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Air Fryer Pasta Chips Tik Tock Recipe

If you’re on Tik Tok, you’ve probably heard about the newest trend on the social media platform – air fryer pasta chips. These delicious treats are a new take on classic pasta. Made with cooked pasta, olive oil, cheese, and spices, these crispy noodles are the perfect comfort food snack! But the best part about this easy recipe is that you can use your air fryer to speed up the cooking process. Whether you serve these as an afternoon snack or an appetizer at your next party, everyone is sure to love this crunchy Italian treat.

Air Fryer Pasta Chips on a white plate

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What Do I Need to Make Pasta Chips?

On top of being simple to make, you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare this easy appetizer. In fact, if your family eats pasta regularly, you probably already have everything you need in your pantry right now to put this dish together. To make this pasta chips recipe, you will need:

Ingredients for Pasta Chips

How Do I Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips?

Once you have your ingredients ready to go, this quick air fryer recipe only takes a few minutes of prep work. Follow these three steps to make your own pasta chips at home:

Step One: Prepare the Pasta

Boil the pasta until tender, then drain the pasta from the water. Transfer the cooked pasta to a mixing bowl.

Cooking rigatoni in a pot.

Step Two: Season the Pasta

Add the oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese to the bowl with the cooked pasta. Toss until the pasta is coated with seasoning and cheese.

Rigatoni in a white bowl with cheese and herbs.

Step Three: Air Fry the Noodles

Transfer the coated noodles to the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. When the pasta is crispy, remove it from the air fryer and allow it to cool. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

Making Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Pasta Chips Recipe Tips and Tricks

This recipe is so easy to make, which means it’s perfect for a quick snack. And with these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to enjoying this delicious viral recipe in no time.

Use small pasta for best results. Since you want your pasta chips to be easy to eat, it’s important to use small, bite-sized pasta when making this recipe. I used rigatoni to make my chips, but you could also use other small pasta, like bow tie, rotini, ziti, elbow macaroni, cavatappi, fusilli, gemelli, or rotelli noodles when making your own chips.

Don’t overcook the pasta. You want your pasta to be al dente, so it’s important that you don’t overcook your noodles. If the pasta is fully cooked before you add it to the air fryer, you might end up with mushy chips. When testing to see if your pasta is finished cooking, it’s better to use slightly undercooked pasta than risk cooking the noodles for too long. Remember that the pasta will continue cooking while it’s in the air fryer, so there’s no need to worry about the noodles being too hard when they’re finished frying.

Shake the basket in the middle of cooking. To ensure your pasta chips cook evenly in the air fryer, it’s a good idea to remove the basket from the fryer and shake it at least once. This will help mix up the noodles in the basket, making sure that they rotate from the top to bottom.

Cook the chips in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. While using an air fryer is the best way to get crispy chips, you can also bake the pasta if you don’t have an air fryer at home. Spread the pasta in an even layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring the pasta chips halfway through the cook time.

Air Fryer Pasta Chips on a white plate.

Ideas for different flavors of Pasta Chips

Using Italian seasoning is a classic way to dress up your pasta chips, but there are tons of other flavor options you could use to season your chips. Try these seasoning ideas on your air fryer chips the next time you make them:

  • Taco seasoning
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Asian spices
  • BBQ seasoning
  • Seasoning salt or all-purpose seasoning
  • Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • Greek seasoning
  • Curry powder

Overhead view of pasta chips on a white plate.

Are Air Fryer Pasta Chips Hard Like Raw Pasta?

While pasta chips may look like raw pasta, they actually have a very different texture than uncooked noodles. Since you boil the pasta before frying it, it will be cooked through. Instead of tasting like raw pasta, the noodles will have a crunchy outside and soft inside, giving them a unique flavor and texture that doesn’t taste the same as either raw or boiled pasta.

How to Store Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Homemade pasta chips are best eaten right after they’re finished cooking. But if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature. When stored properly, your pasta will be good for two to three days, but they will lose their crunch the longer they’re stored.

Side view of tik tok pasta chips

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Side view of tik tok pasta chips

Air Frye Pasta Chips Tik Tok Recipe

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 320kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta until cooked, according to package instructions. Drain and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Toss the cooked pasta with olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place pasta in the air fryer without overcrowding.
  • Cook on 400° for 15 minutes or until crispy.
  • Let cool and dry and dip in your favorite sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg
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