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Crispy Southwest Air Fryer Pasta Chips

These Crispy Air Fryer Pasta Chips have gone viral on TikTok and for good reason. This Southwest version takes it to a whole new level.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Pasta Chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 297kcal


  • Air Fryer or Oven



  • Boil pasta in salted water for 8-10 minutes until fully cooked, Strain and dry completly. Add pasta to a large bowl then toss with avocado oil and seasoning.
  • Spread pasta out on the trays and place in the air fryer to cook for about 15 minutes shaking and turning occationally every few minutes. You want to cook them as long as possible without burning them for maximum crispiness.
  • Once the pasta chips are crispy toss with fresh chopped cilantro and cotija cheese and a sqeeze of fresh lime. Serve with dipping suace of choice.


Serving size is about 1 cup of pasta chips.
Note* for best results don't overcrowd the pasta chips.cook in batches if needed.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg