The newest TikTok food trend storming the internet is, of course, about pasta. This time around, however, there’s no feta, no cherry tomatoes and no Finnish food bloggers involved. And this time around, the pasta is in the shape of a honeycomb.
It all started when TikTok user Anna Rothfuss (@bananalovesyoutoo) posted a video of what’s being deemed “honeycomb pasta” to her page. Her approach is unique: she nestles rigatoni side-by-side in a springform pan with the tubular openings facing skyward. Arranged all together, they form a visually pleasing honeycomb pattern. She then stuffs each pasta tube with a section of string cheese, and pours tomato sauce over the top so it drips down to the bottom of the pan. On top of all that goes cooked ground beef and a smattering of shredded mozzarella before it’s popped into the oven and baked. What emerges is an ooey-gooey pasta pie that Rothfuss cuts into like a cake as her camera person oohs and aahs.