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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

I posted our edamame guacamole recipe this week and mentioned that we made homemade baked tortilla chips to go with our guacamole. Well, I received several emails and comments from readers wanting to know how we made our chips. So today is your lucky day, I am sharing our simple recipe for baked tortilla chips.

We purchase corn tortillas from a local Mexican market, they are cheap and fresh. We cut the tortillas into triangles. We like a strong, big chip for dipping, so we cut the taco size tortillas into four large triangles. If you want smaller chips, just cut them smaller. No frying is necessary, we lightly spray the chips with cooking spray, sprinkle them with salt, and bake them until they are crisp.

These chips are easy to make and much better for you than fried tortilla chips. Homemade baked tortilla chips are perfect for dipping. We love eating them with:

Edamame Guacamole
Mango Salsa
Black Bean Salsa
Guacamole Dip
Cilantro Lime Hummus

Making your own chips at home is easy, fun, and cheaper too. Enjoy!

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips


1 small package of white corn tortillas, taco size, cut into triangles
Cooking spray-we use a canola oil spray
Salt-to taste


1. Preheat the broiler to high. Put corn tortilla triangles on a large baking sheet. Don't overlap the chips. If you want to make a large batch, fill a second pan and only bake one at a time.

2. Spray the triangles lightly with cooking spray. Turn over triangles and spray again. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.

3. Bake in the oven for about 3-4 minutes. Turn chips over and bake for another five minutes, or until chips are golden brown and crisp. Make sure you don't go too far while the chips are in the oven. They will bake quickly!

4. Cool and serve with guacamole, salsa, or eat them plain.

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108 Responses to “Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe”

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  1. Lori — May 21, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    I love making my own tortilla chips, but I must admit yours turn out much prettier than mine. :) So nicely browned and crispy!

  2. Kalynskitchen — May 21, 2010 @ 5:20 am

    Your chips look great. I’ve made baked tortilla chips from brown rice tortillas too, for a lower-glycemic version. They’re on the crispy side, but they work well for thin dips.

  3. Amanda — May 21, 2010 @ 5:24 am

    This could not have come at a better time! My family is having taco night tonight and homemade guac and these chips sound delicious :)

  4. A&N — May 21, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    We do the same thing! and it works out so much bettter. Cheaper, healthier and faster, don’t you think!

  5. We love home made tortilla chips, especially crispy & straight from the oven 😉

  6. deeba — May 21, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    Great post Maria … they sound so good!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 21, 2010 @ 6:22 am

    Delicious! As usual, your photos are just lovely. :)

  8. Margaret — May 21, 2010 @ 6:26 am


  9. DessertForTwo — May 21, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    We buy a bag of tortilla chips almost every week. I would love to make them healthier! Thanks! We’ll be putting them to good use for sure!

  10. kat — May 21, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    Great idea, we’ve done fried ones but this has to be healthier

  11. Becky O. — May 21, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I was hoping you would post this recipe. They just look so perfect. What’s the name of the Mexican market? I’d love to stop by.

    • twopeas replied: — May 21st, 2010 @ 8:36 am

      Becky-we go to a couple Mexican markets in Salt Lake City. One is on State Street and about 900 S. It has a yellow sign. The other one is on 900 W and maybe 100 S? Sorry I don’t know the names. They are both really cheap. Check them out sometime.

  12. Rosa — May 21, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    A great idea!



  13. Jen @ How To: Simplify — May 21, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    I’ve always wanted to make my own tortilla chips. You’ve just inspired me!

  14. Krista — May 21, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    yay! I was going to ask you for this recipe! Thanks for posting – they look delicious!

    • twopeas replied: — May 21st, 2010 @ 8:37 am

      Kalyn-I will have to try the brown rice tortillas, sound good to me.

  15. Eliana — May 21, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    You are so right – baked tortillas are so much better than the fried kind :)

  16. Cookin' Canuck — May 21, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    I haven’t made my own tortilla chips for a long time and really need to get back to doing so. I have always brushed them with olive oil, but am interested to try the cooking spray.

  17. Erica — May 21, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    I LOVE home making chips. There is seriously nothing like them! And using local tortillas? I bet that just added to the awesome-ness. Hope you and Josh have a wonderful weekend

  18. I was hoping you’d post this—can’t wait to try! I love tortilla chips in general so a healthier version would be great for me :)

  19. Jenny Flake — May 21, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    Mmmmm, I’d love this for lunch today with the avocados I will be making guacamole with!!

  20. pickycook — May 21, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    thank you for reminding me of homemade tortilla chips. i have made them a couple times and they are so amazingly simple & yummy. i think i need to make them with dinner tonight.

  21. Joanne — May 21, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    I always love to find ways to make processed food at home! These look delicious and way better for you than store-bought!

  22. Mags — May 21, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    That sounds easy enough! I can’t wait to try these. Beautiful photo!

  23. Memoria — May 21, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    I love making my own tortilla chips especially when I make the tortillas as well. Your tortilla chips look fantastic.

  24. Krista — May 21, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    Thanks so much for posting these!!! I’ve done the deep-fried ones, but not the baked. These look delicious even if they are healthy. 😉

  25. Weekend Cowgirl — May 21, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    I will for sure make these as I loved the baked and not fried! Thanks.

  26. Jen L. — May 21, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Those look great! We always throw ours in the deep fryer, but I’m going to make some of these tonight to go with our burritos. They’ll be much better for us!

  27. grace — May 21, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    these are great, but i just need a spoon for that edamole. if a spoon’s unavailable, i’ll just use my fingers. true story. :)

  28. Erica Lea — May 21, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    These look delicious and crisp. I wonder if I can locate some corn tortillas…

  29. Pam — May 21, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    We make these all the time. They are so much tastier than store bought and MUCH healthier.

  30. polwig — May 21, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    These seem so easy to make and I love it how you baked them not fired them.

  31. Manggy — May 22, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    I should give these a try – once I start with those fried things, I can’t stop 😉

  32. Megan — May 22, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    Oh wow, that’s way easier than I thought it would be. I might have to give it a try!

  33. Tracey — May 22, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    These look so good Maria! I love tortilla chips and it’s been ages since I made my own at home.

  34. megan — May 23, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    tastier and fresher! Love these.

  35. Dana — May 23, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    I made some of these for a Mexican dinner a few weeks ago and people went crazy over them! I brushed them with olive oil that was sprinkled with a little bit of smoked paprika and lots of salt. I was just cleaning out my freezer and found some corn tortillas. Time to make some!

  36. ivoryhut — May 23, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    So simple! Beats some store-bought brands that are loaded with artificial flavors. I’ll have to make these the next time I whip up a batch of salsa or guacamole.

  37. sweetlife — May 23, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    we love to make these, and your dip is fab…


  38. Jennifer — May 23, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    homemade tortilla chips rock!!! I always tend to over bake mine though, they sure do crisp within the blink of an eye! yours are PERFECT!

  39. These are awesome, so easy!

  40. Amanda — May 25, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    Yum! I’ve done this before but it’s been a long time, thanks for the reminder!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I had to remove your blog from my blog roll :(:( It wouldn’t work, it never pulled up your posts. So I’ve subscribed via email, but my readers won’t be able to see you. This started a while back when you switched to WP. If you know of a solution, let me know!

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