Food & Drink

15 TikTok Recipes That Are as Easy as They Are Delicious

written by EMMA GINSBERG
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider
Graphics by: Caitlin Schneider

Not to brag or anything, but I consider myself a top-tier TikTok recipe hunter. My qualifications for this title include a lifelong, mildly unhealthy obsession with Martha Stewart’s television series, the fact that I cook at least two new recipes a week (yes, chef), and a “saved” folder on my TikTok account that consists almost entirely of cooking content. I could talk for hours about the sheer cultural impact of Emily Mariko’s salmon and rice bowl, Justine Doiron’s butter board, or just about anything Wishbone Kitchen has ever posted. And don’t even get me started on the viral cherry tomato and feta pasta (hot tip: it’s even better with goat cheese).

For those who don’t share the same food-focused algorithm that I have curated for myself (or have the time to hunt for recipes that are actually worth trying), we’ve rounded up 15 delicious, easy-to-make TikTok recipes that you can work seamlessly into your recipe rotation. From pumpkin vodka pasta to feta fried eggs, these are our favorite viral TikTok recipes—curated by a bona fide TikTok foodie.

1. Creamy Mushroom Chicken

This is one of those recipes that seems super fancy and high-effort, but in reality, only requires one single pan and a few ingredients that you likely already have around the kitchen. Sear your chicken thighs before you sauté up some garlic, mushrooms, and shallots in butter. Then de-glaze with white wine, add some cream, and pop the whole skillet in the oven before serving this simple yet sophisticated dish.


Creamy Mushroom Chicken: One pan meals 🐓 #mushroomchicken #creamymushroomchicken #onepanmeal #easydinner #affordablemeals #easyrecipe #fyp #yum

♬ This Magic Moment – Drifters

2. Pumpkin Spicy Vodka Pasta

At this point, if you haven’t tried Gigi Hadid’s vodka pasta recipe or some variation of it, you are definitely missing out. This autumnal spin on the recipe includes pumpkin pureé in addition to tomato paste, adding extra creaminess to an already decadent pasta dish. I’ll be making this exact recipe for friends at a dinner party this weekend, and I can’t wait.

3. Pickle Soup

Often, the best TikTok recipes are the ones that initially make you go, “Wait…what?!” Allow me to introduce you to pickle soup, a tangy variation on a classic chicken meatball soup. For this recipe, you sauté the pickles in butter (which cuts their spiciness without diminishing the salty flavor) before adding the broth for this comforting soup.


Replying to @✡️sidney jane☮️ pickle soup is just that girl, this is my adaptation of the polish pickle soup called ogorkowa zupa 😌🤘🏻 #soupslays #picklesoup #ogorkowa #souprecipes #soupseasonishere #picklesouprecipe

♬ A-ha – Take on Me – rifat anjar nur rochmat

4. Beet and Goat Cheese Pasta

Apologies in advance for the sheer number of pasta recipes in this roundup. TikTok just happens to know what’s up with pasta, and this viral pink pasta from Wishbone Kitchen is no exception. Blending up cooked beets with goat cheese and pasta water results in a gorgeous, creamy, Barbie-esque sauce that is just as yummy as it is beautiful.

5. Chicken Caesar Wrap

Want to level up your weekly lunches? Try out this scrumptious chicken caesar wrap recipe for an easy lunch you can meal prep. Of course, you could do a similar thing with a pre-made salad bag and frozen chicken fingers, but doesn’t it feel so much more rewarding to DIY an everyday meal like this from scratch once in a while?


Replying to @mckayla_raychard chicken caesar wraps!

