13 TikTok recipes that will get you excited about cooking again

Get out of that culinary funk, mama!

TikTok recipes

In March, many of us were spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Homemade banana bread, sourdough starters and elaborate dinners were the name of the quarantine game.

But now? We're finding ourselves scraping the bottom of our recipe reservoirs for new ideas. We may be growing tired of spending hours in front of the stove (quarantine cooking fatigue is real, mama)—and we're busier than ever, so quick and easy meals are what we need right now.

TikTok is here to save the day. Sure, you've watched fun dance videos on the app, but did you know it's also an amazing place to find super creative new recipe ideas and cooking hacks? We've gathered a few of our favorites. Give these a try, mama and then serve tasty dishes on our favorite plates.

1. No-bake cinnamon roll


quarantine baking lol ##cinnamonroll but no baking required!! rly easy recipe that is a single serving this time :) ##fyp ##foryoupage ##cooking ##baking

♬ original sound - jellybean.celine

A perfectly portioned cinnamon roll that comes together so easily. Plus, it doesn't even need to be baked. Yeah, this is pretty much the perfect recipe.

3. A DIY Taco Bell crunchwrap


Don’t act like you’re above T-Bell ##fyp ##tacobell ##foodlover ##recipe ##easyrecipe ##food ##happyathome ##mom ##dinner ##quarantine

♬ original sound - cooklikeamother

Taco Bell is a popular guilty pleasure, but somehow, when you make burritos at home, they seem a bit less guilt-inducing. This TikTok video breaks down recreating the menu item at home.

3. Vegan buffalo wings


Buffalo Cauliflower Wings 🔥 Full recipe on the One Great Vegan ##YouTube Channel! ##recipe ##vegan ##foodie ##glutenfree ##plantbased ##veganchef ##fyp ##sing

♬ original sound - onegreatvegan

Satisfy your wing cravings, mama. A vegan recipe that'll totally hit the spot when you want something salty and spicy.

4. DIY everything bagel seasoning


DIY everything but the bagel seasoning. ##tryit ##DIY ##dothething ##dotherecipe ##fyp ##foryou ##everythingbutthebagel ##yummysnacks ##easyrecipes

♬ original sound - bossy_blonde

The wildly popular seasoning blend is super easy (and affordable!) to whip up at home. Sprinkle it over eggs, toast or avocado toast to bring a whole new flavor profile to the table.

5. Mozzarella chicken


If you want to IMPRESS-MAKE THIS! (And it only takes 20 minute😮) MOZZARELLA CHICKEN recipe! ##quickmeal ##dinnerideas ##chickendinner ##EasyFamilyRecipes

♬ original sound - easyfamilyrecipes

If you're feeding a big family or having friends over for a socially distant dinner, try the mozzarella chicken dish. It looks impressive and comes together so easily.

6. Toaster quesadilla


It actually works! Oh heck yeah! ##foodie ##food ##snack ##toasterquesadilla ##yum

♬ original sound -

Making a quesadilla when your child wants one right now has never been simpler.

7. The fastest fettuccine alfredo


Only 15 min to paradise ##recipes ##easyrecipe ##fyp ##foryou ##olivegarden ##food ##foodlover ##UltraSmoothMoves ##shecandoit

♬ original sound - cooklikeamother

If you're craving a big old bowl of carbs and cheese, this fettuccine alfredo looks delicious and is so fast and easy to make.

8. Spinach fettuccine


##inverted ##foryoupage ##spinach ##quickmeal ##easymeal @felipeischill

♬ original sound - saltycocina

...On the flipside, if you're looking to make that bowl of creamy, cheesy pasta a bit healthier, spruce it up with some spinach. We're all for a delicious meal that encourages kids to eat vegetables.

9. Papas con chorizo


Easy breakfast! ##papas ##chorizo ##easybreakfast ##easymeals ##cheapmeal ##quarantinelife

♬ original sound - mundo.vanessa

There's nothing better than a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, and this yummy meal looks like the perfect option.

10. Easy shrimp sushi stacks


Easy Shrimp Sushi Stacks takes about 10 minutes to make! ##sushi ##easyrecipes ##learnontiktok ##easymeal ##shrimp ##recipe

♬ original sound - skinnytaste

If you're missing trips to your favorite sushi restaurant, try a simple shrimp stack for your next at-home date night.

11. Lemon ricotta pasta


My Lemon Ricotta Delight, Pasta Recipe ##lemon ##pasta ##EasyMeal

♬ original sound - the_pastaqueen

This has to be the most perfect summer pasta recipe ever. It has a bright lemon-y flavor and the sauce doesn't even need to be cooked. Super, super simple to make and absolutely satisfying.

12. The easiest mac and cheese


quick and easy mac and cheese :) ##foryou ##fyp ##viral ##recipe ##cooking

♬ La Inconforme - Sonidera - Grupo G

The whole family will devour this mac and cheese. It's quicker and easier to make than boxed mac and cheese.

13. Cake pops


Delicious and easy to make🥰 ##TodayILearned ##diversevoices ##starbucks ##baking ##cakepops ##fyp ##foryou ##foodie ##duavideo ##greenscreentile ##diy

♬ Dreamy - Elijah Lee

If you love the popular cake pops from Starbucks, you'll adore this homemade version.

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