk

  • Millet

  • Mint

  • Mocha

  • Moussaka

  • Mozzarella

  • Muesli

  • Muffin

  • Mulberry

  • Mushroom

  • Mustard

  • Maple Syrup

  • Mutton

  • Macadamia Nuts

  • Macaroni

  • Mackerel

  • Mandarin

  • Mango

  • Margarine

  • Marmalade


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