♬ one summer’s day ~ spirited away lofi – Closed on Sunday

6. Baked Vegetable Salad

Justine Doiron is TikTok’s queen of baked salad recipes, and as we head into the colder months, this Brussels sprout baked salad is the perfect way to kick off the season. Especially for those of us who get inexplicable stomachaches after eating a salad of raw vegetables, this salad variation is the perfect solution.


happy baked salad season to all of us who celebrate 🥹

♬ The Strokes-style light guitar rock – Bogey Punch

7. Ricotta with Fried Garlic and Hot Honey

Feeling fatigued by the pressure to put together elaborate appetizers anytime you have friends over? Look no further than this ricotta with fried garlic and hot honey. This dip is easy to make and perfect for dragging a fluffy piece of your favorite kind of bread through. Group grazing just got way easier.


canceling the word charcuterie unless you’re referring to prepared meat products (or using it ironically)

♬ original sound – wishbonekitchen

8. Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

As promised, I will forever maintain that the viral TikTok feta pasta that we were all obsessed with in 2020 is 10 times better with goat cheese instead. This recipe is viral for a reason: All it really takes to put this dish together is a baking dish, an oven, a block of cheese, some cherry tomatoes, and your favorite pasta shape.


Reply to @everything_delish BAKED GOAT CHEESE PASTA | thanks @jakecohen for the inspo! #recipe #goatcheese #bakedfetapasta #bakedfeta #tiktokfood

♬ Aesthetic – Xilo

9. Vegan Green Goddess Salad

Remember a couple of years ago when it seemed like everyone and their mother was making really finely chopped, gigantic salads? That all stemmed from this vegan green goddess salad recipe from Baked by Melissa. You can DIY your green goddess dressing like she does here, or pick up the Trader Joe’s version and add it to a bowl of all of your favorite finely chopped green veggies.

10. Butter Board

For some reason, the viral butter board is vaguely controversial. However, as someone who has made and thoroughly enjoyed a butter board inspired by this recipe, I can confirm that it is 100% worth it. It is the perfect easy-to-make appetizer and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. After all, who doesn’t love bread and butter?


I like this one idk I’m in a silly goofy butter mood

♬ original sound – speed songs

11. Salmon and Rice Bowl

This roundup would not be complete without including Emily Mariko’s viral salmon and rice bowl. You can make a simple version with salmon, rice, mayo, soy sauce, and sriracha for a quick lunch, or make it more complex by topping it with sliced cucumbers, avocado, or kimchi.

12. Feta and Pesto Eggs

If you’re sick and tired of your everyday breakfast, chances are, you haven’t been whipping up pesto eggs. This version includes feta, which adds a bit of extra flavor to the already delicious viral recipe. Simply fry up your feta and pesto, add your egg, and treat yourself to a yummy breakfast that is much easier than it looks.


when two trends collide….#pestoeggs #fetafriedeggs what should we try next? 🤔 shoutout to @Amy Wilichowski for the brilliant pesto egg hack 🌿

♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

13. Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Bites

When it comes to viral TikTok dessert recipes, these frozen strawberry yogurt bites are “that girl.” Chop up some strawberries, mix them with yogurt, and freeze them before dunking in melted chocolate and freezing for a second time. Not only is this recipe simple and delicious, but it is also on the healthier side of viral desserts.


🍓🍫Strawberry Yogurt Frozen Treats covered in Chocolate. Easy to store in the freezer for a semi healthy snack that’s also decadent. #easyrecipes #viralrecipes #yogurt #frozenyogurt #cookwithme #yogurtsnack #fyp #foryou #foryourpage #cooktok #cookingathometiktoktv

♬ money trees – 🍪

14. Pasta alla Norma

Ta-da! More pasta recipes! If you’re looking to impress a crowd but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this pasta alla Norma recipe involves minimal ingredients and will still end up being a favorite. Chop up eggplant and cherry tomatoes and roast them while cooking up your pasta, and simply mix everything together once the vegetables have broken down in the oven.


roasted pasta alla norma using Kings Food Market’s beautiful fresh summer produce! #kingspartner

♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

15. Instant Pot Birria Tacos

You may have to do a little bit of legwork hunting for the chiles you need for this viral birria recipe, but using the Instant Pot means you can easily achieve that delicious pull-apart meat without hours of effort. You’ll end up with delicious, fairly easy-to-make tacos that taste like they took much more work than they actually did.