From Feta Pasta to Apple Nachos: 29+ of the Best TikTok Recipes From This Year


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Scarlett Adler

It's time to open the TikTok cookbook! These social media chefs shared easy-to-make recipes that left our mouths watering. From pasta dishes to pancake cereal, the grocery store is officially calling our name.

Baked Feta Pasta

Our first stop on the list? This heavenly baked feta pasta. Hang on while we break down precisely what'll be needed to get the delicious dish off of our screens and onto our plates. Lucky for us, it's easier than it looks.

For this dish, start with olive oil drizzled over cherry tomatoes and a few garlic cloves. Add a block of feta and sprinkle the assortment of spices mentioned in the video. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit while cooking pasta on the stove. When the pasta is ready, take out the feta dish, mash the cheese, and combine!

Dalgona (Whipped) Coffee

Calling all coffee lovers, this one's for you! With just a few simple ingredients, you'll likely get an arm workout and a daily energy boost all in one! For this cup of Joe, start by mixing 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a bowl. Then, as portrayed by the hilarious @eitan, whisk for about 7-10 minutes.

Next, grab a glass or mason jar and fill it halfway with ice. Add your favorite milk and pour in your whipped coffee on top. It's optional to stir before drinking. But if you're opting for that perfect Instagram picture, simply add your straw and enjoy!

Mini Pancake Cereal

Whether you're obsessed with fun-sized bites or not, TikTokers have raved about this new cereal trend. Do you love pancakes and cereal an equal amount and can't decide which to make for breakfast? Don't fret because TikTok's @dailysagee invented the perfect solution!

First, grab your go-to pancake mix - or simply make one from scratch. Next, get a plastic bag and fill it with the concoction. Heat a pan on the stove, then carefully cut off one of the bag's corners. Squeeze as many mini circles as you have the patience for, flip, and put into a bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup, add milk, and dig in!

Garden-Scape Focaccia

After years of being told not to play with our food, now is finally the chance! Our next recipe requires getting your hands dirty and putting in some elbow grease. But trust us, the results will be worth it. To begin, go ahead and grab your favorite focaccia bread before preheating your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

While it rises, chop up some herbs and veggies such as peppers, onions, basil, chives, tomatoes, or rosemary. When it's ready, coat a shallow baking pan with olive oil, and spread the dough with your fingertips. Now it's time for the fun part! Use your prepped foods to design a garden landscape, bake until golden brown, and eat!

Crème Brule

For this yummy treat, you'll need egg yolk, sugar, heavy cream, salt, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. In a bowl, mix the eggs and sugar. Next, in a pan, warm up the heavy cream, salt, and espresso powder. Once this step is done, add a dash of vanilla to the pan. Now, pour the pan's contents into the bowl and mix well.

Transfer the mixture into a ramekin and place it into a tall-sided baking tray. Add about an inch of water to the tray and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 35 minutes. Allow the dish to cool; then, when you're ready to eat, burn a layer of sugar on top until brown, and add an optional garnish of fruit.

Mini Donut Cereal

Do you love donuts? How about cereal? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we have the perfect breakfast for you! Introducing mini donut cereal: an ideal way to start your day. First, head over to Instagram to get the dough's recipe from @sydmel. Then, it's time to cut out your mini donuts, like in the video below.

In a pan, fry your little treats until golden brown, pat dry with a paper towel, then dip into some icing. Next, top with sprinkles, chocolate shavings, or whatever you might be craving. Pour your creation into a bowl, add some milk, and enjoy. (Second helpings encouraged!)

Birria Tacos

If you're a taco lover, this trending recipe might just bring your chef status to the next level. Following this in-depth tutorial from TikTok's @jacquegotmeat that'll likely make your mouth water and have you searching for part 2! Begin by gathering your ingredients, then sear your choice of meat.

Follow Jacque's careful instructions, and once you have your meat prepared, it's time to assemble your meal. Shred the meat, dip a tortilla in the sauce you made, then place it into a pan on the stove. Add cheese, meat, chopped onion, and cilantro, then fold it in half. Fry for 3 minutes per side to make it crispy, and enjoy!

