It seems like there's a new viral food trend taking over TikTok every week. When you open the app, there's always a fresh recipe hot off the kitchen stove waiting to greet you on your "For You" page — and you haven't even had the chance to test out the last one you saw yet. If you're finding it difficult to keep track of all these creative
dishes, this running list of the trendiest TikTok recipes of all time can help you and your tastebuds out.
Whether you're looking to put together an Insta-worthy table for when it's your turn to host dinner or you're just getting a little tired of your typical weeknight meals, this list has all the inspo you need to impress any foodie (including yourself). These recipes will spice up your usual breakfast or dinner situation while making your plate look and taste Michelin star-approved.
Mind you, checking out these
trendy TikTok recipes may result in hunger. It may even cause some nostalgia. Remember dalgona coffee? It feels like such a #throwback now, but when you browse this master list, you may just find yourself whipping up some treats that take you on a tasty trip down memory lane.
Before you get cooking, don't forget to bookmark this list of
recipes we curated below, as it will continue to be updated with the latest viral dishes on TikTok. That way, you can stay up to date on what everyone's serving up and never taste FOMO again. Dalgona coffee, aka whipped coffee, may just be one of the most viral food trends to come out of TikTok, and for good reason. This coffee recipe takes your morning brew to a sweeter level by whipping instant coffee, sugar, and hot water together to create a peanut butter-looking mixture that's then poured over ice and milk. When you make your next batch of this joe, you can thank TikToker @iamhannahcho for originally sharing their recipe on March 10, 2020 and sparking this trend.
One fun way TikTokers have elevated their breakfast is by shrinking pancakes to miniature sizes and covering them in syrup. This
pancake cereal trend took off in April 2020 and uses a piping bag (and sometimes even a water bottle) to pour the batter into the pan and create a smaller version. Then, the pancakes are tossed into a bowl with lots of syrup and butter to look like cereal. The results are totally cute and always Instagrammable.
What would mornings look like if TikToker
@thejoshelkin hadn't shared his egg sandwich hack? He saw the key to this trick, the slotted spoon, being used to separate the egg whites from the yolk in another TikTok and decided to incorporate it into his morning meal. Since he posted his viral video on Feb. 11, 2021 showing off his recipe, other TikTokers have continued to use this spoon to get pillowy egg whites around their yolks, adding their fave fillings, and folding their eggs up neatly to fit on their sandwich.
The easiest cake recipe might be this
Oreo mug cake. Once TikTokers saw how rich and chocolatey these microwaved crushed-up Oreos and milk cakes are, the recipe quickly went viral in February 2020 and has made satisfying those midnight cravings a breeze ever since.
tortilla trend is an innovative way to make a wrap or quesadilla by cutting the tortilla into four quadrants before folding. The idea took off back in January 2021, when TikToker @simplefood4you resurfaced the hack they saw previously on social media. Their video turned many others into TikTok chefs who continued to elevate their lunches and wraps with this yummy trick.
Almost everyone’s “For You” page in February 2021 was flooded with videos of people baking a block of
feta and cooked pasta in the oven, surrounded by cherry tomatoes and drizzles of olive oil. One of the first viral versions of this cheesy bake was posted by TikToker @liemessa on Jan. 31, 2021, and as a result? Finland's grocery stores were wiped clean of feta cheese.
February was also full of
baked oats. Kind of like a mug cake, this recipe bakes oats with your milk of choice and a variety of creative flavors like peanut butter, vanilla, raspberries, and so much more. The results can resemble cakes, muffins, or even brownies for a sweet breakfast treat or a breakfast-like dessert. 08
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
smashed Brussels sprouts recipe makes eating your daily veggies so much easier. It requires boiling the greens, smashing them down with a spoon, and baking them in the oven for an extra crispy bite of this vegetable. Some of the earliest smashed Brussels sprouts recipes began popping up on TikTok in December 2020, but TikTokers are continuing to add their own creative sauces and flavors to this recipe to make each new iteration totally different.
This viral breakfast cereal took hold when TikToker
@natures_food shared their recipe of berries, pomegranate seeds, and coconut water on social media on Feb. 15, 2021. Even Lizzo hopped on this trend, sharing her own “Nature’s Cereal” recipe that uses ice cubes. Others on TikTok have added to the trend, making it spicy, swapping out different fruits, and finding other ways to jazz it up. Accordion potatoes are all about the crisp. This recipe, which began trending in February 2021, calls for skewering them before slicing them on both sides for double the edges and, thus, double the crunch. 11
Ramen (With Everything But The Bagel Seasoning)
TikTok’s ramen recipe took over everyone’s “For You” page (and kitchen) because it switched up how people typically threw together this quick dish. Ever since it began popping up on TikTok in February 2021, the instant noodle game has been forever changed. Who knew adding butter, eggs, soy sauce, and a bit of red pepper flakes to ramen could be so tasty? And to top it off, TikTokers are throwing on their Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend. To the surprise of many, it works.
Not only does the
braided salmon recipe look master chef level when it's plated and served, but it’s also a super easy way to zest up this fish. By slicing the salmon into three strips and crossing them over one another to “braid” it, there are so many more nooks to slather a lemon and butter sauce or a honey glaze into for a truly flavorful dinner. 13
Flour & Water "Chicken"
TikTokers were shocked when they saw this
flour and water “chicken” or seitan recipe come together because it only took two ingredients to create this meat substitute. The recipe that TikToker @futurelettuce posted on Feb. 19, 2021 uses a method of “washing” the flour and water dough to rid the batter of starch. Then, it is seasoned and fried. And yes, it actually looks (and tastes) like chicken.
The fluffiest bread or
cloud dough is made only from whipping three ingredients: egg whites, cornstarch, and sugar. This baking trend and craft project was started by @linqanaaa who posted a video making it on July 27, 2020 and it has cooked up so many cool cloud breads since. This trend is fun to mess around with by adding your own designs and colors, and it's maybe the one edible creation you're actually allowed to play with.
You probably remember
hot cocoa bombs exploding all over TikTok in December 2020. This new method of enjoying this classic cup includes melting chocolate into a spherical mold filled with hot cocoa powder and marshmallows. When the mold dries, it’s added to a warm cup of milk where it melts and transforms into hot chocolate. When this recipe was shared on social media, people began creating Valentine’s Day versions, peppermint flavored ones, and even boozy varieties.
The easiest way to make crème brûlée doesn’t even require a blowtorch to get that crispy caramelized sugar layer. Instead, TikToker @shefshaq, who is credited for starting this recipe (account no longer found), came up with a way to make this fancy dish an easy way.
This recipe uses vanilla ice cream, two egg yolks, and sugar. Simply melt the ice cream, whisk in the eggs, and pour into a ramekin. Top with a layer of hot water and bake. Once it is cooled and chilled, heat up sugar in a saucepan to caramelize and pour on top to finish.
Birria is a traditional Mexican stew that is typically served up with tacos for dipping in. It’s unclear who brought this dish to TikTok, but at the close of 2020 and the start of 2021, the platform has been full of people sharing their
Birria taco recipes, putting vegan twists on them, and reacting to these mouth-watering tacos. 19
Bell Pepper, Cream Cheese, And Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
This keto-friendly recipe that essentially uses bell peppers in place of bread took off when TikToker
@janellerohner posted a mukbang, a popular type of eating show — in which the host consumes large quantities of food — that originated in South Korea. In her video, she spreads cream cheese and the Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend on a bell pepper in August 2020. It got further attention when Gordon Ramsay filmed a #RamsayReacts video on TikTok (also in August), where he called another TikToker’s recreation of this trend an “idiot sandwich,” playing on his iconic line from a 2015 episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden.
February 2021 on TikTok was filled with
Korean hot dogs. Also called corn dogs or fried cheese, this street food was trending for its taste, ASMR-worthy crunch, and satisfying cheese pulls. Essentially, it’s cheese or meat, skewered, rolled in batter, and fried. It’s typically then coated in sugar or a variety of sauces. Watching people crunch into these is almost as enjoyable as biting into one yourself.
@bananalovesyoutoo posted their "honeycomb" pasta recipe to social media on March 29, 2021, the internet couldn’t stop debating whether this recipe was a hit or miss. You can decide for yourself (if you haven’t already) by placing cooked rigatoni noodles upwards in a cake pan and filling each noodle with string cheese. Cover with tomato sauce and your fave toppings and bake. As this dish is full of all the essential ingredients you love most in ziti, you’re pretty much guaranteed to enjoy this cheesy TikTok trend regardless of your stance in this debate.
Forget cinnamon rolls or sticky buns, these
"secret rolls" are a sweet and buttery upgrade. According to TikToker @jprtxtr, who shared the recipe in a TikTok from March 18, 2021, they’re a mixture of dinner rolls, butter, and the not-so-secret ingredient: ice cream. After finally finding out the recipe from an aunt who wouldn’t divulge her secrets, this TikToker shared the steps to these “secret rolls” on social media. All you have to do is place frozen dinner rolls in a buttered pan. Then, grab a pot and bring a stick of butter, a cup of brown sugar, and a cup of your fave ice cream to a boil. Pour your mixture on top of the rolls and let it sit overnight. When you wake up the next day, your rolls will be puffed up and ready for the oven, where they’ll become glazed to sugary perfection.
