Homemade Tortilla Chips

How to make crispy Tortilla Chips at home

by Julia Kholodovska
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Tortillas are slightly brushed with oil and sprinkled with salt, and then baked in the oven, that’s all! Super quick and easy snack, it just can’t be easier. Get guacamole, salsa, or your other favorite dips, and enjoy these crispy chips right out of the oven! Ready in just 20 minutes. Moreover, as these homemade tortilla chips are oven-baked, we don’t need tons of oil as for deep-fried chips. It is a healthier alternative to store-bought chips, and is also super delicious and crispy!

Homemade Tortilla Chips served with white sauce

What we will need to make Homemade Tortilla Chips

You will need only 3 ingredients to make these crispy homemade Tortilla Chips:

  • Tortillas. You can use either corn tortillas or flour tortillas. For a gluten-free version, check out our recipe on how to make gluten-free tortillas.
  • Olive oil. We only need 2 tbsp of olive oil to make the chips crispy.
  • Salt. Additionally, you can add chili powder, cumin, or onion powder for flavor.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

How to make Tortilla Chips at home

  • Cut the Tortillas. Cut tortillas into triangles using a pizza cutter.
  • Add oil and salt. Brush the tortillas slightly with oil on both sides. Then, arrange triangles on a baking sheet in one layer, and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake. Bake for about 15 minutes or until chips turn golden (rotate the baking sheet for even baking after the first 8 minutes), just remember to watch them or set the timer :)

Homemade Tortilla Chips in a serving tray

How to store

Homemade tortilla chips can be stored in a ziplock bag or airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. The best served on the same day, they were baked. If the chips began to lose crispiness while storing, place them into the baking sheet and transfer them to the oven at 350F for a few minutes.

Common Questions about the Homemade Tortilla Chips

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Sure! Use gluten-free tortillas instead of regular tortillas. You can find gluten-free tortillas at most grocery stores or make your own using a gluten-free flour blend.
Can I use other types of oil instead of olive oil?
Yes, you can use other types of oil such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil, depending on your preference.
How do I make my tortilla chips crispy?
To make crispy tortilla chips in the oven, brush the tortillas lightly with oil, sprinkle with salt and any desired seasonings, and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, flipping the chips over halfway through the cooking time.
Are tortilla chips made from flour or corn tortillas?
Tortilla chips are traditionally made from corn tortillas, but they can also be made from flour tortillas. You can choose your favorite tortillas for this recipe.
What's the difference between corn chips and tortilla chips?
Corn chips and tortilla chips are both made from masa, but corn chips are typically thicker and sturdier and have a stronger corn flavor, while tortilla chips are thinner, lighter, and often seasoned with salt and other spices. And corn chips are usually fried in oil, while tortilla chips can be baked or fried.

Crispy oven-baked Tortilla Chips

Homemade Tortilla Chips are not only easy to make, but they’re also a great way to use up leftover tortillas that might otherwise go to waste. Plus, by making your own chips, you can control the amount of oil and salt that goes into them, making them a healthier alternative to store-bought chips. And since they’re so easy to customize with different spices and seasonings, you can create a unique flavor profile that’s sure to please everyone in your family. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy snack, give these homemade tortilla chips a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Try these crispy homemade tortillas with sour cream dip, guacamole, salsa, red bean hummus, or sunflower seed pesto, you’ll like it a lot!

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Homemade Tortilla Chips served with white sauce

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4.7/5
( 14 voted )
Prep Time: Cooking Time: Total Time:
Cuisine: Yield: 4 servings
Calories for Serving: 272 kcal 7 fat
These homemade tortilla chips are baked in the oven and are healthier than store-bought or deep-fried ones. It's super quick and easy snack that just can't be easier. Get guacamole, salsa, or your other favorite dips, and enjoy these crispy chips right out of the oven!

Ingredients

  • 12 tortillas (corn or flour)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles using a pizza cutter.
  3. Brush the tortillas slightly with oil on both sides.
  4. Arrange triangles on a baking sheet in one layer,and sprinkle with salt. Bake for about 15 minutes or until chips turn golden (rotate the baking sheet for even baking after first 8 minutes).
  5. Serve with guacamole, salsa or other sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal Fat: 9.1g Saturated Fat: 1.3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 91mg Carbohydrate: 32.1g Fiber: 4.5g Sugar: 0.6g Protein: 4.1g Calcium: 58mg Iron: 1mg Potassium: 134mg
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