11 Must-Try TikTok Food Trends We Actually Love

With TikTok’s surge in popularity over recent years, there have been so many different outrageous and unique trends going viral. 

Homemade Spicy Corn Ribs with Mayo Dip

My favorite trending videos are all the delicious TikTok food trends that make their way around the app.

From twists on traditional pasta recipes to easy snacks and desserts, many of the viral food trends on TikTok are worth a try.

While not every recipe you see on TikTok is a winner, there’s a reason why so many of them gain so much popularity.

I’ve narrowed these TikTok recipes to 11 of the best TikTok food trends worth trying.

Corn Ribs

One of my favorite viral recipes you can find on TikTok is this buttery and delicious Corn Ribs recipe.

Not only does this dish taste incredible, but it’s simple and easy to make as well. 

All you need for Corn Ribs are three ingredients – Corn on the cob, butter, and some kind of dry herbs.

We recommend cilantro, but dill or parsley work great as well. You can also add cotija cheese, lime juice, or any other additional toppings that suit your taste. 

Once you coat long strips of corn in herbed butter, you just stick them in the air fryer until they’re browned and lightly charred. 

Baked Feta Pasta

Another simple and delicious recipe, it’s no surprise that this popular baked feta pasta trend took the For You page by storm. 

The major components of this dish are just a block of feta, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and pasta.

And while additional ingredients vary by recipe, I recommend adding some garlic, red pepper flakes, spinach, and fresh basil leaves, but you can add any extra spices and seasonings you like!

Once you drizzle the tomatoes and feta cheese with olive oil, all you have to do is toss it in the oven until softened before mixing this creamy sauce with pasta, seasoning, and any additional vegetables.

When it’s finished baking, you’ll have a hearty and delicious meal that you’ll want to make again and again.

Pasta Chips

With so much versatility and convenience in the kitchen, air fryer recipes have surged in popularity among TikTok food trends.

And in my opinion, one of the best air fryer recipes on TikTok is the viral crispy pasta chip recipe. 

You can use any kind of pasta for these chips, but I recommend a small, bite-sized shape like bow tie or rigatoni.

To make this crispy, delicious snack, you just toss cooked pasta with some olive oil, seasoning, and dry basil, and stick them in the air fryer until golden brown.

These chips also go great with a huge variety of dipping sauces, including marinara, pesto, or a creamy cheese sauce. 

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to chips to snack on, you can’t go wrong with this trendy TikTok recipe.

Baked Oats 

If you’re searching for a new, healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll love the baked oats recipe going around TikTok

To get started, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients: 

  • Rolled or quick oats
  • Banana
  • Egg
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

There are also so many variations of baked oats you can make. Between cocoa powder, chocolate chips, sea salt, caramel, or fresh fruit, there’s a recipe that matches everyone’s taste. 

Once you blend the ingredients, add them to a ramekin, and bake, you’ll have a sweet and delicious cake-like treat that you can eat for breakfast.

Cloud Bread

A cross between bread, meringue, and angel food cake, this viral TikTok recipe allows you to make a unique, delicious, and colorful finished product.

And not only does this recipe taste amazing, but with only three ingredients, I love how simple it is to make. 

All you need to make cloud bread is egg whites, cornstarch, and sugar. You can also add food coloring to create a bright and vibrant finished look. 

Once you whisk the ingredients enough to hold stiff peaks, you’ll spread it onto a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.

When it’s done, you can enjoy a unique and airy dessert with the texture of angel food cake.

Pesto Eggs

If you’re ever looking for a way to shake up your normal morning breakfast routine, I recommend trying TikTok’s viral pesto eggs recipe. 

This take on a savory egg breakfast is super simple and quick to make. You just heat pesto in a skillet, add an egg and any seasoning, and cover it until the egg is as runny or set as you prefer. 

Along with how effortless this recipe is, I love how versatile you can make it.

You can add black pepper or crushed red pepper flakes for an extra kick, serve it over toast or a bagel, or just enjoy it on its own for a light, easy meal. 

Salmon Rice Bowl

If you spend any time on TikTok, I’m sure you’ve come across the famous salmon rice bowl.

Popularized by Tik Tokker Emily Mariko, this salmon rice bowl is the perfect meal for anyone looking for a way to use up leftover rice or salmon. 

While the ingredients are variable based on your taste, the main components include:

  • Leftover salmon
  • Cooked rice
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Avocado
  • Roasted seaweed
  • Kimchi

You can also add cucumbers, chopped green onions, or sesame seeds for additional taste and texture. 

All you have to do to make this rice bowl is add leftover rice and salmon to a plate with an ice cube, microwave it for one minute, and add all the toppings and garnishes.

It’s simple, delicious, and a great way to use any leftovers you’re trying to get rid of.

Spicy Vodka Pasta

This quick and easy pasta recipe, made famous by Gigi Hadid, is the perfect way to enjoy a restaurant-quality dish without a ton of effort. 

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make this trendy TikTok dish:

  • Pasta shells
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato paste
  • Heavy cream
  • Vodka
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Butter
  • Chopped basil
  • Parmesan cheese

The olive oil, tomato paste, heavy cream, vodka, and garlic make a creamy and flavorful sauce perfect for any pasta dish.

And while the idea behind this spicy vodka pasta recipe might not be anything new, this trendy TikTok version of the recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a simple and tasty meal. 

Custard Toast

With just a couple of ingredients and so many ways to customize the recipe, custard toast is my new favorite go-to meal when I want a quick and easy breakfast. 

To make this trending toast, all you need is greek yogurt, an egg, and maple syrup.

You mix these ingredients, spread the mixture on a slice of toast, and stick it in the air fryer for about 5 minutes. 

Once it’s done, you’ll have a sweet and delicious treat that’s perfect for a light breakfast.

To mix it up, you can add a huge variety of toppings, including chocolate, blueberries, or raspberries.

I also like to add a pinch of cinnamon, sugar, or vanilla to the mixture for some extra sweetness. 

Green Goddess Salad

Whether it’s used as a tasty dip, on top of tacos or wraps, or just eaten on its own, the vegan green goddess salad offers a healthy, nutritious, and delicious alternative to other boring, less flavorful salads. 

The green goddess salad uses a vegan pesto dressing made from nutritional yeast, basil, spinach, garlic, shallots, lemon, olive oil, nuts, rice vinegar, and seasoning.

This is blended together and poured over a salad made from green cabbage, chives, green onions, and cucumbers. 

Along with offering tons of nutrients, this salad is light and full of flavor. And because of how refreshing it is, this is one of my favorite recipes for warm summer days. 

Avocado, Condensed Milk, and Ice

While this avocado dessert was already a staple Filipino treat, it became popularized in the United States after going viral on TikTok.

While you might not associate avocados with sweet desserts, I highly recommend trying this recipe on a hot day for a delicious and refreshing snack.

The recipe is extremely simple to make – just put diced avocado and ice cubes in a bowl and drizzle sweetened condensed milk on top.

It takes only a few minutes and makes the perfect cold, creamy dessert for anyone trying to beat the heat. It’s a great alternative to traditional ice cream!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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