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Air Fryer Pasta Chips


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Air Fryer Pasta Chips are the perfect snack! They are crispy, full of flavor, and so easy to make. All you need is a box of pasta and some seasonings, and you’ll have a delicious snack that everyone will love.

If you love crunchy snacks that are made in the air fryer then this is the recipe for you. So, grab your air fryer and get ready to enjoy this tasty appetizer.

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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Did you know that pasta chips are actually an American version of Bissli? Bissli is a crunchy pasta-shaped snack that originates from Israel. It is made with wheat flour, vegetable oil, and spices.

The great thing about pasta chips is that they are so versatile. You can add any seasoning you like to them, and they will taste great.

Why I Love This Recipe

Why is Air Fryer Pasta Chips the perfect snack? Well, they’re crispy and full of flavor. Plus, you can make them in minutes with just a few simple steps.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love air fryer chip recipes, give this Air Fryer Potato Chips recipe a try.

air fryer pasta chips on a white plate next to pasta sauce in a glass bowl

Ingredients

All you need for this recipe is a box of pasta and some seasonings. So, gather these simple ingredients and start cooking!

  • bowtie pasta, or any other shape you may prefer
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese grated
Air Fryer Pasta Chips ingredients

Substitutions

Seasonings: If you don’t have all the spices on hand, you can use just salt and black pepper or Italian seasoning.

Pasta: Use any short pasta shape that you prefer. I’ve found that flatter pasta works best. You can also use gluten-free pasta as a gluten-free option.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to make this crunchy Tiktok snack. So, gather these tools and get ready for a creative way to use bow tie pasta. 

How to Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Making these air fryer pasta chips is easy! Just follow the simple steps below and you will have a family-friendly snack in no time at all. 

Step 1: Boil the pasta

Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente, and drain well.

closeup of cooked pasta in a white bowl

Step 2: Preheat the air fryer 

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.

Step 3: Coat the cooked pasta with olive oil

Add the cooked pasta to a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil.

a hand holding a bowl of olive oil above a blurred bowl of pasta

Step 4: Add the seasoning and half of the parmesan cheese

Sprinkle the seasonings and half of the parmesan cheese over the pasta. Mix to combine well.

a hand holding a glass bowl of seasoning for the Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Step 5: Air fry the pasta in a single layer

Place a single layer of the seasoned pasta in a well-greased pan, and place in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes, shaking every few minutes to keep the pasta chips from browning too much or sticking.

seasoned pasta inside the pan

Step 6: Dip in marinara sauce and serve

Serve with a marinara sauce for dipping if desired. 

air fryer pasta chips on a white plate next to pasta sauce in a glass bowl

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

If you want to add some extra flavor to your pasta chips, try adding one of these variations:

BBQ Pasta Chips: Omit the seasonings and toss the pasta with 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.

Spicy: Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix.

Nacho: Omit the seasonings and toss the pasta with 1/2 cup of nacho cheese sauce.

air fryer pasta chips on a white plate next to pasta sauce in a glass bowl

Tips

Want to make sure that your pasta chips are perfectly crispy? Here are a few tips:

  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you overcrowd it, the pasta chips will steam instead of getting crispy.
  • Try to use a flatter pasta for this recipe. I find that shells or penne don’t get as crispy as something like bowtie pasta.
  • Make sure to mix the pasta well with the olive oil and seasonings. This will help ensure that each chip is full of flavor.
  • Be sure to cook the pasta until it is al dente, as it will continue to cook in the air fryer.
  • If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, you can cook the pasta and toss it with olive oil and seasonings. Then, store it in the fridge until you’re ready to fry it.
  • Are you using a small air fryer? You may need to cook your pasta chips in batches until they are golden brown.
  • I like to use kosher salt for these chips, but you can use your favorite salt, just make sure to adjust the amount accordingly. 
  • If you are using a protein pasta, be sure to cook the pasta per the instructions on the box for al dente. If there are no directions for al dente, take two minutes off the cooking time. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this air fryer pasta chips recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

To reheat, place the pasta chips on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Or, reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

Do I have to use olive oil?

No, you don’t have to use olive oil. You can use any type of oil that you like, but I find that olive oil works best.

air fryer pasta chips on a white plate next to pasta sauce in a glass bowl

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Air Fryer Pasta Chips Recipe

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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Pasta Chips are the perfect snack! They're crispy, full of flavor, and easy to make.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 328 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Large bowl
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta or any other shape you may prefer
  • ½ teaspoon Basil
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente, and drain well.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Add the cooked pasta to a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the seasonings and half of the parmesan cheese over the pasta. Mix to combine well.
  • Place a single layer of the seasoned pasta in a well greased pan, and place in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes, shaking every few minutes to keep the pasta chips from browning too much or sticking.
  • Serve with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 11gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 113IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 1mg
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