Pasta Chips

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 05, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Homemade pasta chips are so easy and simple to make with just two ingredients. They are a great alternative to tortillas when serving nachos and they make a great savory snack or appetizer. You can make a big batch in 30 minutes and they are a real crowd pleaser.

Pasta chips served as a base for nachos

Pasta Chips are incredibly easy to make. I finally decided to make a batch after enjoying them at Addison’s in Columbia, Missouri. They are the perfect base for my Italian Nachos or simply serve them with a tasty dip like Sour Cream or  a Creamy Jalapeño Dip.

Have you had pasta chips before? I have yet to find a place you can purchase them and have only found what I’d consider pasta crackers. They make a great alternative to tortilla chips if you are on the hunt for a new savory snack.

I love to serve up  few big bowls of these when we are having drinks for people to help themselves.

Ingredients for Pasta Chips

  • Pasta Noodles – Use your favorite noodles to make these chips. Pick a shape that will scoop well like farfalle or cut pappardelle.
  • Shortening or Oil – Shortening is used to fry the pasta to create the chips. It is a stable frying fat and works well. you can also use vegetable oil or lard.

How To Make Pasta Chips

  1. Boil – Prepare your noodles according to package directions.
  2. Prep – Meanwhile, heat shortening in a large pot on medium-high.
  3. Fry – Strain your noodles and fry a layer at a time, flipping them after a minute.
  4. Dry – Remove and allow to dry on a paper towel lined plate.

What Dips Can You Serve With Them?

These pasta chips are perfect to serve as an appetizer alongside all of your favorite dips. I like to choose a fairly large pasta that has a good surface area so they can scoop up all of the goodness! Try them with:

Tips

  • Season – You can amp up the pasta chips by seasoning them as soon as they are fried. You can simply sprinkle them with a little sea salt and cracked black pepper or you could easily add Homemade Taco Seasoning or a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
  • Fry the cooked noodles in batches – The noodles should be fried in a single layer so that they get nice and crispy, and flip them half way through so that they are evenly cooked.
  • It only takes about 3 minutes on each side to fry the noodles, so keep your eye on them as they are cooking so that they don’t burn.

How Long Do Pasta Chips Last?

These chips are best enjoyed on the day that you make them, but if you cook them so that they are really crispy, they will keep for two to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Leftovers make a great addition to a packed lunch!

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Pasta Chips

Julie Blanner
Homemade pasta chips are so easy and simple to make with just two ingredients. They are a great alternative to tortillas when serving nachos and they make a great savory snack or appetizer.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pasta noodles 1 bag of your favoite noodles
  • 1 cup shortening or oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your noodles according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat shortening in a large pot on medium-high.
  • Strain your noodles and fry a layer at a time, flipping them after a minute.
  • Remove and allow to dry on a paper towel lined plate.

Notes

  • Season - You can simply sprinkle them with a little sea salt and cracked black pepper or you could easily add Homemade Taco Seasoning or a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
  • Fry in batches - The noodles should be fried in a single layer so that they get nice and crispy, and flip them half way through so that they are evenly cooked.
  • Watch carefully - It only takes about 3 minutes on each side to fry the noodles, so keep your eye on them as they are cooking so that they don't burn.

Nutrition

Calories:306kcalCarbohydrates:31gProtein:5gFat:18gSaturated Fat:4gSodium:3mgPotassium:93mgFiber:1gSugar:1gCalcium:9mgIron:1mg
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