Mini Cookie Cereal

What's better than a fresh batch of cookies? A batch of mini cookies, of course! For this recipe, begin by making your dough as explained in the minute-long clip created by @arianalee99. She previously made the pancake cereal we mentioned earlier and decided to give this a try too!

After mixing in chocolate chips, nuts, or both to your batter, it's time to fill the baking sheet. Place small dime-size cookie balls equal distance apart, and bake as normal. Once they're out of the oven, allow them to cool, then place into a bowl. Add milk, grab a spoon, and dig in to the sweet treat.

Cheesy Egg Sandwich

Consider trying out this cheesy egg sandwich recipe if you're more of a savory kind of breakfast person. All you'll need is a few eggs, salt, pepper, olive oil, 2 slices of bread, and some cheese. Begin by beating a few eggs in a bowl, then flavor to preference. Heat a pan on the stove, add oil, then add your egg mixture.

Place your bread slices into the pan, and flip them over to coat both sides in egg batter. Once the eggs have firmed up in the pan, use a spatula to flip the eggs and bread over. Add your favorite toppings such as cheese or meat, then tuck in the sides, and fold the 2 pieces of bread onto each other to create a sandwich.

Oreo Mug Cake

Are you ready for dessert yet? Well, after seeing what TikTok chef @eitan calls the "World's easiest snack," you just might be! For this treat, you need 4 simple items: Oreos, milk, a mug, and a fork. First, add Oreos to your mug. Then, pour milk over the cookies, and use the fork to smash up the mixture.

Once the Oreos becomes a chocolaty liquid, microwave the cup for 75 seconds. When the buzzer finally beeps after what may have felt like the longest minute and 15 seconds of your life, it's time to dig in. Grab your fork and enjoy, but be sure not to burn your tongue!

Whipped Strawberry Milk

Next up is a delicious drink, this time with an adorable twist! After dalgona coffee, strawberry milk might just be the next big thing. As seen in this video, @sweetportfolio added her own little touch. If you don't have starbursts on hand, don't fret: with or without them, this drink still hits the spot.

This recipe only requires 3 ingredients: Strawberry Nesquik, heavy whipping cream, and milk. Add 4-5 tablespoons of Nesquik to a bowl, and mix with 1 cup of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Grab a glass and pour some milk over ice. Top with the whipped mixture, and enjoy.

Apple Nachos

Here's a simple way to make guilt-free delicious nachos. Begin by slicing an apple into thin pieces and plate them so each slice is facing upward. Drizzle peanut butter (tip: Natural peanut butter is creamier and spreads easier) over all of the apples. Next, sprinkle granola on top.

Shake some cinnamon over the whole plate, then drizzle honey or agave syrup. Some optional topping ideas include sea salt, chocolate chips, or nuts. And that's it! These apple nachos are a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night.

Hot Cocoa Bombs

For hot cocoa lovers with a bit of patience and/or anyone willing to try something new for a very satisfying result, this is the recipe for you. First, melt chocolate and fill up some molds. Once it sets, remove the chocolate shells halves and fill one half with cocoa powder, marshmallows, and optional sprinkles.

Next, heat a pan on the stove and gently heat the tops of the cocoa-bomb to warm the chocolate's edges. Carefully attach the 2 sides of the form, enclosing your cocoa mix inside. Decorate the outside of the spheres with extra chocolate, and pop into a mug! When ready to enjoy, simply pour hot milk or water over the top.

Tortilla Wrap Hack

This tortilla hack has probably been plastered across your feed for weeks now. First, collect all of your favorite taco ingredients and toppings. Then, lay out your tortilla and slice 1 slit from the edge to the center. With the quadrants in mind, load up your taco the way you like.

Time to fold this puppy up. With the open side facing you, fold the left side upward, and in a clockwise fashion, continue folding each section onto the other. Once finished, you should have a 3-layer wrap. Lightly coat both sides with butter, then heat in a panini press or on the stovetop. Dig in to see what the rave is about!

White Claw Slushies

There's arguably nothing better than a slushy on a hot day. This hack combines our love for feeling refreshed, and of course, White Claw. Start by adding some ice, vodka, and 2 White Claws together in a blender. Next, add juice or fresh fruit and blend until smooth.

