Although TikTok is best known for its dancing and pranks, the food genre is also a serious boon for home cooks. From hacks to easy weeknight dinner recipes, here are the most innovative pasta recipes that went viral thanks to TikTok.
1. Baked feta pasta
For this easy, cool recipe, all you need is a block of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil, and your choice of pasta. Place all of our ingredients in a 400F baking pan and meanwhile cook your noodles, garnishing with basil if desired. After the feta has baked for about half an hour, it will be creamy enough to cover your pasta. You can also replace these cheeses with Boursin if you don’t like feta.
2. Honeycomb Rigatoni Pie
This pasta is basically baked ziti in cake form, and we’re definitely not mad about it. When cut, the macarons form a honeycomb shape that will look very impressive on your Instagram feed. To do this, you need a springform pan that holds each noodle upright while baking.
3. Ravioli with egg yolk
This recipe from Ariana Feagin is a unique example that you’ll want to cook for your dinner guests every time. It requires you to make homemade pasta dough and cut it with a cutter. Then you add the ricotta (mixed with Parmesan, salt, pepper and lemon zest) to your ravioli. Make a well and place one yolk in it. Seal the ravioli and cook for three minutes, serving with a sage brown butter sauce. Who doesn’t love runny egg?
4. No lasagna cooking
Lasagna is great, but boiling these noodles beforehand and then layering them in a baking dish can be time-consuming. Just layer the noodles evenly and add more sauce to soak up the water. This will keep your noodles a little al dente and save the tedious cooking of them. Wok with normal and oven-ready lasagna.
5. Bang Bang shrimp pasta
Creamy and spicy pasta combined with tempting fried shrimp creates an unforgettable recipe. Hot pepper, Sriracha, and sweet chili are mixed with other ingredients to create an Asian and Cajun-inspired pasta that you’ll find yourself making again and again.
6. Creamy lemon spaghetti
Although it tastes like something from a gourmet restaurant, this lemon and cream pasta is surprisingly easy to make. You’ll need some spaghetti, lemon, pepper and mascarpone cheese for the lip-smacking sauce. Good luck with your portion control with this one.
7. Microwave Zucchini Lasagna
Never buy a frozen dinner again thanks to this vegetarian-friendly lasagna that won’t make a mess in your oven because it can be made entirely in the microwave. Tip: pat the zucchini to remove excess water before cooking.
8. Homemade pasta with vodka sauce
If you find that plain tomato sauce is a little plain for your taste, try this creamier and more addictive bow tie recipe with vodka sauce, which calls for actual vodka. It started trending after Gigi Hadid posted her recipe on IG, which also led to different versions of the vodka sauce being reposted by TikTokers.
9. Ten Minute pesto gnocchi
Gnocchi has a reputation as a difficult dish to make, but it’s actually extremely simple – as long as you have a food processor. This recipe calls for homemade pesto, so you really get the freshest result possible.
10. Noodles with chili butter
This recipe is full of sweet and savory flavors as well as garlic. It is prepared by pouring a sizzling sauce over noodles that have a peanut-flavored essence. When cooking noodles, reserve 1/4 cup water and then mix it in a bowl with the sauces and seasonings. Heat the oil with this mixture for a few minutes and then add the noodles to the pan. Remember to never eat these noodles cold as they can become sticky and form a cold and unpleasant layer.
11. Pasta with roasted garlic
If you love garlic, you’ll love this recipe, which calls for a whole clove. Sauté garlic in olive oil and watch the magic happen with this mesmerizing recipe that also calls for sauteed mushrooms. Parm and spinach are added together and tossed with linguini to soak up the mixture.
12. Jumbo Alfredo
This long pasta shape is so unique and soaks up all the sauce. This is very unique by putting raw pasta in the recipe – don’t worry – the insane amount of cheese and creamy sauce will definitely cook your pasta.