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Buffalo Rigatoni Pasta Chips

Fulfill all of your snack cravings with these spicy, crunchy air-fried pasta chips! Tangy buffalo sauce pairs with cayenne pepper for a spicy bite, all wrapped in a fun rigatoni shape!

Tasty Team
Total Time

30 minutes

30 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Total Time

30 minutes

30 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups dried rigatoni (300 g), cooked according to package instructions and drained, still warm
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ranch dressing, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 186
  • Fat 3g
  • Carbs 31g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cayenne, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the warm rigatoni with the buffalo sauce, butter, and half of the spice mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 390˚F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta to the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes, tossing every 2–3 minutes and watching carefully to avoid burning, until the pasta is beginning to brown and crisp.
  5. In the same medium bowl, toss the pasta chips with the remaining spice mixture until well coated. Let the pasta cool slightly before serving, about 5 minutes. The pasta will continue to crisp as it cools.
  6. Serve the pasta chips with ranch dressing for dipping.
  7. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups dried rigatoni (300 g), cooked according to package instructions and drained, still warm
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ranch dressing, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 186
  • Fat 3g
  • Carbs 31g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cayenne, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the warm rigatoni with the buffalo sauce, butter, and half of the spice mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 390˚F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta to the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes, tossing every 2–3 minutes and watching carefully to avoid burning, until the pasta is beginning to brown and crisp.
  5. In the same medium bowl, toss the pasta chips with the remaining spice mixture until well coated. Let the pasta cool slightly before serving, about 5 minutes. The pasta will continue to crisp as it cools.
  6. Serve the pasta chips with ranch dressing for dipping.
  7. Enjoy!

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