Air Fryer Pasta Chips with Marinara and Ricotta Sauce

How To Make Air Fryer Pasta Chips with Marinara and Ricotta Sauce

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Have you heard of the latest viral food trend on TikTok? It’s air fryer pasta chips, and they are crispy, cheesy, and addictive. They are made by boiling your favorite pasta, tossing it with some oil, cheese, and spices, and then air frying it until golden and crunchy. You can eat them plain, or dip them in a homemade marinara and ricotta sauce for extra creaminess and flavor. They are a great snack or appetizer for any occasion, and they are super easy to make. Here’s how to make air fryer pasta chips with marinara and ricotta sauce in less than 30 minutes.


For this air fryer pasta chips recipe, you’ll need:

  • 8 oz of your favorite pasta (I used bowtie)
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce (I used Simple Truth organic)
  • 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
  • more garlic, salt, and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, according to the package directions, until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and add the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and garlic. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F and spray the basket with some cooking spray. Add the pasta in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket. You may need to work in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  4. Air fry the pasta for about 20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the pasta is golden and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  5. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the marinara sauce and stir in the ricotta cheese. Season with more garlic, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  6. Serve the air fryer pasta chips with the marinara and ricotta sauce on the side, and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • You can use any pasta shape you like for this air fryer pasta chips recipe, such as penne, fusilli, or rigatoni.
  • Any cheese you like instead of Parmesan, such as mozzarella, cheddar, or vegan cheese.
  • You can use any sauce you like instead of marinara, such as pesto, Alfredo, or barbecue.
  • Add some fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, or oregano, to the pasta or the sauce for more flavor and color.

Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Pasta Chips

  • They are a fun and creative way to use up leftover pasta or make a new snack from scratch.
  • They are a crispy and cheesy treat that’s perfect for dipping and sharing.
  • They are a quick and easy recipe that you can make with your air fryer and a few simple ingredients.
  • They are a delicious and satisfying snack that will please everyone, whether they’re kids or adults.

I hope you enjoy these air fryer pasta chips with marinara and ricotta sauce as much as I do. They are one of my favorite snacks to make, and they always disappear fast. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow me for more tips and recipes. Happy weekend! 😊