Homemade Tortilla Chips

Wondering how to make homemade tortilla chips baked in an oven? All you need is 20 minutes, tortillas, olive oil, and salt. Ready?

Homemade Tortilla Chips Baked | How to make tortilla chips

Ready for an easy kitchen DIY that will make you feel super resourceful? These homemade tortilla chips are so fun to make and are the perfect project with family, friends, or kids! Pair them with our fire roasted tomato salsa–and maybe some margaritas–and you’ve got the perfect appetizer or snack. If you’re anything like me, with a margarita in hand you’re able to down a whole lot of tortilla chips! Why make homemade tortilla chips at all? They’re a little healthier, they taste great, and they’re just fun. Keep reading for how to make homemade tortilla chips!

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How to make homemade tortilla chips

How to make homemade tortilla chips

Alex and I love putting a healthy spin on recipes, so of course our homemade tortilla chips are baked, not fried. Also, because they’re homemade, they have none of the additives, preservatives and stabilizers that are in storebought tortilla chips. How to make homemade tortilla chips? Simply brush corn tortillas lightly with olive oil and use a pizza cutter to cut them into wedges. Sprinkle them with salt, and bake at 350F for about 15 minutes. That’s IT! It couldn’t be simpler.

What type of tortillas to use in these tortilla chips? Actually, we’ve found that certain brands of tortillas work best in this recipe. Try to avoid using tortillas that are a corn and wheat blend that are very thick: while these are delicious for tacos, they don’t tend to work well as tortilla chips because they are so thick. The best tortillas we’ve found to use for homemade tortilla chips are thin, authentic-style corn tortillas that are pliable and not overly dry. We like something like Mission brand for this recipe.

How to make homemade tortilla chips | Homemade tortilla chips baked

How to store homemade tortilla chips

These baked homemade tortilla chips are best eaten fresh from the oven, so we like to make them as close to serving as possible. However, if you want to make them ahead, you can store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Some tortilla brands might become very hard after baking, so again try to use a thinner tortilla for these chips.

Another great things about making tortilla chips at home is that the batch is smaller than those huge bags from the grocery store! This can help on portion control. As I mentioned above, when I have a margarita in hand, I have a hard time limiting the chips. Having less of them around is helpful (for me at least)!

Homemade tortilla chips baked

How to dip these homemade tortilla chips

How to dip these baked homemade tortilla chips? We’ll let you decide, but here are a few of our favorite dips:

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Outside of these baked homemade tortilla chips, here are a few of our favorite healthy snacks:

This recipe is…

This homemade tortilla chips recipe is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips (Baked)


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

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Wondering how to make homemade tortilla chips baked in an oven? All you need is 20 minutes, tortillas, olive oil, and salt. Ready?


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Ingredients

  • 12 corn tortillas (for best results use thin, authentic-style corn tortillas that are pliable and not overly dry; we like Mission brand)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush the tortillas with olive oil on both sides. Use a pizza cutter to cut them into 8 wedges per tortilla.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chips on the sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 15 minutes and check if they are crisp; if not, bake a few minutes more. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: homemade tortilla chips, homemade tortilla chips baked, how to make homemade tortilla chips, snacks, healthy snacks, chips, homemade chips

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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