Keto Pasta Chips

by KetoFocus.com

A crunchy pasta alternative to chips

A healthier alternative to chips, pasta chips is one crunchy snack that went viral on TikTok.

Crunchy pasta is actually a thing. Made famous from social media, these baked pasta chips are a healthy substitute to chips. TikTok is always feeding us unique, easy recipes that change our lives – like baked feta pasta and the wrap hack. And these pasta chips are no exception.

an air fryer basket with cooked pasta inside

The hardest part of this recipe was trying to find a low carb pasta that would bake up and be crispy. There are many keto pasta noodles out there but to work for this pasta chip recipe, they were either the wrong shape or the wrong texture (so they wouldn’t air fry correctly).

Luckily I found a gluten-free, keto pasta that was in a ziti pasta shape and would hold up to the air fryer when baked. After the noodles are cooked to al dente texture, we toss them in olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Cooking the pasta in the air fryer evaporated the moisture while the oils coating the noodles make each pasta noodle extra crispy.

These keto pasta chips make the perfect alternative to popcorn on movie night or when you want something crunchy.

How to make pasta chips

  1. Cook pasta until al dente in texture. Drain water and add to a medium bowl.
  2. Add seasonings – grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic powder Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Air fry at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Enjoy!

a bowl of baked pasta sits in front of an air fryer basket with more baked pasta chips inside

Key ingredients

  • Pasta – The low carb pasta used in this recipe is a lupin flour pasta. It was the perfect size, shape and noodle type for this recipe. You might be able to use these wheat based keto noodles as well.
  • Parmesan cheese – Added for flavor.
  • Seasoning – A combination of garlic powder, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper are used to add a hint of Italy to our dish.
  • Air fryer – The air fryer is key to getting that crispy, crunchy texture of our pasta chips; however, you can bake these in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

Pasta Chips Recipe Video

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Keto Pasta Chips Ingredients

  • 8 oz low carb pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Keto Pasta Chips Directions

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Best pasta for chips

Ideally you want a pasta shape that you can easily pick up with your fingers, so spaghetti and fettuccine are out of the question. Instead look for low pasta with this shape.

  • Rigatoni
  • Penne
  • Macaroni
a plate of pasta chips with a dip in the center with an air fryer basket in the background

Dip to serve with pasta chips

Pasta chips are delicious on their own but consider dipping them in one of these tasty dip options.

Storage information

Store leftover pasta chips in an air tight container or ziploc bag. They will stay fresh for 3-4 days.

Keto Pasta Chips: FAQS

What are pasta chips made from?

Pasta of course. The original recipe used wheat based rigatoni pasta because it was easy to pick up with your hands. This recipe, we use a low carb noodle instead.

Can I bake pasta chips in the oven?

Yes, bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Pasta Chips

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 106
Fat 5.8g
Protein 10.9g
Total Carbs 10.8g
Net Carbs 3.2g

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