Nara Smith Is The Ultimate TikTok Tradwife—Here Are Her Best Recipes

Known as the ultimate TikTok Tradwife, Nara Smith has inspired millions of women with her youthful charm, soft-spoken demeanor, elegant style, and delightful array of recipes that blend tradition with modern taste.

By Carmen Schober7 min read

Not only do her TikTok creations look amazing, but her genuine love for her husband and children shines through almost every post. That's why we've rounded up seven of her most fabulous recipes below.

The following recipes are from Nara's TikTok which currently has over 2 million followers.

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup

This Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup is crafted from a medley of heirloom tomatoes, alongside a harmonious blend of aromatic vegetables and herbs, this recipe offers a sophisticated twist on a classic dish. Designed to serve 4-6 people, it's perfect for anyone looking to elevate their soup game.


4 cups of assorted heirloom tomatoes, quartered.

Red Onion: 1 large, peeled and quartered.

Carrots: 2-3, peeled and cut into batons.

Garlic: 1 whole bulb, top sliced off to expose cloves.

For Roasting and Simmering

Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons.

Vegetable or Chicken Stock: 4 cups.

Fresh Rosemary and Thyme: A few sprigs.

Seasoning: Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Optional: Heavy cream for finishing.


Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 425°F (220°C) to ensure it's ready for roasting the vegetables.

Toss Vegetables: In a large bowl, gently toss the quartered tomatoes, onion, carrot batons, and whole garlic bulb with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper to lay the groundwork for a flavorful soup.

Roast Arrange the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer. Nestle sprigs of rosemary and thyme among them to infuse the roasting vegetables with their aromatic essence. Roast in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the edges are beautifully caramelized and the vegetables are tender.

Prepare Soup Base: Once roasted, discard the herb sprigs. Carefully squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins, and transfer all the roasted vegetables to a large pot. This base is the soul of your soup, where all flavors begin to marry.

Simmer: Pour in the stock (vegetable or chicken, depending on your preference) over the roasted vegetables. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook gently for about 15 minutes. This simmering step allows the flavors to deepen and blend.

Blend: Using an immersion blender directly in the pot, blend the soup until smooth and velvety. Alternatively, you can carefully transfer the mixture to a blender in batches and puree it. This step is what gives the soup its luxurious texture.

Finish: For an extra touch of richness, stir in some heavy cream if desired, and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste.

Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls, and if you like, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil or a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Serve warm, inviting each spoonful to be a comforting embrace. Enjoy it as a hearty starter or a light main, paired with crusty bread for the ultimate comfort meal.

Authentic Birria Tacos

This recipe entails preparing beef with a rich blend of chilies and spices, culminating in tasty, flavor-filled tacos. Ideal for those who cherish the depth of Mexican cuisine, this dish serves 4-6 people, making it a perfect centerpiece for a family dinner or a festive gathering with friends.


500g (1.1 lbs) chuck or brisket, cut into chunks.

3 guajillo, 2 arbol, 2 ancho chillis, seeds removed.

Onion & Garlic: 1 medium white onion, chopped; 4 cloves of garlic.

2 bay leaves, 1 tsp dried oregano, ½ tsp ground cumin, ¼ tsp each ground cloves and cinnamon. Salt and pepper to taste.

Apple Cider Vinegar: 2 tablespoons.

Beef Broth: 4 cups.

Corn Tortillas: For serving.

Garnishes: Chopped cilantro, diced onions, lime wedges.

Cooking Oil: For frying.


Prepare Chilies: Toast the guajillo, arbol, and ancho chilies in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant. Soak the toasted chilies in hot water for 20 minutes, then blend into a smooth paste. This chili paste is the flavor foundation of your tacos.

Brown Meat: Season the beef chunks generously with salt and pepper. In a large pot, heat some cooking oil over medium-high heat and brown the beef on all sides. This step not only enhances the meat's flavor but also adds a layer of texture. Remove the beef and set it aside.

Sauté Aromatics: In the same pot, reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped onions and garlic. Sauté until they are translucent and aromatic, setting the stage for the spices to come.

Combine & Cook: To the sautéed aromatics, add the prepared chili paste, the browned beef, bay leaves, oregano, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and beef broth. Stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Cover and simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours until the beef is tender and falls apart easily.

