WTF are pasta chips? What to know concerning the TikTok craze, together with easy methods to make your personal

You only need a few ingredients to prepare the air-fried pasta chips.

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I have to say I was intrigued when I first heard about the latest TikTok trend that has everyone air fry their elbow macaroni and bowtie noodles. Although I don’t usually jump on the TikTok trend train – remember those made pasta? – This is the first time I’ve been able to try a recipe without going to the supermarket. TikTokers call this latest creation “Pasta Chips” and only a few ingredients are required. Easy enough right?

Just take the pasta of your choice (I used whole grain penne), olive oil, spices and parmesan. You should grab a dipping sauce like marinara, honey mustard, or ranch. You could also try mixing cinnamon and sugar for a sweeter taste. Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to get started. You can also watch our social producer Lai try out the recipe in CNET’s embedded TikTok below.


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Here’s how to air-fry the TikTok viral pasta chips

1. Cook your pasta until it’s tender. Once it’s done, drain the water.

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2. Add the olive oil, spices and parmesan to the pasta.

3. Put it in the air fryer and set it to 400 degrees F. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, but keep an eye on it when using thinner pasta.

That’s it! Check out our video above for inspiration. If you don’t have a hot air fryer, you can try making these in your hot air oven at the same temperature, but you will likely need to bake them a little longer. As always, keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

You can find more TikTok trends here How to create your own TikTok duet and how to make a Picrew avatar of yourself. Did you know that too? With TikTok you will soon be able to post videos up to 3 minutes in length?

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