Top TikTok cooking trends of 2021

TikTok is home to some seriously talented chefs! Whether they’re home cooks or professional chefs showing off their skills, the creative cooks of TikTok have invented a wide variety of recipes that have gone viral for good reason. From exciting twists on old classics to totally new culinary inventions, here are 10 of the top TikTok cooking trends of 2021. 

1. Baked feta

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Baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes!! Recipe on blog • Inspired by @grilledcheesesocial 😘 #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #fetapasta #recipes

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Easy to make, aesthetically pleasing and, best of all, delicious! TikTok’s viral baked feta has it all. Plus, all you need to make it is a block of feta, pasta and seasonings (and cherry tomatoes, if you’d like that, too).

2. Watermelon with mustard

This watermelon with mustard snack got mixed reviews from TikTokers, but you have to give credit for creativity. While some found it distasteful and others, like Lizzo, were simply confused, many TikTokers swear the strange combination of the sweet fruit with the savory, spicy condiment is out-of-this-world delicious.

3. Pasta chips

All it takes is an air fryer to transform pasta into a delicious, crunchy snack. If you love pasta so much you wish it came in snack form, pasta chips are worth a try. Put your own twist on the viral snack by making your own dip or experimenting with different pasta shapes.

4. Tea bombs

Tea bombs have to be one of TikTok’s most beautiful food and beverage trends of the year. These round spheres are full of colorful tea leaves and transform an everyday beverage into a vibrant showstopper.

5. Tortilla folding hack

This mind-blowingly simple tortilla-folding hack ensures you get the perfect ratio of ingredients in every bite! All you need to do is make a single cut into a tortilla, place your ingredients of choice in each quadrant and fold.

6. Baked oats

TikTokers have figured out a way to magically turn oatmeal into a cake! Baked oats make a great breakfast or dessert and are infinitely customizable.

7. Salmon rice bowl

TikTok couldn’t get enough of this salmon rice bowl, which transforms boring old leftover salmon into an exciting new meal. All it takes to make the transformation is some rice and condiments you probably already have in your fridge.

8. Twisted bacon

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I’m the original content creator for the viral twisted bacon trend! Be sure to tag us and show us when you make this! #twistedbacon #bacon

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This viral TikTok recipe puts a literal twist on traditional bacon! Simply twist slices of bacon into tight coils, seasoning them and cooking them in the oven.

9. Ricotta toast

Move over, avocado toast! The toast trend of 2021 was ricotta toast, and for good reason. Not only is the savory toast delicious, but there are tons of different ways to make it and it’s perfect for beginner chefs.

10. Sushi bake

Sushi meets casserole in this creative dish, which is made by layering seafood, rice and mayonnaise in a baking dish. Sushi bakes are perfect for making large portions and serving at parties!

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