Pasta Chips // Viral TikTok Recipe

Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok food trend. Made with cooked pasta that’s coated with parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Then air fried (or baked in the oven) until crispy, crunchy & delicious!

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce like marinara sauce or vodka sauce for a fun & easy appetizer or snack!

Pasta chips ingredients are simple. And you may have them on hand already!

What are pasta chips made of?

  • Farfalle pasta (or other favorite pasta – see below for suggestions) 
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt

Alternative Seasonings

Swap out the garlic powder and Italian seasoning for one of these favorites:

Farfalle pasta in glass bowl.

What’s the best shape pasta to use?

Larger sized pasta shapes are best for this recipe, so that they’re easy to grab & dip, like a chip.

Here are some great options:

  • Farfalle
  • Rigatoni
  • Penne
  • Fusilli
  • Cavatappi

How to make Pasta Chips in the air fryer:

  1. Boil pasta in salted water to just shy of al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F(200 degrees C).
  4. Coat pasta with oil, parmesan, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  5. Cook 6 minutes, tossing every 2 minutes to prevent sticking. Work in batches to avoid overlapping.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining pasta. 
  7. Enjoy!

How to make oven baked Pasta Chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F(200 degrees C).
  2. Boil pasta in salted water to just shy of al dente, about 8 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Coat pasta with oil, parmesan, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  5. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through. 
  7. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Don’t overcook the pasta. Cook to shy of al dente because the pasta will continue to cook in the air fryer or oven.
  • Work in batches. If air frying, work in batches to avoid overlapping the chips. This ensures even cooking.
  • Shake the air fryer basket. Toss the chips every 2 minutes to avoid the chips sticking together.
  • Allow to cool. The chips will continue to crisp as they cool.
Overhead close up of pasta chips sprinkled with parmesan.

FAQ

Are pasta chips good?

They are delicious! Crispy, crunchy and so flavorful with a coating of parmesan and Italian seasonings!

Are pasta chips good for you?

Pasta chips are healthier than regular potato chips because they are air fried or baked, rather than deep fried.

Can I use gluten free pasta?

Yes! You can use gluten free pasta for pasta chips.

Dipping sauce ideas:

Pasta chips on plate with small bowl of dipping sauce.

If you loved this recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished bites and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging @platingsandpairings.

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Pasta chips on plate with small bowl of dipping sauce.

Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok food trend. Made with cooked pasta that's coated with parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Then air fried (or baked in the oven) until crispy, crunchy & delicious!
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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups farfalle pasta (½ of a 1 lb. package (or other favorite pasta))
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Air Fryer

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta just shy of al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees (200 degrees C).
  • Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Toss to coat.
  • Working in batches, place pasta in air fryer in a single layer and cook 6 minutes, tossing every 2 minutes to prevent sticking.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining pasta.

Oven

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta just shy of al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees (200 degrees C).
  • Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Toss to coat.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and cook 20-25 minutes, until crisp.

Notes

The pasta chips will continue to crisp as they cool.
Did you make this recipe?Mention @platingsandpairings or tag #platingsandpairings!

Equipment

Air Fryer optional

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

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