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crispy pasta chips
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📋Crispy Pasta Chips

We have a new snack for you - Golden fried pasta chips served with creamy sauce for dipping is great party snack! You love pasta, you might actually love this crispy snack as well!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 454kcal


  • 1 lb bowtie pasta
  • Olive oil for deep frying
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste

To serve-


Deep fried method

  • Note - you can use fresh cooked pasta or left over pasta to make this chips. I prefer bow tie (farfalle) pasta to make chips as it looks very pretty and also crisp evenly when deep fried.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add generous amount of salt and 2 teaspoon olive oil to boiling water. Add pasta to boiling water, cook it very al-dente.
  • Drain pasta from boiling water. Immediately spread it on couple of kitchen paper towel to dry it out. IMPORTANT: Make sure to dry the cooked pasta real good. If pasta is dry, water in pasta will cause spattering of the oil when deep fried.
  • Olive oil was used to fry pasta in this recipe. Olive Pomace oil, extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil should work.
  • Heat up oil in deep pan. Once oil is hot, deep-fry the pasta, till they turn golden brown in color.
  • While pasta is frying, make the seasoning. In a small bowl combine salt, ground pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and little Parmesan cheese on top to finish off.
  • Drain pasta from oil into large bowl.
  • Add seasoning to it immediately. Toss well and serve.

Air fryer method

  • Cook pasta of your choice very al-dente in salted boiling water.
  • While pasta cooks, make the seasoning. Combine salt, ground pepper, cayenne, garlic powder and parmesan cheese.
  • Drain pasta into a bowl. Add 2 to 3 teaspoon olive oil over cooked pasta.
  • Add seasoning mix to pasta. Toss well.
  • Air fryer at 400F for 10-12 minutes, tossing pasta in the basket a few times in between.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let it cool for few minutes.
  • Serve with any dipping sauce. We love spicy marinara sauce, cheesy alfredo sauce, penne vodka dipping sauce.


  1. Cook pasta very al-dente as you will cook it further while frying it in oil or in air fryer.
  2. Test small batch of cooked (well drained) pasta in deep frying pan. If you drained really well it should work just fine, pasta will fry good.
  3. If you find pasta to stick together, toss cooked pasta in plain flour, and then deep fry, your pasta should crisp up beautifully. 
  4. Fry pasta in batches (both deep fryer and air fryer method). Do not overcrowd while frying. It can affect pasta from turning perfectly crispy.
  5. If you are deep frying in oil use olive oil like olive Pomace oil, extra virgin olive oil. Vegetable oil like canola oil or sunflower oil will work too.
  6. The trick to perfectly crispy pasta chips in air fryer is to use less oil. 1 to 2 teaspoon of oil is all you need.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg