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Crunchy Pasta Chips (Air Fryer OR Oven)

Tender pasta shapes are tossed with cheese, garlic, basil and a bit of olive oil before air-frying to a crisp golden-brown. These Crunchy Pasta Chips are a super-snackable treat everyone will adore!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Time to Cook Pasta20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chips, air fryer recipes, pasta chips
Servings: 6
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the package; drain and rinse.
  • Transfer pasta to a large bowl and toss with olive oil.
  • Stir in ¼ cup grated cheese, garlic powder, and basil; stir until completely combined.

If Air Frying:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400˚F.
  • Add half of the pasta to the air fryer basket and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Shake the basket two times during the cooking process.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining pasta.
  • Remove the chips from the air fryer and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with freshly grated cheese.
  • Serve with basil pesto and/or marinara sauce.

If Baking in the Oven:

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
  • Add pasta to the baking sheet in ONE single layer.
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until browned and crispy, shaking the baking sheet 3 to 4 times during the cooking process.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with freshly grated cheese.
  • Serve with basil pesto and/or marinara sauce.

Notes

Nutritional Analysis does not include the dipping sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg