I was pleasantly surprised that one can “make” Air Fryer Pasta apart from boiling it! I had to try it, and it is simply the best. Since then, I have made several crunchy pasta in the air fryer for my family.

The recipe brings a unique twist to your pasta nights, offering a crispy and deliciously different way to enjoy your favorite pasta dishes. Perfect for those looking to try something new and exciting!

Ingredients for the Air Fryer Pasta

  • 2 cups of your favorite pasta (penne, fusilli, or farfalle work great)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grounded Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Optional: Grated Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs for garnish

How to make the Air Fryer Pasta

  1. Cook Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package instructions until it’s al dente. Drain and let it cool slightly.
  2. Season: In a bowl, toss the cooked pasta with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning until evenly coated.
  3. Air Fry: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Spread the seasoned pasta in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the pasta is crispy and golden.
  4. Serve: Remove the pasta from the air fryer and, if desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

Tips for the perfect Pasta in the air fryer

  • Ensure the pasta is dry before seasoning and air frying for the best crispiness.
  • Experiment with different seasonings and herbs to match the pasta with your main dish.
  • For a heartier meal, consider adding cooked protein such as chicken, shrimp, or tofu to the pasta before air frying.

Conclusion

This crunchy pasta recipe is a game-changer for pasta enthusiasts looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy their favorite dish. It’s quick, easy, and offers a delightful crispy texture that’s sure to please. This recipe is a must-try as a unique side dish or a base for a more elaborate meal!

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