We’ve all witnessed TikTok’s all-powerful ability to promulgate recipes from last year’s dalgona coffee craze. And it hasn’t stopped since as creators continue to share their recipes and food hacks. Those that have gone viral are idiot-proof. Even the least domesticated individuals shouldn’t have an issue following these recipes, such as the famed baked feta pasta and oreo mug cake.

With a whopping number of 3.9 billion videos under the #recipe on TikTok, we’ve filtered out the best TikTok recipes that have gone viral.

A handful of these remains a mystery as to how they became viral. But don’t worry, there’s no mustard on watermelon here.

1. Baked Feta Pasta

@matthewinthekitchen

Since I can’t escape the viral feta pasta…I caved and wanted to try to cook it #fetapasta #pasta #cooking

♬ original sound – Matthew Merril

One of the most viral recipes on TikTok, this Baked Feta Pasta is the hassle-free recipe on a busy day. It’s also a great recipe if you’re cooking for 5-6 people. The original video calls for a block of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, garlic and pasta of your choice. Simply bake the cheese, cherry tomatoes and garlic in an oven-safe dish for 230°C for 30 minutes before stirring in your cooked pasta.

You can easily spice this up with dried herbs like thyme, rosemary and chili flakes and finishing the pasta in a sauce-pan instead, which gives it more flavour. 

Recipe: (4 pax)

  • Feta cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • 400g Pasta

2. Baked Oats

@justine_snacks

#bakedoats (and the full recipe is on my web page)

♬ Morning Vibes – OrangeHead

Those who detest oats for their ‘slimy texture’ have to give baked oats a chance for redemption. Baking oats gives it a cake-like texture. Furthermore, oats are not only nutritious and protein-packed, but it also keeps your stomach satisfied for a longer period of time due to the presence of beta-glucens, perfect if you’re trying to lose weight. The simple recipe is 40g oats, half a mashed banana and 150ml of milk, baked at 170°C for 25-30 minutes. And from then it’s a plain canvas for you. Add chocolate chips, walnuts, fruits and jams; anything to get your day started!

Recipe: (1 pax)

  • 40g oats
  • half a banana
  • 150ml milk

3. Kewpie Mayo Ramen

@thatfoodiejess

kewpie mayo and ramen? 👀 #ramenhacks #trendingfood #instantnoodle #ramennoodles #foodtiktok #tiktokfood #fyp #foryou

♬ Nippon Egao Hyakkei -ZZver.- / ニッポン笑顔百景 -ZZ ver.- – ももいろクローバーZ

Up your instant ramen game with just a few simple tricks. As seen from the video, all you have to do is add kewpie mayo, minced garlic, 1 egg and ramen seasoning of your choice. I also heard that drizzling hot water slowly while mixing helps to emulsify the sauce better, but I guess it works either way. And there you have it, robust from the msg, creamy from the mayo and egg and aromatic from the whiffs of garlic.

Recipe:

  • Kewpie mayo
  • Egg
  • Minced garlic
  • Instant ramen

4. Pesto Eggs

@amywilichowski

#eggs #pestoeggs #homecook

♬ cooking video – cooking

There’s honestly so much more to pesto than pasta sauce. And one of the latest endeavours of this herby paste is used as the oil for sunny-side ups. Heat up a pan and dump a spoonful of pesto before adding the eggs. The olive oil in it is enough to prevent sticking. It’s good enough to be eaten alone but I like to add this to a slice of toasted sourdough and avocado for a hearty breakfast.

Recipe:

5. Spicy Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce

@scheckeats

enjoy!! #spicyrigatoni #vodkasauce #pennevodka #pastavodka #carbone #pasta #italian

♬ Playdate – OnePunchMatt

Also known as the Gigi Hadid Pasta, though it wasn’t invented by her, this vodka sauce is decadent, tangy, spicy and aromatic all at once, reminiscent of Tipo’s renowned Pink Sauce, but more complex. Sauté a handful of diced onions and garlic before adding the tomato sauce, vodka and cream in sequence. Best served with handmade tagliatelle, in my opinion.

Recipe from Jeremy Scheck but here are the main ingredients:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Heavy cream
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Vodka (but it’s really optional if you can’t have it)

6. Nature’s Cereal

@hwoo.lee

im a big dumb baby and i love mozzarella#fruits #foodontiktok #naturecereal #naturescereal #asmrfood #fyp #typo #maybe

♬ original sound – h woo

A prime example of how anything can be famous with the right marketing on social media, Nature’s Cereal is essentially a fruit salad in ice. Yes, a fruit salad without dressing, a smoothie that’s unblended, this recipe is truly an abomination. But fortunately, we have amazing creators who have put an interesting spin on this viral recipe on TikTok, and the one from H Woo Lee is my favourite.

Recipe:

  • Apple
  • Strawberries
  • Kumquats
  • Kiwis
  • Mangoes
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Passionfruit
  • Fresh coconut water
  • Mint leaves
  • Matcha powder

7. Tortilla Wrap Hack

@woodfireandwhiskey

Had to try this tortilla fold quesadilla! That @sauce is bomb! #truffpastasauce #truffpartner #tortillahack #tortillawrap

♬ Sick Rap Beat – AD Hazy

More of a hack than an actual recipe, this easy method of wrapping your tortilla not only prevents a mess on your counter, but ensures an even bite. Just cut a slit from the centre to the edge of the tortilla and add ingredients in your respective quadrants. For breakfast, I like to go with American cheese, avocado, bacon and scrambled eggs.

