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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

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These Air Fryer Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok Viral sensation and with good reason. They are made with cooked pasta, covered with olive oil, seasonings and cheese and then cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer. Once you make these, you’ll never go back to traditional chips again!

air fryer pasta chips on a blue plate

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

I love pasta and I love chips.

So, when I heard that the latest Viral TikTok Recipe involved pasta with the crunch of a chip, I knew I had to give it a try!

The best part about this recipe (besides the taste) is that it is so easy to make.

air fryer pasta chips on a blue plate

It is the perfect midday snack or appetizer to serve up at your next party. You can pair it with some ranch dip, Alfredo sauce or even Mariana sauce for a one-of-a-kind snack!

I won’t lie, I prefer my own homemade dipping sauce which I’ve also included the recipe for you below! Enjoy!

air fryer pasta chips on a blue plate

How to Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Ingredients:

For The Chips:

  • 1 pound of Rigatoni Pasta (or another type Pasta if preferred)
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Water to boil the pasta

For The Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 can of Stewed Tomatoes – 14 to 17 ounce can
  • 2 cans of Tomato Sauce – 6 ounce can
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Seasoned Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Sweet Basil
  • 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
air fryer pasta chips on a blue plate

Directions:

Start by making the dipping sauce so it can simmer while you’re making the Pasta Chips. 

In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, add the Stewed Tomatoes, and with a sharp knife, and a fork, cut the whole pieces of tomato into small pieces ( you can use diced tomatoes – but they do not have the same flavor as Stewed Tomatoes, and your sauce won’t taste the same). 

Add the tomato sauce, and stir well.  Add the Garlic Salt, Garlic Powder, Seasoned Pepper, Italian Seasoning, Ground Oregano, Sweet basil, and Brown Sugar, and stir altogether until well mixed. 

Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat to low, and let simmer for half an hour. 

While the sauce is simmering, follow the package directions for the Pasta. 

Put the water on to boil, and cook the Pasta according to the times to cook on the Package – cook for the Al Dente, and not fully cooked, probably about 9 minutes.  Drain the Pasta when it’s done, and return it to the Pot. 

Drizzle with Olive Oil, and toss the Pasta in the oil. 

Sprinkle on the Garlic Salt, and Garlic Powder, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan Cheese.   Toss the Pasta again to blend all ingredients. 

Place about 1/3 of  the Pasta in the Air Fryer, and cook for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. 

When the Pasta has all been cooked in the Air Fryer, place in dishes, on plates, or serving platter and serve with the Dipping Sauce. Enjoy!

NOTE:  Cook times may vary depending on which Air Fryer you have; I cooked this in the ‘Instant Pot Air Fryer‘.  You can also use the Ninja Foodie Grill on the Air Fryer setting, or other Air Fryer available.  ALSO:  You could use Large Shells to make the chips, Bowtie, or other Pasta if preferred.

air fryer pasta chips on a blue plate
Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These Air Fryer Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok Viral sensation and with good reason. They are made with cooked pasta, covered with olive oil, seasonings and cheese and then cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer. Once you make these, you'll never go back to traditional chips again!

Ingredients

For The Pasta Chips:

  • 1 pound of Rigatoni Pasta (or another type Pasta if preferred)
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Water to boil the pasta

For The Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 can of Stewed Tomatoes - 14 to 17 ounce can
  • 2 cans of Tomato Sauce - 6 ounce can
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Seasoned Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Sweet Basil
  • 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Start by making the dipping sauce so it can simmer while you're making the Pasta Chips. 
  2. In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, add the Stewed Tomatoes, and with a sharp knife, and a fork, cut the whole pieces of tomato into small pieces ( you can use diced tomatoes - but they do not have the same flavor as Stewed Tomatoes, and your sauce won't taste the same). 
  3. Add the tomato sauce, and stir well.  Add the Garlic Salt, Garlic Powder, Seasoned Pepper, Italian Seasoning, Ground Oregano, Sweet basil, and Brown Sugar, and stir altogether until well mixed. 
  4. Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat to low, and let simmer for half an hour. 
  5. While the sauce is simmering, follow the package directions for the Pasta. 
  6. Put the water on to boil, and cook the Pasta according to the times to cook on the Package - cook for the Al Dente, and not fully cooked, probably about 9 minutes.  Drain the Pasta when it's done, and return it to the Pot. 
  7. Drizzle with Olive Oil, and toss the Pasta in the oil. 
  8. Sprinkle on the Garlic Salt, and Garlic Powder, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan Cheese.   Toss the Pasta again to blend all ingredients. 
  9. Place about 1/3 of  the Pasta in the Air Fryer, and cook for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  10. When the Pasta has all been cooked in the Air Fryer, place in dishes, on plates, or serving platter and serve with the Dipping Sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE:  Cook times may vary depending on which Air Fryer you have; I cooked this in the 'Instant Pot Air Fryer'.  You can also use the Ninja Foodie Grill on the Air Fryer setting, or other Air Fryer available.  ALSO:  You could use Large Shells to make the chips, Bowtie, or other Pasta if preferred.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 691mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 6gSugar: 27gProtein: 12g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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