TikTok pasta chips are the latest viral sensation. Crunchy, crispy, and perfectly seasoned pasta that is air-fried. This air fryer pasta chip recipe is a wonderful snack for any time of the day.
Grab that pasta and a few seasonings, and let’s get cooking. You can also bake the pasta chips in the oven, as it will create the crispy texture you know and love!
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What Are Pasta Chips
Smaller pasta that is coated in oil, and seasoned. Then the pasta is baked or air fried to make it extra crispy. It is a fun alternative to say chips or other snacks. Savory and the crunch factor are just incredible.
Ingredients You Will Need
How to Make TikTok Pasta Chips
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements!
- Start by cooking the pasta as directed on the box. Once done, you will drain the pasta. (Photo 1)
- Toss the pasta in oil, and then season with the spices and cheese. (Photo 2)
- Place the pasta in an even layer on the air fryer rack or tray and air fry till crispy. (Photos 3 & 4)
Variations to Recipe
Here are some variations to making this Tiktok Pasta Chips recipe. Feel free to swap ingredients!
- Spice things up with a little Chipolte or Cayenne
- Everything Bagel Seasoning would be good
- Salt and pepper for a simple flavoring
- Cajun seasoning would be another great alternative
Essentially you have so many options. Any seasonings would work wonders for your pasta chips. Have fun and try out new flavors and see what you like the most.
How to Store Chips
Allow the pasta chips to fully cool from being cooked. Then you will want to store it in a sealable bag or air-tight container on the counter.
These chips are best served fresh and hot from the air fryer. But, they can be stored for a few days at room temperature. The texture will soften a bit as they sit.
Tips for Making This Air Fryer Snack
When working with an air fryer, you have to remember to never overlap food. Otherwise, it will have an inconsistent texture. The pasta has to be in a single layer, making sure it doesn’t touch.
Then all air fryers heat slightly differently, so you will remove the pasta once it is crunchy and golden in color.
You can make this recipe in an air fryer oven or one that has a basket. If you use a basket-style air fryer just batch cook the pasta. Basket air fryers just can’t hold as much as an air fryer oven.
Follow the same instructions as the air fryer pasta chips, but instead, spread the pasta out on a baking sheet in an even layer. Make sure the pasta doesn’t touch. Then bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the pasta is crunchy. you would like, flip the pasta over halfway through baking. I find it helps to give an even layer cook on the pasta.
Pasta chips are of course a carb-based snack since it is pasta. But you can find that air fryer pasta is a bit healthier than chips as it is air fried and not deep fried.
Rigatoni pasta, bowtie, or any other smaller shaped pasta works really well for this recipe. If your pasta is too big it will unevenly cook and won’t crisp up the way you want.
Do you want to place aluminum foil in your air fryer? If so you can place it on the bottom of the air fryer. This will go under the racks or basket. You can catch the drips, for easy cleanup. You don’t want to put the foil on the racks themselves, without poking holes, as it would prevent the air to circulate the way it needs to.
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5 Ingredient Viral Tiktok Pasta Chips Recipe
- Boil the pasta until cooked. Drain and place in a mixing bowl.
- Toss the spoked pasta with oil, cheese, and spices.
- 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.