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Pasta has been trending in a big way (Picture: TikTok/TayPlusJay)
Pasta is one of those rare foods that transcends summer and winter, day and night, and pretty much all palates.
Part of the joy of pasta is the sauce, the varieties of which are pretty much endless.
At risk of offending all the Italian nonnas in the world, we’ve rounded up the best pasta recipes from TikTok.
From that feta pasta to Gigi Hadid’s favourite sauce, millions of us have been viewing recipes on the platform and making them ourselves.
Rather than scrolling through your ‘for you’ page looking for the next dinner idea, they’re all here written down for you.
How could we forget the famous feta pasta, the hashtag for which has been viewed nearly 700 million times.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
- Cherry tomatoes
- A block of feta
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Place everything (except the pasta) into a baking dish, with the feta in the middle.
Season and bake in an oven at 200C/gas mark 5 for 35 minutes.
Separately boil your pasta and mix through once the sauce is ready. You can also add finely chopped garlic, fresh basil, or other things you enjoy.
People were ready to move on from feta after it was impossible to open TikTok without seeing it.
The recipe for this is exactly the same as the feta one, but uses Boursin garlic soft cheese instead.
Other cheeses have also popped up in similar recipes, from stilton to a burrata ball, so you can really go wild with whatever you fancy.
Spicy vodka pasta
This pasta recipe was popularised by model Gigi Hadid, who posted a video of her making it on Instagram.
The recipe is as follows:
- Heat ¼ cup olive oil
- Add diced small clove of garlic and ¼ shallot
- Cook until soft
- Add ¼ cup tomato paste and cook until darker or a bit caramelised
- Add one tablespoon of vodka if you have it and cook until almost evaporated
- Add ½ cup of heavy cream and one teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- Keep stirring until combined and then season with salt and pepper
- Remove sauce from heat
- Cook your pasta and when that’s done, save ¼ cup of pasta water before draining
- Add the pasta, ¼ cup of pasta water, one tablespoon of pasta and one tablespoon butter to saucepan
- Stir over medium heat until butter has melted and sauce is ‘sauccyyyyy’
- Add ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and stir
- Serve and enjoy
Pasta Queen’s fettuccine alfredo
The Pasta Queen stole many of our hearts over the last twelve months, showing us how to make delicious – and authentic – Italian food.
Her fettuccine alfredo recipe is one of her most viewed. Here’s how to make it.
You’ll only need pasta (ideally fettuccine but linguine or spaghetti would work if you can’t get it), parmesan, and butter.
Cook your pasta in a separate pan while you start the sauce.
Place your frying pan on a low heat, adding the cooked pasta, a stick of butter, and a couple of handfuls of grated parmesan.
Mix through and keep adding until you reach the perfect creamy consistency. Chilli flakes or other ingredients can also be added to spice things up.
Cajun shrimp pasta
Have we saved the best to last? Hard to tell, but this one is served in a bread bowl, so you make your judgments.
For this (from the amazing MariYUMs Kitchen, you’ll need:
- 1 small onion, minced
- 6-10 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 package pasta of your choice
- Cream cheese (4 oz)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2-1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Cooked shrimp (the amount is up to you)
In a pan, warm your oil and soften the onion and garlic, before adding the butter and melting it down.
As your butter melts, add in your cream and parmesan, before stirring and adding the rest of your seasonings.
Cook your pasta and shrimp and add to the sauce once it’s thickened (including adding some pasta water to help the process along).
Cut the top off your bread roll and hollow out with a spoon, before serving your pasta in that.
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