AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS — Cooked pasta is coated in olive oil, seasonings and Parmesan cheese, then fried to crispy perfection in this amazingly easy, delicious and unique snack.
In case I haven’t mentioned it, I absolutely love my air fryer, and my favorite thing to use it for is making these crispy, cheesy, savory Air Fryer Pasta Chips.
I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love these pasta chips. They’re pretty much the perfect snack for any occasion. In fact, I’d be happy to enjoy them as a meal.
I these crunchy little morsel of pasta goodness were the only thing I ever made in my air fryer, it would totally be worth the purchase price. Seriously, they’re that good!
Although this recipe uses grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, the possibilities for flavoring these pasta chips are pretty endless, so feel free to experiment to your heart’s content.
These pasta chips are perfectly delicious served at room temperature (just like potato chips) so they can be made ahead. Just be sure to store them in an open dish or container, since any moisture trapped by using a lid will cause them to get a bit soft.
Really, the only secret to making sure these chips turn out crispy and delicious is to make sure and cook them long enough. You want golden brown pasta with dark golden brown edges.
But the best way to test for doneness is to sample a pasta chip or two. If they seem a little soft, return them to the air fryer for another minute or two.
I find that bowtie pasta, or other flat shaped pastas work best for this recipe–wide egg noodles, lasagna noodles broken into pieces–you get the idea.
Although I’m sure this recipe would work with almost any type of pasta. And the same method also works for “frying” filled pasta, like ravioli. We always serve our pasta chips with a side of warm marinara for dipping.
If you’re looking for a unique and fun snack that will be the talk of any party, gathering, movie night or game day, pull out your air fryer and give these Air Fryer Pasta Chips a try!
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Tips for Cooking Pasta
Use a big pot: Cook pasta in a large pot–big enough to hold 6 quarts of water per pound of pasta.
Salt: Generously season your cooking water with salt. A few teaspoons per quart of water is a good place to start. Although a little more or less is fine, depending on your preference.
Don’t overcook: Boil your pasta to until it is al dente, which means it’s cooked, but still a bit chewy. You’ll want to test your pasta for flavor and texture every 20 seconds or so during the last few minutes of cooking.
If you’ll continue cooking the pasta in a sauce, or baking it in the oven, remove the pot from the heat a few minutes before it’s done to prevent overcooking.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Air Fryer Pasta Chips
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Spices: Garlic salt, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
- 8 ounces bowtie pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Marinara sauce, for dipping
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. Transfer pasta to a paper towel lined baking sheet and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees. In a large bowl, toss cooked pasta with olive oil, Parmesan cheese and seasonings.
- Working in batches, cook pasta chips in the air fryer basket for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and very crispy, tossing once or twice during cooking.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g
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