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The Best Quarantine Recipes Being Shared on Social Media

These are the dishes making the rounds on the internet for very delicious reasons.
5 ingredient dinner carbonara

One silver lining to emerge from coronavirus-related lockdown is the golden age of cooking at home and how-to recipe videos. They're being shared like crazy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, as countless wannabe chefs, famous restaurant owners, and even celebs are documenting the creations they're making at home.

Whether it's the "greatest" peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever made, or a fancy version of grilled riced potatoes (galette!), there's sure to be something going viral around the internet that can inspire your next kitchen session.

With that in mind, here are a handful of our favorite recipes everyone's been sharing during lockdown:

Bucatini Carbonara

What better resource for quarantine cooking but a TikTok channel called "the quarantine cooking show"? Check this quick and easy video for bucatini carbonara!

@thequarantinecookingshowBucatini Carbonara 😋 Holy Sh!t. ##foryou ##fyp ##pasta ##cheese ##food ##cooking ##quickrecipes ##WerkItFromHome♬ original sound – thequarantinecookingshow

Super Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy healthy black bean brownies
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

TikTok chef Etan Bernath brings the noise and the funk on this video of super fudge-filled brownies:

@eitanBrownies 🤤 (Recipe On EitanBernath.com) ##brownies ##chef ##tiktokchef ##cooking ##baking ##food ##lovefood ##chocolate ##quickrecipes ##tahini ##recipe ##yummy♬ original sound – eitan

Potato Galette

variety of potatoes
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"Hashbrowns are for wimps" declares Shereen, from Cooking with Shereen, before showing how an elegant potato galette can be made in this fun and efficient TikTok video:

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@cookingwithshereenKeepin' it Classy! ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryourpage ##reallifeathome ##quarantine ##tiktokfoodie ##cooking ##recipe ##hashbrowns ##brunch ##foodies♬ original sound – cookingwithshereen

Grilled PB&J

south carolina peanut butter jelly
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TikTok cooking legend Joshuah Nishi shows how to make the ultimate peanut butter & jelly sandwich:

@nishcooksLast day of ##HEATINUPCHALLENGE the best PB&J no 🧢 ##fyp ##foryou ##cooking♬ Heatin Up – Lil Baby & Gunna

Twice Baked Potatoes

loaded baked potatoes on parchment paper with salt
Gimme Some Oven

TikTok user Newt shows how simple this very simple recipe actually is:

@newt120Twice Baked Potatoes 😗🥔 🧀 🥓 ##foryou ##fyp♬ original sound – newt120

Caramel Popcorn

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-bQKgZFfYq/?igshid=dbj5hy0jh66q

It's easy enough to make popcorn on your stovetop, but Instagram user @bombaysfoodie shows it's just as easy to make far more delicious caramel popcorn on her YouTube channel.

And last but not least, the Dalgona!



If there is a "breakaway hit" from the coronavirus self-quarantine, it is the "dalgona." The frothy sweet whipped beverage treat is made with instant coffee, sugar, and a dairy product of your choice. But, not everyone loves caffeine or dairy, so here is a chocolate version made with coconut milk!
@joycexhuIf you wanted to try whipped coffee but don't like caffeine: whipped chocolate milk 🥰 ##foryou ##whippedcoffee♬ death bed (coffee for your head) – Powfu feat. beabadoobee

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