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A Fun, Creative, and Crispy Appetizer to Serve at Your Next Event!

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A Fun, Creative, and Crispy Appetizer to Serve at Your Next Event!

What makes a party unforgettable? 

A table full of irresistible appetizers! These pasta chips are bound to be a fan favorite for your next event! 

 Table & Thyme is dedicated to creating unmatched elevated catering experiences for a variety of events ranging from anniversary parties to weddings to baby showers! Over the years, there are some practices we’ve noticed yield more successful results when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere and making guests feel the excitement of the event at every moment. 

We adore sharing our experiences and snapshots from some of the events we cater in our blog and our grazing table gallery, but we are also passionate about helping others create unforgettable experiences as well. That’s why we share some of our insider tips and tricks for planning and executing high-end experiences!  

When working on a number of events, it can be easy for menu items and ideas to become stagnant and routine, which contradicts the goal of making each and every event a unique experience! To avoid this, keeping up with the latest event trends and engaging with others in the event planning community is a great way to find inspiration and new ideas to incorporate into your events! 

With short form media growing in popularity on sites like Tik Tok and Instagram, we are seeing new trends blow up overnight and at a much higher frequency than ever before. This year alone, there have been so many food and event related trends on Tik Tok that one cannot even name them all! Several of these trends revolved around the creation of delicious, gourmet appetizers right from the comfort of your own home! We shared our experience with the viral Baked Feta Pasta, and now we’d like to share another fun appetizer to try: pasta chips! 


A Fun, Creative, and Crispy Appetizer to Serve at Your Next Event! Pasta Chips Recipe

Trying Tik Tok’s Viral Pasta Chips with Zesty Marinara Sauce 

There’s a reason this idea became so popular online, and it’s because these crispy bites are not only incredibly quick and easy to make, but they are also absolutely delicious and can be customized for whatever flavor you happen to be craving! For the purpose of simplicity and to give you a general understanding of how to make this tempting appetizer, we are sharing a mild-flavoring combination made of seasoned bread crumbs and paired with marinara sauce. This amplifies the crunch factor and also makes this recipe incredibly easy if using pre-made ingredients! For more inspiration and recipe guides for other flavors such as Parmesan, ranch, and even Buffalo, be sure to read to the end of the article!


A Fun, Creative, and Crispy Appetizer to Serve at Your Next Event!

How to Make Easy and Crispy Pasta Chips

These pasta chips are quick and easy to whip together and easily adjusted to meet your flavor needs. Perfect for a night in with friends and family or as a fun appetizer at your next event! This recipe, as well as the Tik Tok trend, bakes these chips in an air fryer to achieve the perfect crisp. If you don’t have an air fryer, an oven or even an oil fryer can achieve the same results! This recipe will include advice on those methods as well! 


  • 16 oz Penne pasta
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Marinara sauce 


Prepare the Pasta

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and pour into large bowl.
  2. Stir the flour into the pasta.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and water. Pour over the pasta and stir.
  4. In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs. Stir into the pasta.

Bake the Pasta

If using an air fryer 

  1. Place the seasoned pasta into the air fryer and bake for 10-15 minutes at around 400℉, making sure to check and stir every 5 minutes to avoid sticking and burning. 

If using an oil fryer

  1. Fill a Fry Daddy  with the oil and heat to 400℉.
  2. Once the oil is ready, add the pasta a spoonful at a time to the oil and cook in small batches. Each batch should cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove pasta with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

If using an oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 375℉ and place seasoned pasta on a lined baking sheet. 
  2. Once the oven is preheated, bake the pasta for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 

Serve the Pasta Chips

  1. Garnish with fresh parsley flakes, if desired, and serve with marinara sauce.

Explore New Fun Flavors on Tik Tok!

As we mentioned before, there are so many possibilities of how to season and prepare your pasta chips that the list is truly endless! Now that you have the basics down with our own personal recipe, here are a few other flavors that may tempt you or inspire you to put on your chef hat tonight for some crunchy and flavorful fun! 



#pastachips are my new favorite chips! They’re so good and make the best appetizer! #pastatiktok #summertime

♬ Music Food (Director Cut Mix) - Chad



Viral Pasta Chips: Buffalo Edition 😋 #thegoldenbalance

♬ Spongebob - Dante9k




Here’s another variation of #pastachips - salt and vinegar flavor! You have to use more vinegar than you’d think! Perfect for dipping! #pastatiktok #

♬ Music Food (Director Cut Mix) - Chad




Pasta Chips Trend in our New Airfryer!😋 #fyp #foodislife #foodie #airfryer #hosome #pastachips

♬ Unconditional - Dillon Francis & 220 KID

We hope you have found inspiration and that you get a chance to try these tasty snacks. These pasta chips are the perfect appetizer to warm the spirits of party-goers and event guests, so if you try your hand at them, be sure to let us know by sharing your experience with us! Also, be sure to follow us on Tik Tik @tableandthyme to stay connected! 


A Fun, Creative, and Crispy Appetizer to Serve at Your Next Event!


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