With the endless flavor options of White Claw, everyone can make their own mix! Pour into a glass, add an optional straw, and get ready to kick your feet up. Whether you're relaxing by the pool or binging your favorite show, this yummy slushy is sure to keep you cool.

Vegan Carrot Bacon

Now, it's vegan time! The next time your breakfast is missing a bit of flavor, try out this genius carrot bacon recipe by @iamtabithabrown. She's lived a vegan lifestyle for years and swears by this delicious creation. First, use a peeler to shave thin strips of carrot.

Then, it's seasoning time. Mix together smoky sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, and black pepper. Soak your carrots in the mixture for as long as you'd like. Finally, air-fry for 5 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!

Cloud Bread

The next recipe will blow you away with fluffiness. Yes, this fluffy "Cloud bread" has taken the internet by storm, and from the looks of it, it's for a good reason! First, separate the yolks from 3 eggs and beat the egg whites until bubbly. Then, mix in 2.5 teaspoons of corn starch and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

Mix until you get stiff peaks, then decide if you want to add some color. If yes, now's the time to add a few drops of food coloring. Mix well, then plop onto a parchment paper-covered baking pan. Shape into a form of your choosing, then bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes for a perfect melt-in-your-mouth snack.

Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese

Nurse Janelle Rohner went keto and has shared her food hacks on TikTok throughout her journey. But, whether you're on a keto-kick or not, this snack is an easy and refreshing way to get a delicious dose of veggies. According to Rohner, you only need 3 things: Peppers, cream cheese, and everything but the bagel seasoning.

First, wash and cut a bell pepper. Then fill the inside bowl-like shape with cream cheese. Next, sprinkle with seasoning, and as an optional topping, add pepperoni. Now, dig in, enjoy, and you can thank us (and Nurse Rohner) later for this yummy guilt-free snack!

Ice Cream Cake

@djlemay2 works in a cake shop, but even if you don't have professional tools, making an ice cream cake is easier than you think! First, decide what kind of cake you want. Then, head to the store and get the ice cream flavor, cake mix, frosting, and toppings you need. Step 1 is to bake the cake. After it cools, it's ice cream time.

Scoop out the ice cream onto a plastic-wrapped countertop, and mix in your toppings. Then, add a layer of ice cream to the bottom of a cake pan. Next, add a slice of cake, and top with more ice cream. Repeat until your cake is the size you want. Next, freeze until frozen. Remove from the pan and coat with frosting. Finally, eat!

Banana Bread

When it comes to banana bread, @cookingwithshereen made sure to tell her followers that the secret to the best bake is softened butter, not melted. Her viral TikTok currently sits at 4.3M likes, so we'll take her advice on that one. Her video details the step-by-step recipe and all of the ingredients you'll need.

As our tummies grumble with hunger, we can't help but think about how great this bread would be both as a freshly-baked warm breakfast. Or, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for dessert. Either way, we're running to the store now, so we can have ripe bananas soon!

Chocolate From Scratch

For those with a passion for making things from scratch, this one's especially for you! In a single minute, @arturorodriguezrecio shows us how to turn a cacao bean into a square of chocolate. First, remove the small beans and warm them in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven. Next, remove the bean's skin and blend with a scoop of sugar.

Transfer the paste to a plastic bag and set it into a pot of boiling water. Once melted, trim the corner of the bag and squeeze the chocolate into a mold or onto parchment paper. Allow the sweet treat to set, then pat yourself on the back and enjoy your hard work!

Nacho Table

This is the ultimate dinner for the next get-together with your pals. For this massively viral TikTok recipe, you'll need all of the ingredients for a large batch of nachos and an extra-large roll of aluminum foil. With 7.4M likes, we have a feeling many people have already tried this and/or have added it to their to-do list.

First, cover a tabletop in foil. Next, in a large circle or oval around the center of the table, spread out as many bags of chips as your group is hungry for. Time to add the nacho toppings: Meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, etc. Add dips to the open center of the table, and join the rest of the nacho-table crew.

