Tasty or Nasty? See How We Graded 13 Recipes From Tasty

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Anyone else see a Tasty video pop up in your facebook feed that looks too good to be true?  Friends and family like and share their videos saying how they want to make them, but is anyone actually giving the recipes a try?  With the help of the step by step videos, it can't be too tricky, right?  


We decided to give a few of the recipes we were most skeptical of a try. We also found a few recipes we really hoped would work and gave them a try. Here is what we found.


The Nasty Recipes 

2 Ingredient Pasta

 

 

 

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When we heard about a that didnt require any gluten we were skeptical but very hopeful this would work out.  Unfortunately, this barely resembled pasta. 

 


Following the recipe was fairly simple and as the pasta dried, our optimism continued. After allowing the pasta to boil for a minute we strained the pasta and found a disappointing lump of melted cheese. Honestly, it looked like scrambled eggs.  We added some pasta sauce and gave it a try.  Luckily, it did not taste as bad as it looked.  It pretty much tasted like melted cheese, with pasta sauce.  

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Our Score: 3/10

Would we make it again? No


3 Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

 


Looking at the recipe, we knew it would very basic.  It was very straightforward and easy to make. Unfortunately, it tasted awful.  It tasted like chicken and soy sauce with a hint of sweetness.  The sad part is, with just a few more ingredients and more brown sugar I bet it would have tasted great.  

 

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Our Score: 1/10

Would we make it again? No


Cookies & Cream Mug Cake


Mug cakes seem pretty fool proof right? We actually tried this recipe twice and both times they just turned out to be a gross, inedible mess.  Not sure what's up with this recipe.


Our Score: 0/10

Would we make it again? No

The Really Tasty Recipes

2 Ingredient Flatbread

 

I never thought a two ingredient flatbread could taste so good. While this recipe took a lot more flour then was in the recipe it was amazingly delicious, one of the best I’ve ever had.  We were really surprised it tasted so good!  We ate it with butter and hummus as a snack while we cooked the rest of the food.

 

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Our Score: 10/10

Would we make it again? Yes, in fact I might make some tomorrow.

 

2 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

If you had a flourless chocolate cake at a nice bakery, this is not far from it.  It has a really rich dark chocolate flavor and would be better with whipped cream, some caramel sauce, a scoop of ice cream or some fresh raspberries.

 

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Our Score: 9/10

Would we make it again: All the gluten conscious people and chocolate lovers say yes.

The Meh... Recipes

When looking at tasty recipes, I expect most of them to be mediocre.  They sacrifice flavor for ease and end up with recipes that are fine, but not really worth your time, effort or money.


3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


These cookies are super easy to make.  When you first taste them, the texture is really off putting and overall they are a real disappointment.  However, once you get through the first bite, they actually aren't that bad and they kinda grow on you.   

 

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Our Score: 4/10

Would we make it again? Maybe, they might be worth trying if they were covered in chocolate

 

3 Ingredient Hazelnut Brownies


The three ingredient brownies were super easy to make and they baked well.  Along the way they were exactly what we would expect out of brownies.  When we tasted them, the texture seemed right but the chocolate hazelnut flavor was not strong enough. I prefer a richer flavor and a denser brownie. 

 

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Our Score: 5/10

Would we make it again? Maybe, I would try it with a some chocolate chips mixed in.

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream & Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

For the ice creams, I honestly expected an icy mess without an ice cream maker, but was pleasantly surprised. Our only issue with the recipes is they still didnt taste like ice cream.  They both had an after taste of sweetened condensed milk and had a texture similar to a frozen whipped cream. 

 

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Our Score: 6/10

Would we make it again: Maybe, they weren't bad, but they weren't really too much like good ice cream. 


Strawberry Sorbet & Peach Sorbet

 

 

I had the same expectation of a icy sorbet and were right, however, it you have the sorbet when it is not completely frozen the texture is fine.  These sorbet recipes are basically sweetened frozen fruit so what it taste like depends on the ripeness of the fruit.  I wouldn’t eat this on its own, but they could be used to go with another dessert like a tart or chocolate cake.

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Our Score: 5/10

Would we make it again: Maybe to accompany something else.

 

Choc Hazelnut Mug Cake

While the chocolate hazelnut mug cake actually came out looking and smelling good, it still lacked flavor and was very crumbly.  It would be good served with ice cream, but was not on its own.

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Our Score: 3/10

Would we make it again: No


Three Ingredient Mac & Cheese

I wondered what boiling macaroni in milk would do.  Cooking this went exactly like the video but unfortunately ended up pretty dry and very basic in flavor.  I could see this as an easy macaroni and cheese recipe to give your kids but not something I would make for myself.


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Our Score: 3/10

Would we make it again: No

 

After trying all the Tasty recipes it seems clear that the goal of these videos is not to make amazing recipes, but to make good videos people will share.  Even so, there are a few gems in them mix!

 

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