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Air Fryer Pasta Chips are a crispy appetizer with lots of garlic parmesan flavor. You only need 3 ingredients plus a few simple spices.
Pasta chips went viral on TikTok and for good reason! They’re a great appetizer served with a dipping sauce like marinara, ranch, or whipped feta dip. If you like these pasta chips, check out this fried ravioli recipe.Pin this recipe for later!
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Why We Love This Recipe
- Simple Ingredients – Only need 3 simple ingredients plus a few simple spices.
- Crispy – Air frying cooked pasta makes them so crunchy!
- Garlic Parmesan Flavor – The combination of parmesan cheese and spices can’t be beat!
You only need a handful of pantry staple ingredients.
- Pasta – I like to use a short pasta like bowtie, rigatoni, or rotini
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Spices – Dried Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, ground black pepper
How To Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips
Get a detailed list of ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below.
Just cook the pasta, toss in the spices and oil, then air fry!
Step 1: Cook the pasta to al dente in a big pot of salted water then drain.
Step 2: While the pasta is cooking, preheat the air fryer by letting it run empty for a few minutes.
Step 3: Add the drained pasta to a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss until the pasta is fully coated.
Step 4: Add the pasta to the air fryer in a single layer.
Step 5: Air fry for 5 minutes then flip the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes more until the pasta is crispy and light golden brown.
Step 6: Repeat with the rest of the pasta and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Pasta chips can be made in the oven instead of the air fryer. Bake the cooked pasta in a 425 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes. The chips aren’t as crispy as the air fryer version but still delicious!
It’s best to use a short-cut pasta shape that has a large surface area so they’re easy to pick up and dip in marinara. Favorites to use are rigatoni, bowtie (farfalle), rotini, and ziti.
Even though pasta chips look like raw pasta, the texture is very different! Since the pasta is cooked first before being air fried, they have a crispy and crunchy texture that is easy to bite into.
Although they’re best eaten after air frying, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to rewarm and crisp up again.
- Preheat Air Fryer – While some air fryer recipes don’t require preheating, it’s important to preheat for this recipe so the pasta gets crispy without burning.
- Air Fry in Batches – It is important to cook in a single layer so the air can circulate all the pasta giving it that crunchy texture.
- Cook Time May Vary – Air fryers can vary so you’ll want to watch the pasta chips carefully at the end of cooking.
- Leftover Pasta – This is a great recipe for using up leftover cooked pasta!
More Air Fryer Snacks
- Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
- Air Fryer Pizza
- Air Fryer Hot Dogs
- Air Fryer Texas Toast
- Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Air Fryer Pasta Chips
- 1/2 pound pasta try bowties, rigatoni, or rotini
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Boil pasta according to package directions in salted water, then drain.
- In a large boil, combine pasta, olive oil, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt and black pepper. Toss until pasta is fully coated and seasoned.
- Spread pasta into a single layer in the preheated air fryer.
- Cook in the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes.
- Use a large wooden spoon to flip the pasta and continue cooking for 3 additional minutes or until pasta is crispy and lightly golden brown.
- Remove from the air fryer and serve with marinara or ranch for dipping.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.