Not much of a cook? No worries. These Tik Tok recipes will impress family and friends during the holidays.
Christmas is almost here which means it’s time to start preparing meals for family and friends who have been out of reach for far too long this year.
Show-off those cooking skills that have been building up during quarantine and a ridiculous amount of time spent scrolling through Tik Tok.
These delicious vegan and non-vegan recipes are for everyone to enjoy at any (safely) held Christmas gathering.
Gigi Hadid’s Spicy ‘Vodka’ Pasta (Without Vodka)
Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model who has been modelling since she was two-years old. In fact, her whole family is well-known to be the ‘first family in fashion’. In 2018, according to Forbes Gigi, alongside her sister, Bella Hadid, were two of the the top ten highest paid models. This year however, Gigi brought new influence through taking to Instagram to share her Spicy ‘Vodka’ Pasta which became a viral sensation. The recipe took off especially on Tik Tok, most notably this video, posted by @ms.merhi, which has 24.7 million views and 4.4 million likes. Her account only has 39 videos in total, however, her views reach thousands and millions of views and likes as she shares more unique recipes. Quality over quantity right?
¼ cup olive oil
1 small red onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
½ cup tomato paste
1 cup thickened cream
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp cayenne pepper
A generous pinch of salt and pepper
2 cups cooked pasta and ½ pasta water
1 cup parmesan cheese
- In a large pan, sauté the olive oil, onion and garlic. Add the tomato paste and mix.
- Add the thickened cream until the paste becomes light orange.
- Add the chilli flakes, basil leaves, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper, then mix.
- Add in the cooked pasta and the pasta water and mix until pasta is fully integrated.
- Finally, add the parmesan cheese and butter and mix well. Add more parmesan cheese when serving.
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, made from components of vegetables (commonly cabbage), garlic, ginger, chilli peppers, salt, and fish sauce. The main element of kimchi is that the mix is pickled and fermented, which was traditional way to preserve vegetables in winter. Now, the dish can be interpreted and is popular within vegan dishes as it is plant-based. Joanne L. Molinaro, the creator of the Tik Tok has 1.1 million followers on the app, posting vegan and non-vegan recipes as well as videos on legal advice/the law – a great blend of content. So, for all the Korean and vegan food lovers, this is the perfect meal to share.
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 carrot (chopped)
1 cup broccoli
1 cup kimchi (chopped into smaller pieces)
1 scallion (chopped)
1 tsp gochujang (Korean spicy bean paste)
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ sesame oil
2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
½ cup corn (can be frozen corn)
(optional) Sesame seeds
- In a wok or pan, sauté the olive oil, scallion, garlic, salt and pepper and kimchi.
- Add the carrot and broccoli and sauté further.
- In a small bowl, mix together the gochujang and soy sauce. Add this into the mixture once combined and mix.
- Make a medium sized gap in the middle of the mixture, then add the sesame oil and rice, filling the gap.
- Add the corn. Mix until fully combined.
- For (optional) finishing touches, add the sesame seeds before serving.
This Internet-famous recipe has over 10 million views on Tik Tok, making it one of the most popular dishes on the app, even gaining the attention and like of Kylie Jenner. Jeremy Scheck, who posted the recipe, revealed some secrets into making the perfect roast potatoes which turned out to be super easy, encouraging people to actually want to cook it, hence watching it over and over again. With this success-story, Jeremy currently has 1.8 million followers on Tik Tok and continues to post easy and delicious recipes.
Yukon gold or redskin potatoes (as many as desired)
Large handful of kosher salt (for the water)
Olive Oil– to taste
Fresh parsley or dill (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius.
- Clean and cut the potatoes into desired size and place them in a pot of cold water. Add a handful of salt and bring to a boil. Cook 10-15 minutes, until they are almost tender.
- Drain the potatoes and use a spoon to rough-up the edges (of the potato). This will make the potatoes crispier.
- Put the potatoes onto a half-sheet pan. Drizzle with the oil and seasonings.
- Roast at 230 degrees Celsius for 15-25 minutes (preferably go by appearance and not by a timer) and toss the potatoes around a couple times while they roast.
- When the potatoes look near perfectly crispy, turn off the oven and let them sit in the oven with it off for 10-15 minutes. This gets them extra crispy
- Finish by topping fresh, tender herbs such as dill or parsley.
Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi
Time for dessert. Mochi refers to the Japanese sticky rice dough, in which it encapsulates a sort of filling. The sweet dessert is most popular during the New Year as it a sign of good fortune. Now, Mochi can be transformed into one of the trendiest dessert on social media as people like to experiment with the traditional sweet, most commonly by wrapping ice cream with the dough. Tik Tok have especially adopted the dessert by coming up with even more creative fillings, like this Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi. Not to the mention how easy it actually is to make mochi. The creator of this recipe, @audreysaurus (what she goes by on Tik Tok), is in fact known for her inventive Mochi recipes, being her most viral videos, receiving millions of views – this video for example has 6.5 million views.
Strawberries (chopped – as many as desired)
Biscuits (Your choice of type – broken into small pieces)
A little bit of Butter (melted)
1/3 cup cream cheese
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup heavy cream
100g glutinous rice flour
Red food colouring (optional)
- Chop the strawberries and break up a couple of biscuits then stir in some melted butter in the biscuits.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1tbsp of sugar and the lemon juice smooth.
- In another separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the two mixtures together and add the strawberries and biscuits.
- Scoop the mixture out into little balls and put them in the freezer for 1 hour (or more) .
- For the mochi, stir the glutinous rice flour, 50g of sugar and water together. Add some food colouring (optional)
- Steam the mixture by boiling some water in a pan and elevate the bowl so it’s not touching the water and put a lid on it for 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
- Dust the table with corn-starch and split the mochi evenly. Then grab the cheesecake filling and pinch the mochi shut around. Dip it in some leftover biscuits for finishing touches.
Tik Tokker, Gaby Dimova is responsible for this interpretation of the classic Italian dessert. Her whole account is dedicated to sharing her vegan recipes, making it easier for anyone to access simple vegan food. From desserts to breakfast foods, vegans (and non-vegans for that matter) will not need to worry finding shareable meals to cook this Christmas (thanks Tik Tok). This beloved Italian dessert can now be ENJOYED by anyone, EVEN VEGANS, and is perfect for any PARTIES.
2 Blocks of Tofu
½ cup of powdered sugar
½ cup of dairy free milk (of your choice)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups of hot water
4 tbsp rum
4 tbsp instant coffee
Vegan Vanilla Wafer Cookies/biscuits
- For the cream base, blend together the tofu, powdered sugar, dairy-free milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Blend until creamy and smooth.
- In a separate bowl, add the hot water, instant coffee and rum.
- Then take each biscuit/cookie and dip it individually into the coffee-rum mixture for only about 2 seconds.
- In a dish, cover the bottom layer with the biscuits/cookie, add a layer of cream then sprinkle cocoa on top. Repeat this process until it reaches the top.
- Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour. Serve and enjoy.