TikTok’s tastiest hits: the viral TikTok recipes to try now

With over a billion views, these are the TikTok recipes that went beyond viral on the video-sharing app. The perfect excuse, we thought, to try and taste them…

Even if you’ve managed not to be sucked into TikTok’s video-sharing vortex, you’ve probably heard of the app’s viral recipes – everyone’s making them! We cooked up the most popular to see if they deserve the hype.

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Blended baked oats

#bakedoats has had 691.1 million video views

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Waffle hasselback potatoes

#hasselbackpotatoes has had 3.1 million video views

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Chicken caprese tortilla wraps

#wraphack has had 42 million video views

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Baked feta pasta

#fetapasta and #bakedfetapasta have had over 1.1 billion video views

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Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

#chocolatechipcookies has had 171.8 million video views

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Strawberry sorbet

#strawberrysorbet has had 4.8 million video views

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For more inspiration

…check out these taste-making TikTok stars.

@the_pastaqueen

1.8m followers
Italian-born Nadia Caterina Munno cooks up fabulous plates of pasta in her kitchen. But most importantly, her recipes are authentically Italian – there’s plenty of guanciale (cured pork cheek) and no cream in her carbonara – and easy to follow.

@cookingwithlynja

4.7m followers
Grandmother and former engineer Lynn Davis makes fun, action-packed 60-second videos that come complete with her own cartoon character. She cooks up all kinds of family favourites from Swedish meatballs to cinnamon rolls.

@poppycooks

1.5m followers
Having trained at Michelin-starred Birmingham restaurant Purnell’s, Poppy O’Toole has serious cooking credentials. When she lost her job as restaurants were forced to close during lockdown, she turned to TikTok to post her recipes and cooking tips. She has a cookbook coming out in September.

@theemoodyfoody

790k followers
Set to carefully curated music (and with no narration), Mexican-American Fabrizio Villalpando’s videos are a pleasure to watch. He makes cooking the likes of crab tostadas or crème brûlée look elegant and effortless.

Compiled by Eleanor Maidment. Food styling: Katie Marshall. Styling: Charlie Phillips.