TIKTOK AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS - VEGAN, LOW CARB AND GLUTEN-FREE

Air-Fryer Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok trend that we can't get enough of! Pasta is first cooked and then air-fried with flavouring to create the most delicious crunchy and flavourful snack - minimal ingredients required. 

We have made this trend our own by using lentil pasta which are so much healthier, lower in carbs and also gluten-free! A finger-licking combination of middle-eastern Zaatar with a harissa and tahini sauce hits the spot every single time.

Air fryer lentil pasta chips served in a plate with tahini dip






 


AIR-FRYER LENTIL PASTA CHIPS/CRISPS 


So you've gifted yourself a shiny new Air Fryer? The next step is to work out what to make in there!! 

The benefits of an Air Fryer are well known by now!

No need to deep fry - uses less oil

Cooks the food evenly

Cooks food in less time compared to an oven

Hard to believe? These Air Fryer Punjabi Samosa Puffs are proof that the air fryer delivers delicious results. 

These pasta chips first became viral on TikTok and were made with normal pasta. Since then, the recipe has taken the world by a storm! We thought of using lentil pasta which makes for a healthier alternative compared to normal pasta. 

We can enjoy these pasta chips guilt-free as they are much lower in carb and higher in protein!

WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THESE AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS?

✅ Quick, easy, and fun snacks or appetizers 

✅ Vegan, Gluten-free, low carb, low GI 

✅ Suitable for diabetics 

✅ Can play with flavours in this recipe 



INGREDIENTS FOR AIR FRYER LENTIL PASTA CHIPS


● Pasta - we have used a mix of lentil pasta. Lentil pasta is naturally gluten-free and is lower in carbs. I've read various sources saying that normal durum wheat pasta chips can get quite stodgy - after all you are eating pasta!! 

The pasta we have used is made from 100% pea flour and 100% red lentil flour.

This recipe works best with small pasta shapes rather than long, ribbon pasta. 

● Oil - we have used a light olive oil here. 

● Seasoning - we first tried these lentil pasta chips with za'atar and nutritional yeast for Middle-Eastern flavours. 

As these pasta are made from lentils, I would suggest adding a generous amount of seasoning so the pasta flavour is not overwhelming. 

● Nutritional Yeast - easily available in the health shop or regular supermarkets, you may use vegetarian hard cheese but then these chips won't be vegan. 

● Salt to taste

INGREDIENTS FOR TAHINI SAUCE 

● Tahini 

● Harissa paste/sauce

● Agave syrup or sugar

● Lemon juice 

HOMEMADE ZA'ATAR SEASONING

A classic and fragrant middle eastern mix that is quite often used in our cooking. We always make a small batch at home so it is handy for whenever we need a sprinkle. It is easy, quick, and inexpensive. 

1. 2 tbsp. dry roasted sesame seeds

2. 2 tbsp. dried oregano 

3. 2 tbsp. Sumac 

4. 2 tbsp. ground cumin

5. 2 tbsp. dried thyme and marjoram (if marjoram not available use more dried oregano)

Mix everything and use it in the recipe.  

OTHER SEASONING SUGGESTIONS

Oregano and nutritional yeast

Italian seasoning and pesto 

Cajun or jerk seasoning

Everything Bagel seasoning 

Churro seasoning - mix sugar and cinnamon powder 

If you love Indian spice blends, you may want to try these 

Chaat Masala - A mix of spice powders that is tangy and usually used in chaat dishes. 

Tandoori Masala - Tandoori masala is a blend of various spices, it is used to flavor many Indian dishes that provide aromatic, spicy and savory flavors.

Masala Powder - Masala is just a basic spices powder such as red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and ground cumin and coriander powder. 

TIPS FOR THE CRUNCHIEST PASTA CHIPS 


Cook the pasta until al-dente rather than well done. This ensures that the pasta does not become sticky and starts clumping together. 

Recipes generally suggest cooking the pasta for 15 mins, but we found that 10 minutes was sufficient. I would start at 10 minutes and work your way up so that the chips do not burn

Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket as the pasta will not cook evenly

If you are making different shapes, cook them separately as they all have their own cooking time. 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS 

There are various different dipping sauces that you can serve with these chips.

Hummus is a great idea - particularly for the flavourings we have used. This ensures that the complete snack is low-carb


Why not try our Hemp Seed, Basil and Coriander Pesto as a flavor-packed alternative 

For something a bit more unique, try our Homemade Chilli and Sultana Sauce


CAN I MAKE PASTA CHIPS IN THE OVEN?


Absolutely you can, lay the pasta evenly in a baking tray and bake them at 375F/180C until crisp, don't forget to shake them up halfway.

CAN I MAKE PASTA CHIPS WITHOUT OIL?

Yes, just use some Aquafaba to coat the pasta rather than oil and this will help the flavouring to stick. 

