The top TikTok food trends of 2021, from pancake cereal to pasta chips

2021 has been a year spent mostly indoors, waiting for the vaccines to arrive – and for the coronavirus to go away.

It was a year when, with little else to do; we flipped through our phones endlessly, watched memes to pass the time, and — thanks to TikTok — learned how to cook.

Yes, in the past 12 months a number of TikTok recipes have gone viral, sparking remakes and reviews galore, with supermarkets even seemingly running out of key ingredients, such was people’s enthusiasm for cooking. .

There are tons of choices, sweet and savory, simple and complex, but here are eight that we found particularly delicious.

Pasta chips

The pasta is already excellent and arguably impossible to improve on, but someone managed to make it even more mouth-watering by pouring olive oil, cheese and spices over boiled pasta and then frying it to make crispy chips.

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@feelgoodfoodie

#pastachips are my new favorite chips! They are so good and make the best appetizer! #pastatiktok #summer time

Who could say no?

Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Pasta

Hadid’s recipe is basically penne alla vodka – a well-established Italian sauce – but when she posted an Instagram Story of herself making it last year, it continued to circulate around TikTok throughout. long of 2021.

@archivedchef

I do this at least once a week 🤭🤤 #gigihadidpasta #pasta #spicypasta #foodie #cooking #archivedchef #pastarecipe #cookingrecipes

The creamy, boozy tomato sauce is comforting and easy to make, so we’re not surprised it’s taken the world by storm.

Pasta with feta in the oven

In another pasta trend this year, people baked tomatoes with feta cheese and tossed it with pasta (and seasonings) to create a creamy tomato sauce.

@feelgoodfoodie

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

After the recipe went viral in Finland, supermarkets would have missed feta cheese for a short while, and people from other countries complained on social media that they had trouble getting the ingredients when the cheese dish gained worldwide fame.

Never underestimate the power of the Internet.

Salmon rice bowl

Moving on to pasta, netizens sought solace in a different carb – rice – in September when they fell in love with Emily Mariko’s salmon rice bowl.

The TikTok foodie shared her recipe – rice, salmon, kimchi, avocado, mayonnaise and sriracha, soy sauce and seaweed – and immediately people rushed to make their own.

This indy100 the staff member can confirm that the hype they got is well deserved. Yum yum.

Squid Game Dalgona Candy

After Netflix’s original Squid Game was a huge hit this year, it wasn’t just the tense plot that stuck with people, but one of the deadly challenges – in which players had to cut out a small shape of a sweet candy with a needle without breaking it.

If they broke it, they were shot and killed.

@saifshawaf

How to make the perfect dalgona candy from the squid game

So, making the show more interactive than its creators perhaps intended, people made the candies themselves at home and determined whether they would survive the games.

tortilla wrap hack

Wraps are delicious, but they can be tricky to fill and seal without making a big mess. Until this TikTok hack in which people get the wrapper, cut it halfway down the middle, then put a different filler on each quarter and fold it over.

@feelgoodfoodie

Have you tried this latest quesadilla hack?! It was so good!! What would you add? #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #quesadilla #tortillawrap

Good product.

pancake cereal

Cereal is fine, but pancakes are better, so it’s no surprise that videos of people making tiny circles with pancake batter and then eating them from a bowl full of milk are going viral .

@dailysagee

mini pancakes cereal! what do you want to see next? #pancakecereal #foryou #quarantine #summer #viral #obx #bridgerton #pancakes #goodvibes #aesthetic

It seems time consuming and could lead to repetitive strain injuries, but maybe it’s worth it?

Pesto Eggs

Recently, people have lost their minds about pesto eggs, in which an egg is not fried in oil or butter, but in pesto.

The oil in the pesto keeps the eggs from sticking to the pan and also gives it a great taste, so it’s a complete win-win.

It’s time to buy an apron and get cooking.