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Air Fryer Pasta Chips With Parmesan (Viral TikTok Recipe)

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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 great snack for any time of the day.

A white bowl of pasta chips with white and blue strip cloth on the side.

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Grab that pasta and a few seasonings, and let’s get cooking. You can also bake these crispy air fryer pasta chips in the oven, as it will create the crispy texture you know and love!

Want more delicious pasta recipes to try out?  Are you in the mood to try more pasta recipes? If you are looking for a creamy option, try this simple Chicken Alfredo pasta made in the Instant Pot. Or try a twist on the classic French dish with some chicken cordon bleu pasta.

Looking to use your air fryer for more recipes? You could also try some air fryer roasted potatoes to serve with a favorite main course. Or make some ham and cheese hot pockets for a tasty lunch option.

Why You’ll Love This Pasta Chips Air Fryer Recipe

  • Quick and Easy to Prepare: With just a few essential ingredients and an air fryer, you can create these pasta chips quickly. They’re the perfect snack for unexpected guests or a quick munch.
  • Versatile Snack Option: Season them as you wish, making this easy recipe adaptable to a wide range of palates – whether you prefer them spicy, cheesy, or herby.
  • Healthier Alternative: Air frying pasta chips cut down on the oil used, offering a guilt-free way to enjoy a crunchy, satisfying, fun snack.
  • Perfect for Sharing: These pasta chips are a great conversation starter at parties and gatherings, allowing everyone to enjoy a modern twist on traditional snacking.

What Are Pasta Chips

Smaller pasta 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 chips or other snacks. The savory flavor and crunch factor are just incredible.

What’s in This Air Fryer Pasta Chips Recipe?

Ingredients for Tiktok Ppasta chips in individual containers sitting on a wooden table.
  • Pasta: The star of this easy air fryer recipe, pasta serves as the base for these crunchy snacks. For the best results, choose smaller shapes like farfalle pasta, penne pasta, or bowtie pasta.
  • Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil helps the seasoning stick to the pasta and contributes to the golden, crispy texture once air-fried.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Adds a rich, savory flavor that perfectly complements the crispy pasta. The cheese melts slightly in the air fryer, creating a delicious coating.
  • Italian Seasoning: This blend of herbs infuses the pasta chips with classic Italian flavors, adding depth and aroma to each bite.
  • Garlic Powder: Provides a subtle, spicy undertone that enhances the overall taste of the pasta chips, making them irresistibly moreish.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

Here are some variations to making this Tiktok Pasta Chips recipe. Feel free to swap ingredients!

Essentially, you have so many options. Any seasonings would work wonders for your pasta chips. Have fun, try out new flavors, and see what you like the most.

How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Chips (step-by-step directions)

Collage of cooked pasta and a bowl of pasta with spices and cheese.
  1. Cook pasta as per the instructions on the package. After cooking, ensure it’s well-drained. (Photo 1)
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cooked pasta with olive oil. Follow up by adding the grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder for the seasoning. (Photo 2)
Collage of unbaked and baked Pasta chips in an air fryer.
  1. Spread the seasoned pasta in a single layer on the air fryer basket or rack, ensuring they do not overlap too much for even cooking. (Photos 3 & 4)
  2. Set the air fryer and cook until the pasta chips attain crispy perfection.
A white bowl of pasta chips sitting on a wooden table.

Recipe Tips

When working with an air fryer, you must remember never to 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 with a basket. If you use a basket-style air fryer, just batch cook the pasta. Basket air fryers can’t hold as much as an air fryer oven.

Alternative Cooking Methods

While the air fryer method is recommended for achieving the perfect crispiness for these pasta chips, you can certainly use other cooking methods if you don’t have an air fryer. An oven is a great alternative. 

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and arrange the seasoned pasta on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, making sure to flip them halfway through the baking time. 

This method might not yield the exact texture as the air fryer, but it’s an effective way to achieve a similar result. 

Storing Tips 

Allow the pasta chips to cool fully after they are cooked. Then, you will want to store them in a sealable bag or airtight 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.

Two pasta chips in bowls topped with cheese sitting on a wooden table.

Serving Suggestions

Pasta chips are incredibly versatile because they pair beautifully with a variety of easy hot dips and sauces. For a classic Italian touch, consider serving them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. 

A rich garlic aioli or mango habanero guacamole can elevate the snack to a new level if you’re in the mood for something creamy. A spicy queso or creamy avocado dip could be the perfect match for those who love a bit of heat. 

Furthermore, they can also be served alongside a charcuterie board, adding a delightful crunch to the assortment of cheeses, meats, and nuts.

Recipe FAQs

What type of pasta to use?

Rigatoni, bowtie, or any other smaller-shaped pasta works really well for this recipe. If your pasta is too big, it will cook unevenly and won’t crisp up the way you want.

Can I use aluminum foil in an air fryer?

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 baskets. 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 from circulating the way it needs to.

Are pasta chips healthy?

Of course, pasta chips are a carb-based snack since they are pasta. But air-fried pasta is a bit healthier than chips, as it is air-fried rather than deep-fried.

Can I use aluminum foil in an air fryer?

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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Pasta chips in a white bowl topped with parmesan.
5 from 17 votes

Air Fryer Pasta Chips with Parmesan (Viral TikTok Recipe)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Air Fryer, Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yields 4 Servings
Grab that pasta, and a few seasonings, and let's get cooking. You can also bake the Air Fryer Pasta Chips in the oven, as it will create the crispy texture you know and love!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per the instructions on the package. After cooking, ensure it’s well-drained.
    16 oz of your favorite bite size pasta
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cooked pasta with olive oil. Follow up by adding the grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder for the seasoning.
    2 tablespoons of olive oil,½ tablespoon of Italian seasoning,½ cup of grated parmesan,½ tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Spread the seasoned pasta in a single layer on the air fryer basket or rack, ensuring they do not overlap too much for even cooking.
  • Set the air fryer and cook until the pasta chips attain crispy perfection.

Notes

  • When working with an air fryer, you must remember never to 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 with a basket. If you use a basket-style air fryer, just batch cook the pasta. Basket air fryers can’t hold as much as an air fryer oven.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 540kcal (27%) Carbohydrates: 87g (29%) Protein: 19g (38%) Fat: 12g (18%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 11mg (4%) Sodium: 226mg (10%) Potassium: 296mg (8%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 119IU (2%) Vitamin C: 0.03mg Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%) Calcium: 145mg (15%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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21 Comments

  1. I was always skeptical of Tik Tok recipes, but these chips look so good. I think i am also finally going to invest in an air fryer too

  2. I want to try these so badly! I keep hearing about how good they taste. I’m going to try this recipe out soon.

  3. It looks really good and I’m looking for new pasta recipes to try. This would be perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a perfect snack and if we want to make something quick and delicious! I’ve been learning a lot of easy recipes on TikTok which is amazing. Thanks for this recipe!

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