The best TikTok recipes that'll keep you busy in the kitchen

From pesto eggs to chocolate bomb drinks, these TikTok recipes are as camera-worthy as they are delicious

Toast with with fried egg, avocado, red radish, tomato and cress
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Don't let the absurd challenges fool you: genius TikTok recipes and food hacks abound in feeds, and they'll help you with any culinary exploit you have cooking in the future (pun intended). 

Once those devious licks videos have lost their charm (which will hopefully be soon), creative recipes will be there to comfort you whenever hunger strikes. 

We've rounded up our favorite dishes and tricks so that you don't feel as if you're starring in your own version of the Paris Hilton cooking show. Delicious eats and viral-worthy content? Sounds like a recipe for success! Ready to venture into the kitchen?



Our favorite TikTok recipes and food hacks

The famous spicy Thai dish called 'Pak Krapao Moo', fried pork with holy basil in English.

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1. Pesto eggs

The brunch game completely changed upon the news of pesto eggs on TikTok. Emily Wilichowski (@amywilichowski) wowed her audience and garnered viral status for substituting oil or butter in her eggs for pesto. 

"You can do fried eggs, sunny side up eggs, or scrambled and then the oil in the pesto will stop the eggs sticking in the pan," she revealed. 

Upon completing the eggs, she places them atop of toast with ricotta, avocado, honey and red pepper flakes. YUM! Why settle for an ordinary omelet when it can be extraordinary? Now, all you need to do is pair your pesto eggs with a mimosa and you're good to go!

@amywilichowski

#eggs #pestoeggs #homecook

♬ cooking video - cooking

2. Nature's Cereal

Once our favorite vegan, Lizzo, attempted her own version of Nature's Cereal—a combination of pomegranate seeds, coconut water and a fistful of blackberries,  strawberries and blueberries—a breakfast of champions was born. Healthy, tasty and eye-catching to boot. 

See how the OG, @natures_food caught the attention of Lizzo, and in turn, the entire platform. 

@natures_food

nature's cereal #fruit #fruits #share

♬ original sound - 🥭Fruits & Leaves🍃

3. Hot chocolate bomb drinks

For the ultimate hygge effect, allow us to turn your attention toward hot chocolate bomb drinks, equal parts cozy and delicious. 

First thing's first, place a ball of chocolate inside your favorite oversized mug. Typically the chocolate ball is filled with toppings like mini marshmallows and cocoa powder. Then, pour steamed milk into the cup and you not only have a delicious snack, but an artsy foodie clip for your followers. 

@thechocolatebombfactory

Strawberry shortcake hot chocolate bomb 🍓🍪 x #hotchocolatebomb #smallbusinesscheck #businesscheck #winter #fyp #fortnite #hotchocolate #xmas #fypp

♬ original sound - CHRISTMAS SOUNDS🎄🎁

4. Iced Biscoff latte

If you're too shy to ask your barista for a cold coffee in the fall and winter, fear not: the iced Biscoff latte can be perfected at home...and provide you with TikTok gold in the process. Here's how to make it: 

  • Add a hot shot of espresso to a big spoonful of Biscoff spread
  • Mix well, then pour into a glass of ice 
  • Add milk and stir
  • Froth up the milk before adding
@7amcoffeeclub

iced biscoff latte 🍪🤎⚡️ #coffee #biscoff #lotus #latte #icedlatte #icedcoffee #homecafe #fyp #foryou #coffeetok #coffeetiktok

♬ Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr.

If you want to go the hot route for your coffee, why not add a spooky flair this Halloween? See what we mean below. 

@chasingcozy

Spooky coffee @cricut @michaelscraftstore @nespresso ##crafty ##diy ##coffee

♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) - Danilo Stankovic

5. Roasted garlic

Unless you're a vampire, you're bound to love @foodwithliz's garlic hack for the ultimate garlic bread. (Just be mindful not to smooch your SO after prepping this one.) 

  • Place cut garlic (40 cloves total) in foil and splash with oil 
  • Place garlic in oven at 400 degrees for one hour
  • Mix together parsley, butter and red pepper flakes 
  • Put garlic into the mixture once the hour is up 
  • Spread on a piece of toasted bread and enjoy
@foodwithliz

more satisfying than @drpimplepopper ##garlicbread ##foodtok ##vegan ##garlic ##easyrecipes ##fyp

♬ edamame - bbno$
Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.