21 Food Trends from 2021

Try these 21 online food trends before 2021 is over! 

Ricotta Toast 

All you need is toasted sourdough bread and whole milk ricotta. Add desired toppings, like avocado, jam, apricots, and more. 

Cheese Toast 

But this isn’t any cheese toast hack. Create a divot in a slice of bread. Toast, fill the divot with condensed tomato soup, and top with cheese. Bake until melted and serve. 

Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups 

Cut the crust off sliced bread and flatten with a rolling pin. Cover with grated cheese and roll the bread tightly, dabbing the edge with melted butter. Heat in a skillet until golden brown and serve with tomato soup. 

Baked Oats 

Add quick oats with a pinch of salt, baking powder, a banana, milk, and an egg in a blender. Add maple syrup for sweetness. Blend and pour into ramekins. Bake and top with a yogurt glaze. 

Breakfast Charcuterie 

This trend can include any of your favorite breakfast foods and spreads, just add to a cheese board in a fun design. Here are some fun ideas

Tortilla Fold Hack 

For easy clean-up, partially cut a tortilla into four sections, the center still connected. Add your choice of meat, cheese, veggies, and chips into each section. Fold and heat over a skillet. Enjoy!

Pizza Waffle 

This waffle is perfect for any meal. Sandwich your favorite pizza toppings between cheese in your waffle iron. Once cooked, top with pizza sauce, garlic butter, queso, or other traditional pizza dips. 

Birria Tacos 

This trend is everywhere. Dip taco shells in juice and fat of meat and heat in a skillet for a crispy shell. Stuff taco shells with spiced meat and cheese. Serve with a side of birria stew for dipping if desired.  

Pasta Chips

Boil and strain pasta, then add seasonings of your choice, some olive oil, and lots of cheese. Bake until crispy and get to snacking.

Honeycomb Pasta 

Cook rigatoni pasta and balance the cooked pasta in a round cake pan. Place sliced cheese into the center of each pasta noodle. Cover with sauce, meat, and lots of cheese. Bake until cheese is melted. Slice and serve. 

Baked Feta Pasta 

Place a block of feta cheese in the center of a casserole dish. Surround with cooked pasta and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle in olive oil. Add your choice of meat and spices if desired. Bake and mix the ingredients together for an easy delicious meal. 

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks 

Cover halved cheese sticks in egg, flour, breadcrumbs, and choice of spices. Spray with oil and air fry until crisp. For those without an air fryer, try these Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Mac and Cheese in a Mug

Add macaroni pasta into a mug and cover with water. Microwave until tender. Add in salt, milk, and cheese, mix, and microwave until melted.

Smoked Cream Cheese 

Up your party dip with this trend. Brush a block of cream cheese with olive oil. Season and place on a cooking tray lined with aluminum foil. Smoke and serve to your impressed guests. 

Smoked Queso Dip 

Add cheese, diced peppers, diced onion, diced tomatoes, and your choice of cooked meat into a pan. Pour milk in and blend with preferred spices. Smoke, then mix and serve with tortilla chips once melted. 

2-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread 

Southeast Dairy Association - Creme Brulee

This unique twist on the homemade bread trend means you first melt your choice of ice cream, combine it with flour, pour it into a loaf pan, and bake. Once cooled, slice and serve with more ice cream or other sweet treats. 

Ice Cream Crème Brulee 

Melt ice cream. Add egg yolk and whisk well. Pour in a ramekin. Place in a pan and pour hot water around the ramekin. Bake and let cool. Before serving, sprinkle and melt sugar with a torch. Here’s a slightly more complex recipe

Oreo Mug Cake 

You can’t enjoy cookies without milk! Place 3 or 4 Oreo cookies in a mug. Add milk. Use a fork to crumble cookies and microwave. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately. 

Whipped Lemonade 

This recipe is simply delicious. Combine powdered lemonade and heavy whipping cream using a milk frother. Top with whipped cream. 

Korean Strawberry Milk 

This isn’t your average strawberry milk. Blend strawberries in a blender before mixing with sugar to create a syrup. Pour strawberry syrup and milk into a glass and top with whipped cream. 

Hot Chocolate Dalgona 

Based on the whipped coffee trend, use a milk frother to combine cocoa powder, sugar, and heavy whipping cream or milk.