Pasta Chips


I was in a munchy mood today, and since I didn't have any chips in the house, I decided to take matters into my own hands and go shopping in my pantry to see what I could find. I spotted a box of farfalle and immediately came up with a plan. I decided to transform this dinner time staple into a crisp and delicious snack. So I cooked the pasta and dried it thoroughly. I fried them and once crispy tossed them with seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and showered them in parmesan cheese. They were awesome! Each one was crispy, full of flavor, and so much fun to eat. My sons had their doubts when they found me in the kitchen, creating this treat but loved them. I set out some marinara sauce for dipping, and before I knew it, my sons kept coming back for more, and soon there was nothing left. Pasta Chips is a winner.


Ingredients for Pasta Chips:


1 box of Farfalle Pasta, cooked just al dente

3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

canola oil for frying


Seasoning Mixture:

2 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the seasoning mixture in advance and boil the pasta in advance.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.


Mix the seasoning spices; set aside.


Cook the pasta and drain slightly before the pasta is al dente. Transfer the macaroni to a sheet pan lined with a dish towel and paper towels. Pour the farfalle on top and spread them out. Let them air dry for about 20 minutes.


Pour about two inches of oil into a large pot until hot. I test the oil by dropping a couple of droplets of water in the oil, and when it sizzles, the oil is ready. If you try this method, please be sure that you keep your face away from the pot at all times, and your arm stretched out. When the oil is ready, add some of the pasta, making sure not to crowd the pan. They need to cook in batches, so they don't stick together. Turn them over while cooking, and once golden, transfer them to a paper towel-lined sheet pan. Move the pasta around to drain and then immediately sprinkle some of the seasoning mixture and cheese on while tossing the macaroni. Repeat the process until all of the macaroni is cooked and seasoned.


They're ready! Pasta Chips are so delicious, crisp, and flavorful that I'm going to be making them often. Surprise your family and make a batch of these. Enjoy!


Pasta Chips:


  • 1 box of Farfalle Pasta, cooked just al dente

  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

  • canola oil for frying

Seasoning Mixture:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Mix the seasoning spices; set aside.

  • Cook the pasta and drain slightly before the pasta is al dente. Transfer the macaroni to a sheet pan lined with a dish towel and paper towels. Pour the farfalle on top and spread them out. Let them air dry for about 20 minutes.

  • Pour about two inches of oil into a large pot until hot. I test the oil by dropping a couple of droplets of water in the oil, and when it sizzles, the oil is ready. If you try this method, please be sure that you keep your face away from the pot at all times, and your arm stretched out. When the oil is ready, add some of the pasta, making sure not to crowd the pan. They need to cook in batches, so they don't stick together. Turn them over while cooking, and once golden, transfer them to a paper towel-lined sheet pan. Move the pasta around to drain and then immediately sprinkle some of the seasoning mixture and cheese on while tossing the macaroni. Repeat the process until all of the macaroni is cooked and seasoned. Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the seasoning mixture in advance and boil the pasta in advance.

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