Food and Drink

The 5 Best TikTok Recipes to Try Right Now

From potato chip cookies to pesto lasagna roll-ups.

Photo by Sarah Crawford of Broma Bakery, Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist
Photo by Sarah Crawford of Broma Bakery, Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist
Photo by Sarah Crawford of Broma Bakery, Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist

It’s hard to keep up with all the TikTok food trends and recipes that have recently come out of the ether. From pizza toast and baked oats, to egg boils and brothless ramen, there’s no shortage of creativity on the app. This month, we’re particularly excited to test out a recipe for potato chip chocolate chip cookies-the perfect marriage of salty and sweet-as well as a creative take on the viral baked feta pasta, using gnocchi, mushroom, and goat cheese. And of course, we’ll share yet another genius use for chickpeas.

Crispy king oyster mushrooms

When it comes to the king oyster, there are endless possibilities. This vegan recipe reminds us that mushrooms can be used for more than just sauteing, and it’s the perfect substitute for a meat-based nugget. If you can’t get your hands on king oyster mushrooms, I bet thick-cut zucchini slices would make an excellent substitute. As for the sauce, user @farahjeats opts for a copy-cat In-N-Out recipe, using mayo, ketchup, rice vinegar, sweet relish, sugar, and chili flakes.

Potato chip chocolate chip cookies

If you’re anything like me, you can’t have a sweet treat without some kind of savory element. But instead of just sprinkling cookies with flaky salt, this recipe takes that approach one step further, incorporating Lay’s potato chips in the dough. Not only will you get a salty kick, but you’ll also get a satisfying crunch. If we sneak potato chips into our sandwiches, why not our cookies?

Mushroom and goat cheese sheet pan gnocchi

Gnocchi have a tendency to get a little too tender if you don’t cook them just right, but this sheet pan approach leaves little room for error, resulting in a fool-proof, perfectly browned pasta. The addition of caramelized onions and bitter arugula keeps things from tasting too rich, and when mixed all together, creates a perfectly creamy situation. You can enjoy it as a main with some added protein, or treat it as a sophisticated side dish.

Gujarati green chickpeas

I have never seen green chickpeas before, but this Indian recipe is inspiring me to take a trip to my nearest international grocery store. The sauce is so refreshingly green in color, made with spinach, scallions, peanuts, and sesame seeds. According to some users in the comments, green chickpeas are also eaten in Mexico, toasted with the shell on and then topped with salt and hot sauce.

Pesto lasagna roll ups

Reminiscent of Don Angie’s famous pinwheel lasagna, these pesto lasagna roll ups are an innovative way to update your standard pasta bake. The process of rolling up each lasagna noodle seems like such a meditative Sunday project, leaving you with leftovers for the rest of the week. It also looks totally customizable, so you can use whatever sauces you have on hand, maybe even tossing in sauteed vegetables or ground meat.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Jessica Sulima is a staff writer on the Food & Drink team at Thrillist. Feel free to email her your favorite TikTok recipes.

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Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

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Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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