In April 2021, another eyebrow-raising recipe stormed TikTok. This time, the
bell pepper sandwich trend became everyone’s go-to lunch, as TikTokers swapped out the bread in their sandwiches for bell peppers. While this might have you shaking your head “no” vehemently, many people on social media shared how they’re pleasantly surprised by this trend. By cutting open the bright veggies, hollowing the inside, and filling each half with their fave fixings, TikTokers gave their sandwiches a satisfying crunch that had them coming back for seconds.
Just when you thought pizza couldn’t get any better, TikTok proved you wrong. In April 2021, TikTokers made
pizza pull-apart bread, turning the traditional way of eating pizza on its head. In this recipe, at-home chefs sliced wedges into bread and stuffed each crevice with cheese, tomato sauce, and their favorite pizza toppings. You can experiment with your fave types of bread like sourdough or ciabatta, or play around with the recipe by adding pepperoni or even Alfredo sauce to get truly creative with your dish. Now that all tradition has been thrown out the window, who can blame you for turning your pizza into anything you can imagine?
If you were ever unfortunate enough to have a kimchi craving but didn't have any on hand, you may be able to satisfy the hankering with four ingredients. Courtesy of Lala (
@lalaleluu) — who longed for a kimchi replacement after she moved away from the source — and her viral spicy pickled garlic recipe from April 2021, TikTokers are now using pickled garlic, Sriracha sauce, thyme, and chili pepper flakes to make one delicious snack.
Your next brunch needs
twisted bacon. Otherwise known as the “ twisted bacon straw hack,” this trendy recipe reached TikTok in March 2021 in a video from @houseofketo, and has since elevated breakfast food everywhere. The recipe involves gently twisting uncooked bacon, before laying it on a sheet pan. You can fold the rolled strips in half to fit enough bacon on the pan for your entire bestie crew, or stretch them out if you’re prepping a meal for one, a salad for lunch, or a crispy snack. Once the bacon has been twisted, sprinkle seasonings such as garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, and cayenne on top. Let the bacon bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it’s reached your desired crispiness. Ranch pickles may be the easiest recipe ever. Started by TikToker Jen Curley — who you can find at @snackqween — in April 2021, the recipe involves adding a packet of ranch dressing seasoning to a jar of your favorite dill spears. Mix the seasoning with the pickle juice, before covering the jar and shaking it up. Put the jar in the fridge so the ranch pickles can chill overnight, and then enjoy them as a snack or on the side of a sandwich. The final product sort of tastes like fried pickles dipped in ranch dressing, and is a total *chef’s kiss*.
If you thought TikTokers were done with cloud-like dishes, you thought wrong. In May 2021, TikTokers took the infamous cloud bread recipe and elevated it to sweet new levels with
cloud cake. In order to make yourself this fluffy treat, you need to whip up some egg whites, corn starch, and sugar in a bowl. The next step is what makes this a cloud cake — or “clouds cake” — instead of just bread. Add in some sweet mix-ins or top it off with things like almonds and sprinkles to make it a dessert. Oreo lovers will definitely want to try making TikToker @karmiccreations' Oreo cloud cake, while TikToker @beautyhomeflour's recipe with almonds and powdered sugar makes a sweet plain cloud cake in only 20 minutes.
Your egg game will never be the same once you try
pesto eggs. Instead of using just regular cooking oil to fry their eggs, in May 2021, TikTokers started using pesto. The oil in the pesto acts just the same as regular oil, but gives your fried eggs an extra bit of delicious flavor. This pesto egg hack can even be enjoyed in a variety of ways. For instance, TikToker @amywilichowski elevated avocado toast with pesto eggs on top, along with ricotta cheese, honey, and red pepper flakes. After following this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to just plain avocado toast ever again and your brunches at home will be next level. Frog bread first started popping up all over everyone’s “For You” page in May 2020, but it made a bit of a comeback in May 2021 for its first anniversary. Whether it’s a new trend to you or something you already love, it’s always nice seeing frog-shaped bread buns hop up on your feed. This time around, have fun with your recipe like TikToker @uwuwitch who made bear bread with their frog bread recipe, or TikToker @bbymangoes who made fluffy frog milk bread to go with some refreshing milk tea.