While TikTok is most famous for its dances and pranks, the food genre has also been a serious blessing 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, breezy recipe, all you need is a block of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil and a pasta of your choice. Put all our ingredients in a baking dish at 400 Fahrenheit and cook your noodles in the meanwhile, garnishing with basil if desired. Once the feta has baked for about half an hour, it’ll be creamy enough to coat your pasta. You can also swap these cheese for Boursin if you don’t like feta.
2. Rigatoni Pie Honeycomb Pasta
This pasta is basically baked ziti in the shape of a cake, and we’re definitely not mad about it. When cut, the pasta forms a honeycomb shape that will look very impressive on your Instagram feed. To make it, you require a springform pan, which keeps every noodle upright as it bakes.
3. Egg Yolk Ravioli
This recipe by Ariana Feygin is a unique showstopper that you’ll want to be cooking for dinner party guests at all times. It requires you to make some homemade pasta dough and cut with a cooker cutter. Then, you add ricotta (mixed with Parmesan, salt, pepper, and lemon zest) to your ravioli. Make a well and in it place an egg yolk. Seal the ravioli and boil for three minutes, serving with brown butter sage sauce. Who doesn’t love a runny egg?
4. No Boil Lasagna
Lasagna is great, but boiling those noodles before and then making a layered structure out of them in a baking dish can be time-consuming. Just lay noodles even and add in more sauce to soak in the water. This will keep your noodles a little al-dente, and take out the hassle of boiling them. Woks with both normal and oven-ready lasagna.
5. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
The creamy and spicy pasta paired with tantalizing fried shrimp makes for an unforgettable recipe. Cayenne pepper, Sriracha and sweet chili mix with other ingredients to make for an Asian-meets Cajun-inspired pasta that you’ll find yourself making again and again.
6. Creamy Lemon Spaghetti
Although it tastes like it comes form a gourmet restaurant, this lemon and cream pasta is surprisingly simple to prepare. You’ll need some spaghetti, lemon, pepper, and mascarpone cheese for the sauce, which has a lip-smacking effect. Good luck portion controlling with this one.
7. Microwave Zucchini Lasagna
Never buy a frozen dinner again thanks to this vegetarian-friendly lasagna, which will create zero mess in your oven because it can be made entirely in the microwave. Prop tip: pat the zucchini to remove excess water before cooking.
8. Homemade Vodka Sauce Pasta
If you find that regular ol’ tomato sauce is a little plain for your taste, try this creamier and addictive bowtie recipe with vodka sauce that requires actual vodka. It started trending after Gigi Hadid posted her recipe on IG, which also led to TikTokers reposting various versions of vodka sauce.
9. Ten Minute Pesto Gnocchi
Gnocchi has a rep for being a hard to cook dish, but it’s actually extremely simple — as long as you have a food processor. This recipe calls for homemade pesto, so you’re really getting the freshest result possible.
10. Chili Oil Noodles
This recipe is packed with sweet and spicy flavors, as well as garlic. It’s cooked by pouring sizzling sauce on noodles which have a peanut-flavored essence. When boiling noodles, save 1/4 cup of the water, and then mix it in a bowl with your sauces and spices. Heat oil with this mix for a few moments, and then add the noodles to the pan. Be sure to never eat these noodles cold, since they can turn sticky and develop a cold and unpleasant layer.
11. Roasted Garlic Pasta
If you love garlic, you’ll love this recipe, which calls for an entire clove of it. Roast the garlic with olive oil and wait to see the magic happen with this mesmerizing recipe, which also calls for sautéed mushrooms. Parm and spinach adds together and is placed with linguini to soak the mixture up.
12. Jumbo Alfredo
This long pasta shape is so unique and soaks up all the sauce. It’s very unique by putting uncooked pasta into the recipe — don’t worry — the insane amount of cheese and creamy sauce will most definitely cook your pasta.