Even though TikTok is best known for its dances and jokes, the culinary genre has been an incredible boon for people who cook at home. Here are the most inventive pasta recipes that became popular thanks to TikTok, from hacks to simple weeknight supper ideas.
1. Baked Feta Pasta
You only need a block of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, olive oil, and the pasta of your choice for this simple, quick, and simple recipe. While your noodles cook, prepare the rest of the ingredients in a baking dish and bake them at 400 ℉. If wanted, garnish with basil. After around 30 minutes, the feta will be creamy enough to cover your noodles. If you don't like feta, you can use Boursin instead.
2. Honeycomb Pasta Cake
This pasta is simply baked ziti shaped like a cake.The spaghetti cuts into a shape like a honeycomb, which will look stunning on your Instagram page. You need a cheesecake pan to create it, which holds each noodle upright while baking.
3. Egg Yolk Ravioli
This recipe is a unique show-stopper that you'll want to cook for dinner party guests all the time. You have to make pasta dough from scratch and cut it with a cooker cutter. Then, you add ricotta to your ravioli (mixed with Parmesan, salt, pepper, and lemon zest). Create a well in the middle of the plate, then put an egg yolk in it. Close the ravioli, boil them for three minutes, and serve them with brown butter sage sauce. Everyone loves a runny egg, don't they?
4. No-Boil Lasagna
Although lasagna is delicious, it can take some time to prepare because you have to boil the noodles first before layering them in a baking dish. Simply arrange the noodles evenly and pour the extra sauce to soak the water. This will keep your noodles just a little bit al dente without boiling them. It works for both lasagna: regular and oven-ready.
5. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Tempting fried shrimp and creamy, spicy spiced pasta combine to create an irresistible dish. You'll find yourself preparing this pasta with an “Asian meets Cajun” flavor over and over again. Combine Cayenne pepper, Sriracha, and sweet chili with other ingredients.
6. Creamy Lemon Spaghetti
This pasta dish with lemon and cream is surprisingly easy to make, yet tastes as if it came from a fine dining establishment. Spaghetti is served with a lip-smacking sauce made of mascarpone cheese, lemon, pepper, and other necessary ingredients. Good luck with portion control on this one.
7. Microwave Zucchini Lasagna
This lasagna leaves no mess in your oven because it can be prepared totally in the microwave. You'll never need to buy frozen meals again. Don’t forget to pat the zucchini to eliminate more water before cooking.
8. Homemade Vodka Sauce Pasta
If you find regular tomato sauce too boring, try this creamier and addicting dish with actual vodka. It became popular after Gigi Hadid shared her recipe on Instagram, which inspired TikTokers to share different variations of vodka sauce.
9. Ten Minute Creamy Pesto Gnocchi
Although gnocchi has a reputation for being challenging to prepare, it's actually very simple if you have a blender. Because handmade pesto is used in this recipe, the flavor is as fresh as it gets.
10. Chili Oil Noodles
This dish is filled with garlic, sweet, and spicy aromas. It is prepared by pouring the boiling sauce over peanut-flavored noodles. Save 1/4 cup of the water used to boil the noodles, then combine it with your sauces and seasonings in a bowl. After briefly heating the oil with add the noodles to the pan. Never consume these noodles cold as they may become sticky and acquire an unappealing coating.
11. Roasted Garlic Pasta
This dish, which uses a whole clove of garlic, is perfect if you like garlic. Roast the garlic in olive oil and watch the magic happen with this spellbinding dish, which also includes sautéed mushrooms. Parmesan and spinach are mixed together, and then linguini is added to soak up the mixture.
12. Jumbo Alfredo
This long spaghetti shape is very distinctive and absorbs all the sauce. It's a unique recipe because it calls for uncooked pasta. But don't worry, the crazy amount of cheese and creamy sauce will cook your pasta for you.