8. Vegan Chicken (Seitan)

@lahhhncedb

Vegan Chick’n! 🌱 Find all my recipes: #LancesCookbook 📖 #wtfmethod #vegantiktok #foodtiktok #foodie #veganchicken #washedflour #vegan #belize #501

♬ original sound – 🔮🥬

This was a short-lived trend and a surprising one to begin with, to be honest, considering how you can just get them off the shelf. But I guess the process is cathartic. This vegan chicken, or seitan, is made up of flour and water. Meanwhile, the texture is developed through kneading and washing off the starch after, leaving you with gluten proteins which render a stringy, chicken-like texture. Next, season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder and let it rest for an hour before cooking it on a pan. An alternative method that promises more flavourful seitan can be found here

Recipe:

  • 300g All purpose flour
  • 250ml Water

9. Pancake Cereal

@dailysagee

mini pancake cereal! what do you want to see next? #pancakecereal #foryou #quarantine #summer #viral #obx #bridgerton #pancakes #goodvibes #aesthetic

♬ whats my name – “majesticmusic”

Not exactly sure how this became a thing, but I guess it is an interesting way of eating pancakes. A piping bag is recommended to squeeze the pancake batter out easily. Otherwise, a small spoon will work too, albeit resulting in malformed pancakes. Drizzle on maple syrup, blueberry compote or honey and even fresh berries before drizzling in your milk. On that note, yes, cereal before milk.

Pancake recipe from yours truly: (enough for 6 4inch pancakes)

  • 190g milk
  • half egg
  • 150g flour
  • 30g sugar
  • 2g salt
  • 0.5g baking soda (1/8tsp)
  • 0.5tbs baking powder
  • 10g melted butter

10. 3-Recipe Peanut Butter Cookie

@chefryann

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies #cookies #cooking #food #fyp #chefryan #peanutbutter

♬ Dancing in My Room – 347aidan

If you’re looking for a great recipe for minimal protein gains and high sugar intake, try this 3-recipe peanut butter cookie. Stir in 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 egg, chip before baking them in the oven for 6-8 minutes at 170°C. This recipe makes 15 chewy, nutty cookies. It’s a decent and easy-to-follow recipe, but I would rather put in a touch of extra effort and use Joshua Weissman’s recipe.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup sugar (white for crispy, brown for chewy)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg

11. Cloud Bread

@abimhn

cloud bread!!! dope recipe from @linqanaaa #cloudbread #MyBFF #foryou #fyp #bakingrecipe #homemade #homechef #clouds #avatar #cake #meringue

♬ Steven Universe – L.Dre

I heard this basically tasted like sugar. But there you have it, a recipe for multi-coloured ‘bread’. The use of quotation marks is because it’s technically more meringue than bread. Essentially calling for 3 ingredients: whipped egg whites, sugar and corn starch, let your creativity take flight and with food colouring and shape it however you like before baking it for 25-30 minutes at 150°C. The finished product resembles a mix of chiffon cake and cotton candy, fluffy to the touch but melts into a sweet mess once it’s in your mouth.

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 10g corn starch
  • 30g white sugar
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Vanilla essence (optional)

12. Oreo Mugcake

@guitarman3245

Oreo mug cake #fypシ #oreo #recipe

♬ original sound – Owen

Face it, anything microwaved can’t taste that good. But this Oreo Mugcake recipe is just the one you need for a quick fix for your cravings. Simply smash 4 Oreos in milk, and add sugar, flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a mug, and microwave for 1 minute. You get a rich, dense and satisfying Oreo cake.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Oreos
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1tbs sugar
  • 1tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

13. Cheese Toast with Tomato Soup

@thejoshelkin

Grilled Cheese With A Tomato Soup Moist Maker!

♬ original sound – Josh Elkin

Basically a grilled cheese and tomato soup in one. Soak a slice of bread in tomato soup before layering it between your grilled cheese. It’s a novel way of eating grilled cheese, I’ll give it to them. But if like me, you don’t even want to go through the trouble of making tomato soup, just blister a couple of cherry tomatoes with dried herbs and garlic before sandwiching in your grilled cheese. This is what I’ve been doing and trust me, it works like a charm.

14. Garlic Confit

@omnivorousadam

Dracula would NOT be into this, but I am. Follow for more of the things! 🤘🏼Adam #tiktokchef #recipe #cooking #HeinzHalloween

♬ original sound – Omnivorous Adam

“If you love garlic you have to try this easy technique for smashable, aromatic garlic cloves. Fill a pot up with peeled garlic and cover with oil, as many as you’d like. Then, roast in an oven for 3 hours at 90°C or until the garlic cloves can be easily spread. You can eat this on a slice of toast or mix them in with your vegetables and meats and you don’t have to worry about getting dragon’s breath. Don’t forget to save the garlic-infused oil too.

15. Gordon Ramsey’s Bacon Jam

@gordonramsayofficial

Ready to change your #toast game this week ?? My #bacon jam toast #recipe will do the trick !! #learnontiktok #cooking

♬ Bacon Jam Toast – Gordon Ramsay

This recipe wasn’t invented by Gordon Ramsey, but his video did conjure a ton of awareness for it! One of the best viral recipes on TikTok, this bacon jam is a delectable combination of savoury and sweet, with depth and nuttiness from the espresso. Gordon served this with a soft scramble but you could also pair this with pancakes, avocado toast and even mains like grilled salmon.

Recipe:

  • 200g bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 30g brown sugar
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 60ml espresso

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