Cook pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water. Drain; rinse with cold water. Cut pasta into squares. Pat dry with paper towels.
Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, heat about 1-inch of oil over medium heat until 375 degrees F. Working in batches, fry pasta for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining pasta. Keep cooked chips warm in a 200 degrees F oven while frying the remaining chips.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Layer half of the fried pasta on an oven-safe serving platter or baking sheet. Top with half of the cheeses. Top with remaining chips and remaining cheeses. Stir together sausage and pasta sauce. Spoon over pasta layers. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with basil. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper, if desired.