CAN I MAKE PASTA CHIPS AHEAD OF TIME?

I would suggest making the pasta chips when you plan on eating them as they do quickly go soft. You can prepare the flavouring ahead of time and cook the pasta but only air fry before serving. 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER PASTA CHIPS?

I would suggest eating these crisps/chips the day that you make them. However, if you have made a particularly large batch then store it in an airtight container and consume the next day.

You could try reviving the chips by placing them in the air fryer for a further 5 mins

Freezing is not recommended for pasta chips. 

HOW TO MAKE AIR-FRIED PASTA CHIPS STEP BY STEP?


Follow these step-by-step instructions to make easy and tasty pasta chips in less than half an hour. For exact measurements check out the recipe card below. 

Step by step images of TikTok Air Fryer Lentil Pasta Chips

1 Cook Pasta 

Boil pasta of your choice according to packet instructions.

2 Season

Drain pasta and season with za'atar mix, oil, nutritional yeast, and salt. Mix to combine.

3 Cook in the air fryer

Preheat the air fryer at 200C, air fry the seasoned pasta for 10-12 minutes, shaking halfway until they are golden and crispy.

Vegan, low carb and gluten free lentils pasta chips served with tahini and harissa sauce on a mat

EASY VEGETARIAN AIR FRYER RECIPE






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snacks, appetizer,
American
Yield: 2-3 servings
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
TIK-TOK AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS

TIK-TOK AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS

These pasta chips are so easy to make in the air fryer.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

Pasta Chips
  • 1 Cup fusilli pasta (200g)
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 2tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Za'atar mix 
  • Salt to taste
Harrisa Tahini Sauce
  • 5 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. harrisa sauce/paste
  • 1 tbsp. agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions and drain. 
  2. Add pasta with olive oil, yeast, salt, and za'atar mix in a mixing bowl.
  3. Toss well, so all the seasoning coats well to the pasta.
  4. Preheat the air fryer at 200C for 5 minutes, and air fryer the pasta for 10-12 minutes at 200C. 
  5. Toss the pasta couple of times, cook until pasta is golden light brown and crispy. 
  6. Serve the pasta chips immediately with harissa tahini sauce. 

Notes:

We have used gluten-free lentils, pea protein, and quinoa pasta, to keep this recipe healthier.

You may use vegetarian hard cheese if can't find nutritional yeast, but then this recipe won't be vegan.

These pasta chips are best consumed as soon as they are made, however, they can be stored up for 5 days in an air-tight container.

You may use less harrisa paste to keep sauce mild in taste.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

404.02

Fat (grams)

14.76

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.58

Carbs (grams)

56.37

Fiber (grams)

6.88

Net carbs

49.49

Sugar (grams)

10.00

Protein (grams)

13.78

Sodium (milligrams)

766.35

Cholesterol (grams)

1.48

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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26 comments

  1. How am I just now hearing about pasta chips?! I love anything air fried and have to give this a try asap. Thanks for all of the great seasoning suggestions!

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  2. Such a fun snack for little one and as an appetizer at parties! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I don't have tik tok but am glad I came across this recipe for your air fryer pasta chips. It intrigued me instantly and they came out so tasty!

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  4. I've been eyeing this pasta chips recipe and adding Indian blends does sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks Linda, Indian seasoning goes well with these pasta too

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  5. Oh my, this trend is all over my feed. And you've answered all my queries so well in advance. I have yet to try them tho.

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  6. Why have I never heard of this!? I feel like I've been living under a rock! What a fun recipe to try!!

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  7. Wow, love this vegan and gluten-free version of viral tiktok pasta fries. They look so addictive. Thanks for the detailed recipe.

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  8. There's hardly any house where pasta is not being cooked but this would hardly been tried by any. Pasta as a Crispy snack sounds really interesting and probably delicious.

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  9. Love this flavor variation to the original! I made these for a party and everyone devoured it!

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  10. I had no idea that these were a thing! I'm intrigued and need to try them soon. I love your healthier twist!

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  11. I'm another one who hasn't heard of this! They sound so fun and delicious. Gotta get the air fryer out!

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  12. I am hearing about Pasta chips for the first time. Can't wait to try another great recipe of yours. Loved the sauce recipe too.

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  13. Yes have been coming across fried pasta recipe and have been wondering if the pasta tastes crispy or a bit hard. I guess I'll have to try out the recipe to find out. Love how you've mixed in za'atar, just love the flavour.

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  14. I am unaware of this TikTok pasta trend and you have made it vegan GF and low carb, that's so awesome. The flavors sound so interesting and this is something so unique dish to make with pasta.
    Awesome share dear.

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  15. I have seen deep fried pasta chips on feed of some of my blogger friends, but these Air Fryer lentil pasta sounds absolutely healthy and flavorful with the Za'atar spice mix. Would love giving it a try.

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