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Pasta Chips ( Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

These Pasta Chips are a viral trend on TikTok! These are worth the hype!! They are INSANELY DELICIOUS and make for quick and easy appetizer, snack, or meal!

Servings: Make 4 (1 cup cooked or 2 oz. dry) servings 

GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving if using whole grain pasta 

What are pasta chips?

Pasta that have been cooked then either deep fried, Ari fried, or oven baked-making them a crunchy and delicious snack, appetizer, or meal. 

What pasta can I use to make these pasta chips?

You can use any short pasta such as farfalle, elbow noodles, penne, rigatoni, ziti, rotini, and if you’d like use gluten free pasta!

I also love using Fiber Gourmet Pasta! It’s one of my NEW favorite low point pasta!  It’s Kosher, Vegan certified, non-GMO, and has zero artificial colors or flavoring-with only 17 net carbs vs. 41g, only 100 calories vs. 210 calories, & an astounding 25 gram of fiber vs. for a 2g serving of regular pasta.  I’m telling you, it has the same great taste, texture but with more fiber, fewer calories, and 1/2 the points than regular pasta! You just can’t go wrong with the Fiber Gourmet Pasta- now it’s a little more expensive but it’s so worth it to me to and it may be worth it to you!! You can find it HERE on Amazon-which sells it in a 6-pack.

Another great option is the Barilla Plus pasta, which can be found at most grocery stores or HERE on Amazon in an 8 pack- its also high in protein and lower in points than most regular pasta. And if you are following the myWW  purple plan you may want to use whole wheat since it’s zero points on that plan. 

What ingredients do I need to make these Pasta Chips?

  • Uncooked short pasta- farfalle, elbow noodles, penne, rigatoni, ziti, rotini, Fiber Gourmet pasta which is lower in points than regular pasta, if your following the purple plan you can use whole grain or if you’re gluten free- use a gluten free pasta
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese-grated 
  • Pinch of red chili flakes-optional

Or another seasoning such as:

  • Dry ranch mix 
  • Rosemary, dried
  • Buffalo sauce 

What kinds of dips can I dip these pasta chips in?

How do I make Pasta Chips?

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add pasta and cook according to box directions until al dente.

Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.

Spray the pasta with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and toss until pasta is well coated.

Add the grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, Kosher salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper, if desired. 

Toss to combine.

Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. 

Arrange pasta in air fryer basket, covering the bottom of the basket in a single layer-DO NOT overlap.

(depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to air fry the pasts in a few batches)

Cook for 4 minutes on 400 degrees. 

Toss and cook for another 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees. until you have reached your desired crispness.

Continue until all pasta chips have been made.

Serve pasta chips with this Zero Point Marinara Sauce or Homemade Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Cheese Dip, or Skinny Ranch Sauce.

 

Ingredients: 

  • 8 oz uncooked short pasta- farfalle, elbow noodles, penne, rigatoni, ziti, rotini, Fiber Gourmet pasta which is lower in points than regular pasta, if your following the purple plan you can use whole grain or if you’re gluten free- use a gluten free pasta
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of red chili flakes-optional

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook according to box directions until al dente.
  3. Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Spray the pasta with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and toss until pasta is well coated.
  5. Add in grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if desired. 
  6. Toss to combine.
  7. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. 
  8. Arrange pasta in air fryer basket, covering the bottom of the basket in a single layer-DO NOT overlap. (Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to air fry the pasts in a few batches.)
  9. Cook for 4 minutes on 400 degrees. 
  10. Toss and cook for another 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F. until you have reached your desired crispness.
  11. Continue until all pasta chips have been made.
  12. Serve pasta chips with this Zero Point Marinara Sauce or Homemade Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Cheese Dip, or Skinny Ranch Sauce.

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Add pasta and cook according to box directions until al dente.
  4. Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Spray the pasta with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and toss until pasta is well coated.
  6. Add in grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if desired. 
  7. Toss to combine.
  8. Arrange the pasta in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Serve pasta chips with this Zero Point Marinara Sauce or Homemade Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Cheese Dip, or Skinny Ranch Sauce.

Servings: Make 4 (1 cup cooked or 2 oz. dry) servings 

GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving if using whole grain pasta 

Yield: 4

Pasta Chips ( Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

Pasta Chips ( Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

These Pasta Chips are a viral trend on TikTok! Let me tell you-they live up to the hype!! They are INSANELY DELICIOUS and make for quick and easy appetizer, snack, or meal.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked short pasta- farfalle, elbow noodles, penne, rigatoni, ziti, rotini, Fiber Gourmet pasta which is lower in points than regular pasta, if your following the purple plan you can use whole grain or if you're gluten free- use a gluten free pasta! 
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of red chili flakes-optional

Instructions

    Air Fryer Directions:

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    2. Add pasta and cook according to box directions until al dente.
    3. Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.
    4. Spray the pasta with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and toss until pasta is well coated.
    5. Add in grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if desired. 
      Toss to combine.
    6. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. 
    7. Arrange pasta in air fryer basket, covering the bottom of the basket in a single layer-DO NOT overlap. (Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to air fry the pasts in a few batches.)
    8. Cook for 4 minutes on 400 degrees. 
    9. Toss and cook for another 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F. until you have reached your desired crispness.
    10. Continue until all pasta chips have been made.
    11. Serve pasta chips with this Zero Point Marinara Sauce or Homemade Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Cheese Dip, or Skinny Ranch Sauce.


    Oven Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    3. Add pasta and cook according to box directions until al dente.
    4. Drain pasta and add to a large mixing bowl.
    5. Spray the pasta with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and toss until pasta is well coated.
    6. Add in grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if desired. 
      Toss to combine.
    7. Arrange the pasta in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
    8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
    9. Remove from oven.
    10. Serve pasta chips with my Zero Point Marinara Sauce or Homemade Skinny Alfredo Sauce, Cheese Dip, or Skinny Ranch Sauce.

    Servings: Make 4 (1 cup cooked or 2 oz. dry) servings 

    GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

    BLUE: 4 smartpoints per serving if using Fiber Gourmet pasta, 6 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Plus Penne, or 7 smartpoints per serving if using Barilla Farfalle  

    PURPLE: 1 smartpoint per serving if using whole grain pasta 

Notes

  • Nutritional information was calculated using Fiber Gourmet Pasta and may vary depending on the brand of pasta you use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 44gNet Carbohydrates: 22gFiber: 20gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
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