Easy Air Fryer Pasta Chips

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These Easy Air Fryer Pasta Chips are made with bowtie pasta, a bit of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. They’re a fun alternative to chips that can be served as a snack or appetizer.

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Have you seen the viral Tik Tok video that involves frying pasta chips to make a crunchy, unique snack? You can make them quickly in the air fryer and add any flavoring or seasoning you like.

If I’m pressed for an answer to whether these are really addictive or really gimmicky, I’d probably lean toward gimmicky. They’re fun to make a few times and try with different sauces and flavorings, but they aren’t going to be my new favorite snack.

Why You’ll Love It

  • The pasta is a blank canvas that can soak up just about any flavoring you want to try on it. The possibilities are endless.
  • Although some may consider them a passing trend, air fryer pasta chips offer a delightful combination of crunchiness and saltiness, making them a fantastic snack choice.
  • Making air fryer pasta chips is a simple and straightforward process that anyone can do. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a delicious and crispy snack

» Did you know that you Can You Make Popcorn in the Air Fryer?

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for air fryer pasta chips
  • Dried farfalle pasta – I like bowtie pasta for these because they’re cute, but you can use rigatoni, ziti, or another tube shaped pasta.
  • Extra Virgin olive oil or melted butter – If you like the flavor of one over the other, you can go with that. I think they both add great flavor.
  • Grated parmesan cheese – Dust on the cheese for a huge flavor boost.
  • Garlic salt and Italian seasoning – These are the two seasonings I use the most for these pasta chips, but you can use anything you like really – seasoned salt, oregano, paprika, cumin, etc.

Equipment Information

  • Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
  • Kitchen tongs: It’s very easy to remove food from your air fryer with kitchen tongs. I use these kitchen tongs that are silicon coated so they don’t scratch the interior.
  • Cooking pot – This recipe calls for the pasta to be boiled before it is air fried.
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Expert Tips to Follow

  • Cooked the pasta a little more than al dente, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta well and let it sit for 5 minutes to cool and dry.
  • Remove the chips as soon as they start to get golden in color.
  • You can use any flavoring that you can think up.
  • Try and spread the pasta out in the air fryer basket but if they overlap that is ok. Make sure to stir or shake the basket in the middle of cooking.

How to Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Step 1: Boil the Pasta

Boil a pot of salted water in a pot on the stovetop. Cook farfalle until tender, a little more cooked than al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and let it sit for 5 minutes to cool and dry.

Step 2: Season the Pasta

cooked pasta

Transfer pasta to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Stir to coat the pieces evenly.

Step 3: Air Fry

Raw pasta chips in the air fryer basket

Spread the pasta out in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes on 400°F (200°C). Flip over and continue cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until crispy and golden. Allow to cool before serving.

You really want to avoid over cooking the pasta, as it can go from perfectly crispy to overly crunchy in just a few minutes. Remove the chips as soon as they start to get golden in color. They will continue to deepen in color for a minute or two after taking them out.

Pasta chips in the air fryer basket

Directions for Oven Cooking

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F(190°C)
  • Spread the cooked pasta in a single layer
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown

Variations & Substitutions to Try

The top questions I get about this recipe are whether you can use different types of pasta and whether you can adjust the seasonings. The answer to both is YES!

I like bowtie pasta for these because they’re cute, but you can use rigatoni, ziti, rotini, fusilli, or another tube shaped pasta. You just wouldn’t want to use something like fettuccini.

You can also change the flavors to suit your preference. You don’t have to use the Parmesan cheese. You can sprinkle on seasoned salt, or lemon pepper, or Ranch powder or cumin and chili powder. Whatever you like.

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Dipping Sauces for Pasta Chips

Every fun snack needs a dipping sauce, and these are no different. I’d say my preferred sauce is marinara, try this quick tomato sauce recipe. It just feels right. You could also dip them in BBQ sauce, or Ranch dressing, or even some Sriracha mayo.

Questions About the Recipe

Can I use different types of pasta to make air fryer pasta chips?

Yes. I like bowtie pasta for these chips, but you can use rigatoni, ziti, rotini, fusilli, or another tube shaped pasta. You just wouldn’t want to use something like fettuccini.

What are some popular seasoning options for pasta chips?

You really can use just about any flavoring you can think up. You can sprinkle on seasoned salt, lemon pepper, Ranch powder cumin, chili powder or even cinnamon sugar.

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Easy Air Fryer Pasta Chips

These easy air fryer Pasta Chips are made with bowtie pasta, a bit of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. They're a fun alternative to chips that can be served as a snack or appetizer.
4.7 from 52 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Cooling 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 164 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup (60 g) dried farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7 ml) olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Boil a pot of salted water in a pot on the stovetop. Cook farfalle until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer pasta to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Stir to coat the pieces evenly.
  • Spread the pasta out in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes on 400°F (200°C). Flip over and continue cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until crispy and golden. Allow to cool before serving.

Notes

  • Cooked the pasta a little more than al dente, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta well and let it sit for 5 minutes to cool and dry.
  • Remove the chips as soon as they start to get golden in color.
  • You can use any flavoring that you can think up.
  • Try and spread the pasta out in the air fryer basket but if they overlap that is ok. Make sure to stir or shake the basket in the middle of cooking.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 369mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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8 thoughts on “Easy Air Fryer Pasta Chips

  1. Mimi says:

    This recipe for air fryer pasta chips has caught my eye, but I’m wondering how long they stay crispy after cooking. Can I make them ahead of time?

  2. russell bar says:

    4 stars
    Ok, I have to tell you…I made these the other day. Loved the parmesan cheese on them. I thought I would like them spicy so I made another batch with some old bay seasoning and then finished them off with crushed red pepper flakes.

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