These crispy and unusual snacks are a real hit at parties. They are a nice alternative to the usual chips and pretzels. Use bow ties or your favorite pasta shapes when making this recipe.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse pasta under cold water. Pasta should be drained thoroughly of water.

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and fry about 1 cup of pasta at a time until golden. Drain on paper towels.

  • In large bowl, combine Parmesan, chili powder, garlic powder and dry mustard. Toss with drained pasta. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

69.3 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 15.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2004
Tasty little treats. Something different compared to potato chips. We sent some to our neighbors but got mixed reactions. The kids loved them though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2007
These were just okay seemed a little bizarre to me to have pasta as chips especially with all that seasoning in there. Wasn't impressed with them at all. Read More
(10)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2004
My family loved these especially my children. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2004
Tasty little treats. Something different compared to potato chips. We sent some to our neighbors but got mixed reactions. The kids loved them though. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2007
These were just okay seemed a little bizarre to me to have pasta as chips especially with all that seasoning in there. Wasn't impressed with them at all. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2010
made this for my kids and it definately didn't come out right I tripled the seasoning...which is a must and cooked it in batches of handfuls either it came out sticking to each other or burnt.. won't make this again Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2010
These were actually really good! They were a bit time consuming but nothing to deter me from making these again. However I found it near impossible to get the seasoning to stick to the pasta. I had to omit the dry mustard since I didn't have any on hand but I substituted a few other seasonings and it was delicious. I think I'll try to experiment with different pasta shapes and try to find a way to get the seasonings to stick. Thanks. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2005
I must have fried them for too long. they had a wierd chewy tough consistency. They were hard to eat. If fried right they would still not be fabulous- not enough flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2013
I made these over the weekend using some leftover rotini from another meal. We seasoned half of the pasta using the recipe above and half using just seasoned salt. I seasoned it right after removing the pasta from the skillet. We liked the seasoning salt better and it stuck better to the pasta. It made a nice crunchy snack although it is time-consuming. I think it would make a nice addition to a party snack mix using a variety of ingredients including nuts. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2014
I liked them but they certainly aren't the sort of thing that everyone will love. It's a lot like trying a new flavor of Doritos. I used shells which were great for eating but a bit difficult to fry. I also used grated Parmesan which had trouble sticking but the shells did a great job of catching the flavor. But the really important change was I dipped them in marinara sauce. That was fantastic! And this is a great thing to do with the large amount of pasta-based meals I find myself living off of. (Haha college student off the meal plan.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2018
It was great. I recommend using a small pot of oil instead of the 4 tablespoons listed that way many can be fried at a time. I used vegan parmesan it was wonderful. Read More