We’ve all been there – lunch break at work, sitting on public transit on our commute to and from work or sitting in one waiting room or another – we scroll through our social media feeds to fill the time between the rest of our day. More often than not, I am thinking about my next meal (don’t judge me, you know you do too), so when I come across Tasty videos I usually stop and watch what they are preparing this time in a hyper-speed video of fewer than 2 minutes. 100% of the time, the meals being prepared on these videos make me salivate, while about 50% of the time I think to myself ‘I can make that!’ and proceed to make a grocery list on my phone of the ingredients.
The Tasty videos are incredible inspiration for a quick weeknight dinner, creative appetizer or super decadent dessert. Somehow they make the dishes being prepared in the video look extremely easy to make, giving me the courage to attempt them myself. I have collected eight videos – two appetizers, four mains, and two desserts – that I think are the cream of the crop of Tasty videos.
Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese Sticks
Let’s be honest, mac ‘n’ cheese anything is a delicious and fool-proof dish to serve to others (but especially to yourself).
Chicken Bacon Chipotle Balls
Never in my life did I think to combine chicken, bacon and chipotle. Thank you Tasty for making this idea possible! The recipe is super easy, as the video shows, and is sure to be a hit with anyone coming through your door.
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
This video starts off preparing a salad to go with the chicken parm – it’s like they want us to have a balanced meal! Honestly, the salad looks incredible too.
Meatball-Stuffed Garlic Bread
Meatball-stuffed garlic bread. I repeat, meatball-stuffed garlic bread! This recipe combines everything I love most in the world – meat, garlic, and bread.
Grilled Citrus Salmon and Asparagus
If like me, you don’t have a grill, you can do the very same thing the video shows on a grill, on a grill pan on your stove.
One-Pot Chicken Spinach Bacon Alfredo
Anything in a one-pot format is a win-win situation in my book, the fact that this dish has bacon in it and it’s definitely going to become a favorite.
Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
Now that we are all nice and full from everything else on this list – time for dessert. This caramel apple upside down cake is heaven for the taste buds and I cannot tell you how excited I am to make this!
Cinnamon Roll Wreath
Last but not least, the cinnamon roll wreath. They make this one look very easy, but I have a feeling I may have some trouble. Either way I am going to give it a try, I needn’t be pretty, just delicious.
You can find Tasty and all of their videos on Facebook, but be warned, most people who watch these videos hungry end up finding themselves at the nearest bodega or stop n’ shop chowing down on anything they can get their hands on – the videos are that hunger-inducing!