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Cheesy TikTok Recipes to Try

Austin McBride
Creamy mac and cheese by @tinekeyounger on TikTok.

TikTok is notorious in the food community for producing some of the easiest, trendiest recipes of our time. The platform is credited for concoctions like nature’s cereal, cloud bread, whipped coffee, and easy dinner options; the app never runs out of suggestions for your meals. Today, the focus is on giving you some cheesy and delicious cuisine to try for your next meal or party. 

Potato Cheese Sticks by @CollegeChefRon on TikTok.

CollegeChefRon’s dishes are easy to follow and require minimal ingredients, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of their skill level in the kitchen. 


  • 2 large russet potatoes 
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable oil
  • finishing salt (optional)


  1. Peel potatoes, either with a peeler or with a knife, and cut each potato into 4 strips.
  2. Add 1 tsp of salt to a pot of water and boil on high heat. Place the peeled potato strips in the pot. Boil for 10-12 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Drain out the water from the pan and place potatoes into a bowl.
  4. Mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher. 
  5. Add mozzarella cheese, cornstarch, 1 tsp of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika (if applicable) into the bowl and fold ingredients together until properly combined.  
  6. Place the mixture in a ziploc bag and spread potato mixture out flat. (should be 1 inch thick) Place the bag in the freezer and leave it for 1 hour.
  7. After frozen, cut the bag off of the potato layer and cut into strips (fries).
  8. Pour vegetable oil into a pan on medium high heat.
  9. Place strips carefully into the oil and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  10. Place on a paper towel and  pat excess oil off when done frying, and add finishing salt if desired. 

Creamy Mac and Cheese by @tinekeyounger on TikTok.

The original recipe video from Chef Tini currently has 70 million views, and several other creators have reposted and recreated her recipe. She posted this recipe as a friendsgiving side dish, and everyone in her comments raves about it!


  • 1 pound cooked corkscrew pasta1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound shredded colby jack cheese
  • ½ pound shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 8 oz can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard (optional, but highly recommended!)


  1. Shred all three cheeses and mix them together in a large bowl. Separate mixture in two halves, and set one off to the side. In a small bowl, mix all seasonings together. 
  2. In a large saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and add half of the seasoning mixture to the pan, stir well. Add the flour and mix constantly until the flour has been incorporated. Pour in the whole can of evaporated milk and whisk, then the heavy cream and the rest of the seasoning. Add dijon mustard and stir until thick.
  3. Add one half of the cheese mixture, letting it melt in the sauce and stirring constantly. 
  4. Add in pasta and fold mixture until the cheese and the pasta is properly combined. 
  5. Layer macaroni and cheese in a rectangular baking dish: half of the pasta, then some of the remaining cheese, then more pasta, then the last of the cheese on top. 
  6. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes to get the crispy top layer. 
  7. Let cool, add any desired toppings, and serve. 

These delectably cheesy recipes are perfect for any occasion!

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Amaya Griffith
Amaya Griffith, Food Writer
Hi hi! I’m Amaya and I'm The Gallery’s writer for the food section.  I enjoy the art of food and especially love eating it. I am looking forward to creating articles throughout this year. :)
Austin McBride
Austin McBride, Graphics Manager
Hi! My name is Austin McBride, and I am a Media Manager for the Newspaper. I am a senior at Museum, and I love to paint, craft, cook, and travel! 
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