Shred Meat: Once the beef is tender, remove it from the pot to shred. Meanwhile, strain the broth to ensure a smooth consistency for dipping the tacos.

Assemble Tacos: Dip corn tortillas in the strained broth, then lightly fry them in a pan with a bit of oil. Add the shredded beef onto each tortilla, fold, and then crisp them up to your liking.

Serve: Serve these delectable tacos garnished with chopped cilantro, diced onions, and lime wedges. Offer the remaining broth on the side for dipping, bringing a traditional touch to this exquisite meal.

Yaki Udon

Yaki Udon, a beloved staple in Japanese cuisine, offers a comforting blend of chewy udon noodles stir-fried with a selection of savory ingredients. Nara Smith’s version of this dish is a beginner-friendly recipe that promises to guide you through the process of creating a sumptuous meal that serves 2-3 people. It’s a testament to the versatility of Japanese cooking, bringing together the richness of textures and flavors in a single dish.


2 packets of udon noodles (fresh or frozen)

200g (7 oz) of thinly sliced beef (or your choice of protein)

1 medium onion (sliced), 1 carrot (julienned), 2 green onions (cut into 1-inch pieces), 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms (optional)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, salt, and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine), 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Noodle Preparation: Begin by preparing your udon noodles according to their type—thaw if frozen, and cook as per package instructions if fresh or dried. This ensures the noodles have the ideal texture for stir-frying.

Combine Sauce Ingredients: Mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, brown sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl. This blend forms the flavorful heart of your dish, infusing the noodles and ingredients with a rich, savory depth.

Cook Protein and Vegetables: Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Stir-fry the thinly sliced beef until browned, seasoning with salt and pepper for added flavor. Remove the beef and set aside.

Stir-Fry Vegetables: In the same skillet, possibly adding more oil, sauté the onion, carrot, and optional mushrooms. The goal is to soften them while retaining a slight crunch, contributing to the dish's textural contrast.

Combine with Noodles: Add the udon noodles to the skillet, pouring the prepared sauce over them. Toss everything to ensure the noodles are well-coated with the sauce and the vegetables are evenly distributed.

Add Protein Back: Reintroduce the beef to the skillet, along with the green onions. Stir everything together, allowing the flavors to meld and the beef to reheat within the mix.

Serve: Plate the Yaki Udon promptly, ensuring it's enjoyed hot. This allows the full spectrum of flavors and textures—from the soft chewiness of the noodles to the savory complexity of the sauce—to be appreciated in every bite.

Baked Lemon Glazed Donuts

This recipe is a delightful twist on traditional donuts, incorporating the refreshing taste of lemon both in the batter and the glaze. Perfect for those seeking a lighter sweet treat, these donuts promise to be a hit at any gathering or a comforting companion with your morning coffee. Designed for an easy baking experience, this recipe yields about 6-8 donuts.

Dry Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

⅓ cup granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients

¼ cup milk

¼ cup Greek yogurt

2 tbsp melted unsalted butter

1 large egg

Zest and juice of 1 lemon


1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

Optional: additional zest for enhanced flavor


Preheat Oven & Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a donut pan with a bit of butter or non-stick spray to ensure easy release after baking.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. This blend forms the base of your donuts, ensuring they rise beautifully and have a tender crumb.

Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix the milk, Greek yogurt, melted unsalted butter, egg, and the zest and juice of one lemon. The lemon not only adds a wonderful flavor but also interacts with the baking soda and powder for a lighter texture.

Combine Mixtures: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. It’s important not to overmix to keep the donuts light and fluffy.

Fill Pan: Spoon the batter into the greased donut pan, filling each cavity about ⅔ full to allow space for the donuts to rise.

Bake: Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the donuts are lightly golden and spring back when touched. This short baking time preserves the moist interior while creating a slightly crisp exterior.

Cool: Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This step helps in achieving the perfect texture and makes glazing easier.

Make Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. If you prefer a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar; for a thinner glaze, add a bit more lemon juice.

Glaze Donuts: Once the donuts have cooled, dip them into the glaze or use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over them. The glaze will set as it dries, creating a sweet and tangy coating.

