Pasta Chips (Viral TikTok Recipe)

5 from 2079 votes

Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok trend made with cooked pasta that's drained and tossed with olive oil, cheese and spices- perfect appetizer

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Pasta chips are the latest TikTok sensation made with cooked pasta that’s tossed with olive oil, parmesan cheese and spices and then air fried until crispy! They come out so crunchy, perfect for dipping with your favorite sauce for a fun appetizer idea!

Large plate of pasta chips served with whipped feta dip
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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Pasta: You can use any pasta of choice. Think of something long and large that you can grab with your fingers and dip. Rigatoni, bowtie and penne are popular choices.
  • Olive oil: After cooking the pasta, you’ll want to toss it in just a tablespoon of olive oil to help the pasta chips get crispy in the air fryer.
  • Parmesan cheese: While this is optional, the cheese adds great flavor and gets crispy in the air fryer as well. You can think about about soft cheeses that grate well like Gouda or fontina.
  • Spices: You can use any spices you’d like. For an Italian inspired flavor, try garlic powder and Italian seasoning or oregano.
  • Dip ingredients: Crumbled feta cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic and olive oil. You can swap with any other dip you’d like!
Ingredients to make the recipe


How to make pasta chips

  1. Cook that pasta al dente in a pot of heavily salted water.
  2. Drain the pasta and transfer it to a large mixing bowl or back into the pot.
  3. Add olive oil, parmesan cheese and the spices you’re using.
  4. Toss well to combine to make sure the pasta is coated with the oil, cheese and spices.
  5. Air fry until golden and crispy, shaking the basket a few times.
  6. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool slightly before enjoying!
6 image collage to show how to make the pasta chips

How to make the whipped feta dip

  • Add the feta cheese, greek yogurt and garlic to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until it’s smooth and creamy without any lumps.
2 image collage to show how to make the whipped feta dip

Tips for making the recipe

  1. Cook the pasta al dente. Make sure to not fully cook the pasta and err on the side of al dente since the pasta will continue cooking in the air fryer.
  2. Don’t use too much oil. The beauty of these air fryer pasta chips is that they don’t need a lot of oil. 1 teaspoon or up to 1 tablespoon is plenty and will make them perfectly crispy!
  3. Cook the pasta in batches. Depending on the size of the air fryer basket, you may need to separate the pasta into two batches to avoid overcrowding, which can affect the results.
  4. Shake the air fryer basket a few times. While cooking the pasta chips, make sure to shake the basket to allow all the surface areas to get crispy.
Close up shot of the pasta chips with the whipped feta dip

Frequently asked questions

What if I don’t have an air fryer? Can I bake them?

If you turn on your convection oven, you can bake the pasta chips at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. They won’t come out as crisp but they will still work.

Are they hard to bite into like raw pasta?

While they may look like raw pasta, they are very different since they’re cooked first and then crisped in the air fryer. They have a great flavor and texture.

What’s the best shape pasta to use?

Think of using something that has a long or thick surface area that is easy to grab like a potato chip. Some popular options are rigatoni, bowtie pasta and penne pasta

Can I use gluten-free pasta?

Yes, this will will work with gluten-free pasta. Just be sure that you cook the pasta al dente so that it doesn’t get too soft.

Pasta chip dipping into whipped feta dip

If you’re looking for a fun new appetizer idea to try this summer, you have to give these pasta chips a try. It’s such a versatile recipe that you can make with many pastas, different seasonings and any spices! They’re crunchy, salty, and perfect for dipping!

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Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok trend made with cooked pasta that's drained and tossed with olive oil, cheese and spices- perfect appetizer
5 from 2079 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Appetizer
Calories 404
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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For the Pasta Chips

For the Whipped Feta Dip

  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions and drain.
  • Toss the pasta with olive oil, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Air fry at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, tossing a couple times.
  • Make the Dip. Add crumbled feta to a food processor and pulse to create small crumbs. Add in Greek yogurt and garlic and blend while streaming in the olive oil until the feta is creamy, 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • Serve the pasta chips with the whipped feta dip.


Storage: The pasta chips are best enjoyed soon after being made, but they will surprisingly hold up well for up to 5 days. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.


Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 386mg, Potassium: 178mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 154IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 217mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Appetizer
5 from 2079 votes (2,058 ratings without comment)

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  1. Azriel says:

    It was the best

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you so much, Azriel!

  2. Donna says:

    Can the leftover pasta chips be stored for later and if so, what is the best way to store them ?

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Hi Donna, you can store leftovers in an airtight container. You’ll want to make sure the chips have cooled completely before transferring them to a container. Otherwise, the moisture will cause the pasta chips to get soggy. You’ll have to let me know what you think once you make them!

  3. azra says:

    it tastes like dried cat food

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I am sorry to hear that. You can definitely change it up with different spices!

      1. Sarah says:

        How do you know what dried cat food tastes like

    2. Azriel says:

      I think u just cant cook mate

  4. Intrigued says:

    I don’t have an air fryer right now … can I use the regular oven?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      If you turn on your convection oven, you can bake the pasta chips at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. They won’t come out as crisp but they will still work.

  5. Emily M says:

    Excited to try this!! Love all your videos and recipes

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Can’t wait to hear what you think! Thank you!!

  6. Allyson says:

    Burnt to a crisp. I air fried mine for 10 minutes (2 minutes less than the minimum time suggested in the recipe) and they were burnt to the point of being inedible. If I ever try this again I will probably do a lower temperature and start with 7 minutes or so. The feta dip however, was amazing.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Definitely do as the time can vary by air fryer. So glad you enjoyed the dip!

