Pasta Chips: the easy recipe for a tasty appetizer

Total time: 35 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist


250 g
15 ml (1 tbsp)
20 g (3 tbsp)
Chili pepper

Over the past few months, viral TikTok videos have brought a few delicious recipes to our attention (does anyone remember the baked pasta trend?). The latest TikTok trend we’re loving is Pasta Chips! It’s easy to make, simply fry up a few pasta pieces and coat in spices.

It makes a great appetizer or snack, perfect for those who get the munchies when working from home. We have great tips for customizing the recipe and you can serve it plain or with any of your favorite sauces.  A delicious crispy snack you can whip up in minutes? Yes, it’s possible! You will love this recipe!


Pasta Chips Ingredients

Pasta – You can use any pasta of choice. Larger pieces are easy for grabbing (which makes a better appetizer), but if you’re making them as a snack any type will do: penne, macaroni, or even bowties!

Oil – use any oil suitable for frying at high temperatures. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, corn oil, and more.

Cornstarch – this creates extra texture on the pasta.

Spices – use any spices you like, but make sure to check out our suggestions for spice combinations below!

How To Make Pasta Chips

These Pasta Chips are quick to whip up! Simply cover the paste pieces with cornstarch and fry in preheated oil. While they’re hot, cover with your choice of spices, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


If you want to make this gluten-free, simply swap the plain pasta for a gluten-free variety.

You can also bake these in the oven (for a healthier option). Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F/200°C for 15-18 minutes, while giving the baking tray a shake every now and then.

To make these in the Airfryer, toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil and spices and air fry at 400°F/200°C for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway.

Use a variety of pasta shapes for this recipe. Large pieces make great appetizers, while penne, macaroni, or bowties will make a great snack.


Pasta Chip Seasoning Combinations

Italian: 1 tbsp each dried basil and oregano, ½ tbsp each dried rosemary, dried thyme, dried parsley, dried garlic.

Ranch dressing: 3 tbsp dried parsley, 2 tsp dried dill, 1 tbsp dried chives, 2 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, and 2/3 cup buttermilk powder.

Taco seasoning: 4 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp ground cumin, 2 tsp each garlic and onion powder, ½ tsp dried oregano, ½ tbsp kosher salt, ½ tbsp paprika.

What To Serve With Pasta Chips

These Pasta Chips will go well with any of your favorite dips or sauces! Here are a few you must try!

How To Store Pasta Chips

To keep them crispy, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, even if they will lose their crispiness over time.


In a pot with water, add oil and salt. When it starts to boil add pasta and cook for 7 minutes.

Take the pasta out of the water and add cornstarch.

Mix and fry in a pan.

Add spices and serve.


Make sure to use an oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, corn oil, and more. If you want to reuse the oil, allow it to cool, and strain it.

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