Air Fried Rigatoni Cannoli Bites
These one-bite treats replace the traditional cannoli shell with air-fried al dente rigatoni. On their own, the pasta tubes might seem a little tough--but when stuffed with the lightly sweetened ricotta filling, they soften up a bit before popping into your mouth. The best way to fill them is to use a piping bag with a small tip, or fill a zip-top bag and trim a small piece off of one of the corners. These are best served shortly after filling.
Part-skim ricotta cheese
Mini semisweet chocolate chips
- Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, 12 to 13 minutes. Drain and coat well with nonstick spray.
- Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Place pasta in air fryer basket and air-fry until blistered all over the exterior, 6 to 8 minutes, shaking basket every 3 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 10 minutes (pasta will get crispier as it cools).
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir ricotta, honey, and chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in one bottom corner of bag (just large enough for chocolate chips to pass through). Pipe mixture into cooled rigatoni.
- Serving size: 3 pieces