  7. Lori says:

    I used whole wheat rotini and cooked them for the minimum time on the box (9 minutes). I needed a little more than a tablespoon of olive oil to coat the pasta. I air fried for 17 minutes and let them sit for 5 minutes before removing them. They really got nice and crisp. I’ll definitely make them again but I’ll use more seasoning because they were kind of bland.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Glad it turned out crispy! Yes, definitely go ahead and add as much spice or whichever spices you like.

  8. Robert says:

    I never heard pasta chips Yes I eat pasta like regular pasta for lunch but pasta chips I think I am going to try it

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      A fun way to switch it up!

  9. Emily says:

    Eh, this recipe is alright. The taste (once it cooked) was decent, I’ll definitely opt for Italian seasoning again. However, it took close to 30 minutes to actually crisp up. I have a top of the line air fryer and followed the recipe explicitly down to the type of pasta. The dip was just… fine. If the time in the recipe was accurate and the flavour of the dip was a little better I’d give it a higher rating but as it is, I can’t.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you for your honest review! Not sure why it took that long to cook, but different air fryers can definitely contribute to that.

    2. Elle says:

      Actually I recommend using rotini for this and doing them in the oven instead. It takes a little tweaking.

  10. Maya says:

    Hi Yumna

    I have an actifry with paddle can I use it to do this recipe or it should be done without a paddle ?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I have yet to try it in that, but it should work. I also think it would work best without the paddle.

  11. Tracy says:

    Yes!! I used gluten free pasta, and the oven, and it worked! I can’t wait to make more 😁

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yay!! So many great flavors you can enjoy!

  12. Kimberly says:

    Can this be done in the oven?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yes! You can bake the pasta chips at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. They won’t come out as crisp but they will still work.

  13. Tara says:

    Did not live up to the hype unfortunately. I made the salt and vinegar version. Even with extra vinegar and pouring more vinegar on once done, there was a lack of flavor. The chips were soft in some spots and not as crispy as I expected. A pass for me.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I’m sorry to hear that. For the crisp, it might depend on the brand, and it’s important to shake half way through.

    2. Maria V. says:

      Well obviously it will taste bland.Salt and vinegar has practically no flavor.Keep in mind that this is pasta not potatoes.They wouldn’t have been so bland if you had actually followed the recipe correctly!

    3. Sky says:

      So you change the recipe and then give it 1 star?

  14. Ivonnet says:

    We ate these all the time while growing up. Just plain with salt as an afternoon snack. They would sell them in my neighborhood and they came in paper cones stuffed with them. Back then they would let the cooked pasta dry out in the sun for about a whole day, then deep fry it. I will try the air fryer and no drying down time. Perfect!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      What a special memory! Excited to hear what you think about this version!

  15. Savanna Pierce says:

    I’m just wondering what I could use to make the dip if I don’t have a food processor?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      You can also use a blender!

  16. Upasana says:

    Omg this trend is totally worth it! Loved it! Made it with Pink Harvest Farms 100% red lentil fusilli for a healthy version with some simple salt pepper red chilly powder and it was delicious!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Love the sound of that! I’m definitely loving this trend too!

  17. Neda says:

    @feelgoodfoodie ‘s air fryer pasta chips were the first thing I made in my ajr fryer. So crispy & yummy! Everyone enjoyed them with a weekend movie

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Perfect way to break in the new air fryer! I’m so happy to hear that! Yay!!

  18. Leann Scotting says:

    Old Chicago has been doing this for years! Nummy!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I need to check that out!

      1. Leann Scotting says:

        On their appetizers menu: Italian nachos. A little different but similar. I like your recipe with the rigatoni!

  19. Rechelle says:

    wow this was 100% worth making!! 10/10 would recommend

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I love that! Thank you!

  20. Michelle says:

    Tried the airfry pasta recipe OMG soooo yummy my dip was the baked feta sauce another feel good foodie recipe idea! I would definitely recommend it and this will be my go to crunchy snack!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That’s such a great pairing! Glad you enjoyed it that much!!

  21. Abby says:

    Is calorie count per serving?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yes, that’s right!

  22. Melissa says:

    Can you use dried parmesean instead?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I haven’t tried it that way yet, but let me know if you do!

  23. Chetika says:

    At this point, everything we cook is inspired by feelgoodfoodie. Loved these so much! We threw in everything but the bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s and these rigatoni pasta chips came out divine. With the accompanying dip, it was such a refreshing snack (meal actually…). No leftovers!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Wow, that’s amazing! I love the addition of that seasoning!

  24. Rola says:

    I made the pasta chips yesterday and they turned out delicious !!! My family and I loved them they were so easy to make . I would recommend trying them .

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much!

  25. Maha says:

    My daughter and I I made these today and they were delicious!!! Super simple recipe and so tasty. Definitely going to make again!!!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yay! I love that. Hope you continue to enjoy!

  26. Andreya says:

    This was absolutely delicious! I loved it and it’s such a yummy little snack 🙂

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you!! It really is!

  27. Lexi says:

    YUMS! I tried it it was SUPER GOOODD!!! I recommend everyone to try and do this !!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it!!

  28. Jeanne says:

    I don’t have an air fryer……can I use my oven? If so, what temperature and how long to bake the pasta noodles? Thank you!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      If you turn on your convection oven, you can bake the pasta chips at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. They won’t come out as crisp but they will still work.

  29. Natalie says:

    Hey there!! This looks so delicious, I had a question though can you use gluten free pasta instead of regular?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, this will will work with gluten-free pasta. Just be sure that you cook the pasta al dente so that it doesn’t get too soft.