Hazelnut Spread

Do you love Nutella but hate the price? Look no further than this video with 15.5K likes and growing! Here @clownique shows TikTok how to make our own hazelnut spread. First, bake hazelnuts at 370 degrees Fahrenheit while you chop up some chocolate. Then, place the toasted nuts on a towel and rub gently to remove the skin.

Add hazelnuts to a food processor and grind for about 5 minutes or until the nuts begin to liquify. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Add splashes of coconut oil and vanilla, a sprinkle of salt, and the chopped chocolate. Finally, transfer into a jar, and voila!

Smoked Queso Dip

For those still thinking about the nacho table, here's another cheesy dish you might love. In a baking dish, combine tomatoes, jalapeños, a combination of your favorite cheeses, chopped onion, cilantro, a couple scoops of cream cheese, and a splash of milk.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven until the contents are fully melted. Stir and pop back into the oven for a few more minutes. Then, grab the biggest bag of chips in your pantry because, from the looks of it, second helpings are a must.

Skittle Popcorn

Are you a candy snacker or popcorn-with-your-movie kind of person? The next time you sit down to watch something, try out this hack that combines both in a delicious treat that a whopping 9.3M TikTokers have loved! All you need is a bag of skittles, oil, and popcorn kernels.

Heat oil in a pan on the stove, and mix in the bag of skittles. Stir, and with the stove's burner at a medium temperature, carefully pour in the popcorn kernels. Mix to coat all contents in oil, and cover with a lid. Once the popping stops, enjoy your colorful and sweet corny treat!

Gigi Hadid's Vodka Pasta

When Gigi Hadid shared her vodka pasta recipe with the world, she nearly broke the internet! TikToker @angieehope has racked up 1.9M likes on her video, breaking it all down for us. In a saucepan, melt butter and sauté chopped onions. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic salt, paprika, red pepper flakes, and vodka.

In a stockpot, boil water and add salt. Cook your noodles, and before draining, save a cup of pasta water. Add the noodles to the saucepan and pour in the pasta water. Top with parmesan cheese and a cube of butter, and mix. Garnish with more cheese and say it with us, "Thank you, Gigi!"

Lava Cake

For the ultimate lava cake dessert, start by mixing 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and nuke it for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and milk. Mix well and pour into a greased ramekin.

Bake for 15 minutes at 355 degrees Fahrenheit and then cool for 5 minutes. Flip the ramekin onto a plate and top with sifted powdered sugar. @bakingenvy has racked up 1.5M likes on her TikTok recipe of this delicious treat, so it must hit the spot!

Garlic Butter Salmon

TikTok's @hararicooks also has a YouTube channel where you can find videos on videos of delicious-looking food. And, this garlic butter salmon recipe awaits you there. You can find it on Harari Cook's channel in a video titled "THE BEST Creamy Garlic Butter Salmon in 20 Minutes."

With a bit of prep and patience, this recipe is sure to impress your significant other, parents, kids, and even yourself! Whether you try this meal out for date night or a night in, we're sure you, like the 1.9M people who have given this TikTok some love, will enjoy the smells during and taste after!

McDonald's Hash Browns

There are not many foods as satisfying as a crunchy grease-filled McDonald's hash brown. Luckily for us, TikTok's @dave_tvchannel reached out to the restaurant to ask for the recipe, and it, along with a sausage egg McMuffin how-to, was the reply he received!

Dave's video gives viewers a step-by-step tutorial of how to recreate your own version of the delicious crunch-filled snack, and he's already hit 384.6K likes! While we wait for Dave to drop the sausage egg McMuffin tutorial, we'll be here eating a mountain of hash browns. Carry on!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Finally, to round out our list of trending TikTok recipes, it's time for strawberry cheesecake bites. Start by cutting off the tops of a box of strawberries, then carefully hollow out the fruit with a small knife or spoon. Next, in a bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.

With a small spoon, fill each strawberry, then grab a box of graham crackers. Crush a couple of rectangles, and dip the filling side of the fruit into the crumble. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes, and enjoy your bite-sized snacks! Did you try out any of these recipes? Let us know!