Serve: Enjoy these delicious baked lemon glazed donuts fresh for the best taste and texture. They’re perfect as a sweet treat to start your day or as a delightful dessert to end a meal.

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bake

The Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bake melds the heartiness of oats with the comforting flavors of banana, peanut butter, and chocolate, offering a wholesome yet indulgent treat. This recipe serves 6-8 people, and it's perfect for those seeking to start their day with a nutritious breakfast or for anyone in need of a satisfying snack.


2 ripe bananas, mashed

1/4 cup peanut butter (plus more for drizzling)

2 cups rolled oats

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup milk (any kind), 1 egg

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the Oven: Begin by warming your oven to 375°F (190°C), setting the stage for an even and effective baking process.

Prepare the Baking Dish: Ready an 8-inch square baking dish with a coating of butter, non-stick spray, or lined with parchment paper. This step promises a seamless release of your oatmeal bake after cooking.

Mash Bananas: Use a large mixing bowl to mash the bananas until smooth. The natural sweetness and moisture of ripe bananas are pivotal, enriching the bake with flavor and a tender texture.

Mix Wet Ingredients: Introduce the peanut butter, milk, egg, and brown sugar to the mashed bananas, blending them to create a rich, cohesive liquid mixture that will bind the dry ingredients together.

Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. This mixture lends structure and depth to the bake, with cinnamon adding a warm spice note.

Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring until just combined to preserve a soft texture in the final bake.

Add Chocolate Chips: Incorporate the chocolate chips evenly into the batter, introducing delightful, melty chocolate pockets into the bake.

Transfer to Baking Dish: Evenly spread the batter in the prepared dish, preparing it for its transformation in the oven.

Bake: The baking dish enters the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, emerging once the surface is golden and the edges slightly recede from the pan's sides.

Prepare Peanut Butter Drizzle: Melt additional peanut butter to achieve a drizzly consistency, ready to enhance the bake with its creamy, nutty flavor.

Drizzle and Serve: After allowing the bake to cool slightly, adorn it with the melted peanut butter, cutting it into squares to be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.

Peachy Passionfruit Pavlova

Nara Smith's Peachy Passionfruit Pavlova is a delightful concoction that marries the ethereal lightness of pavlova with the exotic flavors of passionfruit and peach. This dessert is not only a feast for the palate but also a visual delight, making it a perfect centerpiece for any gathering. The recipe seamlessly blends the crisp meringue base with a lush pink whipped cream and a tangy passionfruit peach puree, offering a symphony of textures and flavors that are sure to impress.


For the Pavlova

4 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp white vinegar

1/2 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Pink Whipped Cream

1 cup whipping cream

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

A few drops of juice from raspberries/strawberries for coloring

For the Passionfruit Peach Puree

Pulp of 3 passionfruits

1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)

1 tbsp water


Preheat Oven & Prep: Begin by preheating your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to ensure the meringue doesn't stick and is easy to remove after baking.

Make Meringue

In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This creates the light, airy foundation of the pavlova.

Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat, until the mixture becomes glossy and holds stiff peaks, indicating that the sugar is fully dissolved.

Gently fold in the vinegar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. These ingredients help stabilize the meringue, maintaining its shape and texture during and after baking.

Shape & Bake: Shape the meringue on the prepared baking sheet into a round base with a slight well in the center for the filling. Bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven and let the pavlova cool inside with the door slightly open. This gradual cooling process minimizes the risk of cracks.

Make Pink Whipped Cream: Whip the cream with sugar and vanilla extract until it starts to thicken. Add berry juice to achieve a soft pink hue, and continue whipping until soft peaks form, ensuring a light and fluffy texture.

Prepare Passionfruit Peach Puree: Blend the passionfruit pulp, peach, sugar, and water until smooth. Strain if desired for a smoother texture.

Assemble: Spread the pink whipped cream over the cooled meringue base, then top with the passionfruit peach puree. The puree adds a vibrant, tangy contrast to the sweet meringue and creamy topping.

Closing Thoughts

Nara Smith's rise as a TikTok star is not merely because of amazing recipes like these, but also because of her feminine persona—glamorous, yet approachable, skilled, yet relatable—which is hard to find in so many content creators these days. Her affection for her family and the joy she derives from cooking are especially sweet.

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