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These Viral TikTok Recipes Are Perfect for the Holidays

A person pulls apart a chocolate chip peanut butter cookie, a charcuterie board features meat, cheese, and fruit, and a person makes accordion potatoes.
@Foodies/Justin Schuble/@yashodhas_eats

The holiday season is here, and if you’re planning to do some entertaining, you’ll need recipes. In case you didn’t already know, TikTok is a fantastic resource for those who are looking for some foodie inspiration.

While it might be best known for its viral dances, TikTok has become a major pit stop for cooks and foodies, as well. Recipes and food hacks are staples on the app, and many of them are perfect for your upcoming holiday gathering. If you need some ideas, here are some of our fave TikTok holiday recipes.

Charcuterie Boards

@justinmschuble

CHARCUTERIE BOARD GOALS 😍 for the Kentucky Derby // don’t forget to #DerbyAtHome on May 1st 🐎 #ad

♬ April (No Vocals) - The Young Ebenezers

Charcuterie boards aren’t exactly new when it comes to holiday entertaining, but thanks to TikTok, they’ve gotten a bit of new life. Of course, there are the classics, like the meat, cheese, and fruit board in the video above from Justin Schuble. (He also has a clever hack for making meat roses you might want to check out).

However, there are also unique iterations, like jarcuterie, which is just a charcuterie board in a mason jar for personal, on-the-go servings. They’re also perfect for parties. There are also some cozy options, like a baked potato board, which would be perfect on a chilly Christmas Eve.

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Everything you need---including silverware---on one board.

Churro Cheesecake

@nanajoe19

Reply to @brendatesisteco Churro cheesecake Recipe #fyp #fy #fypシ

♬ original sound - Alejandra❤️

Want a classic dessert with a festive spin? If so, churro cheesecake is the answer. Alejandra Tapias’ recipe is incredibly simple but looks delicious. It combines festive flavors, like cinnamon, with creamy cheesecake.

You’ll only need cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, and two eggs for the filling. Break open some crescent rolls to create layers between the filling, sprinkle some cinnamon in with the sugar, bake, and you’re done!

Accordion Potatoes

@yashodhas_eats

😍😍 #foryou #fyp #foryoupage #foru #trend #viral #potato #potatotiktok #food #foodtok #foodtiktok #easyrecipe #recipe #fry #foodie #crispypotatoes

♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) - 山口夕依

Looking for the perfect side dish? Check out these crispy, garlic accordion potatoes from @yashodhas_eats. They’ve racked up an impressive 8 million views!

To make them, you just peel and cut the potatoes into long, rectangular slices. Then, carefully cut one side of the slice diagonally and the other horizontally without slicing all the way through the potato. You should be left with a slice that pulls open like an accordion.

Coat them with a garlic, spice, and olive oil mixture, and then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. You add some parmesan halfway through, and then you’ll have a crispy, tasty side for the holidays.

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Get perfectly peeled potatoes, every time.

Whipped Hot Chocolate

@isolationbaking

recreating my most viral video, whipped hot chocolate 🥵 #whippedhotchocolate #whippedcoffee #duet #foryoupage #fyp #viral #xyzbca #foryou

♬ original sound - Tik Toker

Dalgona (whipped coffee) became quite a social media phenomenon last year. If you want to try a more festive option for the holidays, skip the coffee and go straight for the hot chocolate.

The typical whipped hot chocolate recipe follows a similar formula. You’ll need some milk, instant hot cocoa, and sugar. Then, you just whip the ingredients together until they form peaks. Heat up your milk in a mug and top it with your newly whipped hot cocoa.

Secret Rolls

@jprtxtr

Secret Rolls Recipe! DISCLAIMER: it’s never been a family secret! #secretrecipe #delicious #dinnerrolls #dessert #foodtok #baking #recipe

♬ Send Me on My Way - Guy Meets Girl

Those looking for an easy, make-ahead breakfast for the holidays should definitely consider Julia’s “secret rolls.” The recipe is a mix of a sweet roll and a cinnamon bun that sits overnight and is ready to bake in the morning.

To make them, just put some frozen rolls in a baking dish. On your stove top, melt together some vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, and butter until it forms a glaze, but be sure not to burn it. Then, pour it over the rolls, cover them with aluminum foil, and refrigerate them overnight.

In the morning, pop them in the oven, and you’ve got a delicious, sweet breakfast.

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Perfect for baking a batch of secrets.

Boat Dip

@lnoden

We couldn’t see anything #lakelife #boatdip #snacks #mukbang #tiktokfoodie #holiday

♬ original sound - Lindsey N

Lauren’s Boat Dip video went viral last summer, and it’s easy to see (and taste) why. This easy-to-make, Tex-Mex style dip combines cream and shredded cheeses, Rotel, and a pack of taco seasoning.

Refrigerate the mixture overnight, and you’ve got a delicious dip for the next day. Plus, you can customize it any way you want. Throw in some corn and black beans, or even a bit of chorizo for a heartier option.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

@foodingwithfaith

Smashed Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle Mayo #naturescereal #sabiasque #thankstoher #smashed #smashedbrusselsprouts #chipotlemayo #foodtiktok #fyp

♬ Caution - Kaytranada

You’ve got your starchy veggies covered with those accordion potatoes we covered above, but if you’re on the hunt for something green, these smashed Brussels sprouts are perfect for your holiday meals.

To make them, simply trim the edges off the ends, and then coat them in olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and then smash them until flat with a glass jar or bowl.

Bake them, add a bit of parmesan, and then bake for five more minutes. You can serve them with your choice of sauce.

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Smash those sprouts on these baking sheets.

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

@foodies

Was not expecting them to taste so good omg 11/10 😳 @yumpost 🤯 #cooking #baking #cookies #foryou #foryoupage #fyp #yummy

♬ original sound - everydaychiffon

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that don’t require butter or flour? Yes, please! Those seeking easy holiday desserts will fall in love with this simple five-ingredient recipe that renders delicious cookies.

You just combine brown sugar, peanut butter, eggs, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Mix until smooth and roll out the number of cookies you’d like. Bake them for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a perfect batch of holiday cookies.

Baked Oats

@bearenger

These oats make me ✨ #bakedoats #plantbased #healthyrecipes

♬ We Can't Be Friends - Dream Koala

Want another make-ahead dessert for Christmas? If so, try this baked oats recipe. Not only is it simple to make, but thanks to the oats, it’s also super filling.

All you have to do is smash some bananas in a ramekin or similar-sized bowl. Then, add the oats, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, oat milk, and baking powder. Stir and place it in the fridge overnight.

You can bake them the next morning or, if you’re in a hurry, immediately. Whether you’ve got time to let the oats sit or want to snack on them right then and there, this recipe is sure to please.

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The perfect dishes for serving baked oats.

Smoked Cream Cheese

@bigksque

Smoked cream cheese #TakisTransformation #SimlishSessions #easyrecipe #tiktokfood @blazingstarbbq

♬ Bulletproof - Godsmack

No TikTok recipe list would be complete without smoked cream cheese. You can customize this recipe any way you want.

Try pairing it with savory ingredients, like chili powder or other spices. Or, you can use cinnamon sugar and make a dessert. No matter how you make it, it will be delicious, and you’re sure to get rave reviews at the holiday party.


If you’re hosting any holiday celebrations this year, TikTok is a fantastic place to find some quick and easy recipes that will taste like they took hours. Just prepare yourself for all the compliments!

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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