Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

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Tortilla chips are easy to make at home and so much better than store bought chips. These crisp and salty corn tortilla chips are baked and not fried, but you will never know. They are SO good!

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips on Plate

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.

Homemade tortillas are easy to make and we love this recipe because they are baked and not fried. These healthy tortilla chips are just as good as fried chips too! The oven crisps them up and they still have a nice salty kick!

How to Make Tortilla Chips

  • You can make tortilla chips from corn tortillas. We purchase corn tortillas from a local Mexican market, they are cheap and fresh. Feel free to use your favorite brand of corn tortillas. Blue corn tortillas are also good and make great chips.
  • 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 brush the chips with oil. You can also spray the chips with oil if that is easier. You do want the chips to be nicely coated so they will crisp up in the oven.
  • Place the chips in an even layer on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Make sure they are not overlapping.
  • Make sure you watch the chips closely. It doesn’t take them long in the oven and you don’t want them to burn.

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:

You can also use the chips to make nachos!

Making your own chips at home is easy, fun, and cheaper too. And kids love these easy homemade chips! Our boys are always asking if we can make homemade tortilla chips!

How to make tortilla chips

Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

These chips are made in the oven and are easy to make at home.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
6 minutes
Total Time
11 minutes

Ingredients

  • Corn tortillas
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil for brushing on tortillas
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush the tortillas lightly with oil. Make sure both sides are brushed. Place the tortillas in a stack and cut into triangles with a sharp knife.
  2. Place the tortilla triangles on two large baking sheets. Make sure they are in an even layer and aren't overlapping. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.
  3. Bake until golden brown and crisp, rotating the baking sheets once, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Cool completely, the chips will crisp up as they cool. Serve with guacamole, salsa, or eat them plain.
Making your own chips at home is easy, fun, and cheaper too. And kids love these easy homemade chips! Our boys are always asking if we can make homemade tortilla chips!
Tortilla chips are easy to make at home and so much better than store bought chips. These crisp and salty corn tortilla chips are baked and not fried, but you will never know. They are SO good!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I guess I’m two-and-a-half years late, but just found this today. I’d like to make these for a celebratory lunch we’re having in a few days (50th wedding anniversary): problem: won’t have time the morning of. Can these be made a day or two before or will they just turn limp. If they can be made in advance, how would I store them?

  2. i just want everyone to k now to NEVER LEAVE THIS UNATTENDED WHILE COOKING IT!!!! JUST had to call 911 because 3 min of high broil sent my oven up in flames 🙁

  3. I almost burnt down my house trying to do this! I followed the directions and turned it on to broil, sprayed/salted chips, and put in for 3 minutes. I took them out, turned them over, sprinkled more salt, and put back in. They weren’t in there for a full 2 more minutes when I smelled smoke. I turned the oven off and engaged in a full on freak out. The fire was big at first, so I let it sit in the oven while it was off and prayed to God nothing exploded. Then I got the courage, opened the oven, pulled the tray out, and ran directly outside where I dumped water on the remainder of the fire.
    I am sure that I am somehow at fault here for the fire (I usually do stupid things) but if there is ANYone out there that is anything like me (accident-prone) think twice before attempting this! I have a napping 10 month old and my heart is beating 5x normal speed right now. All because I wanted some chips to go with some leftover salsa I have at home. BAD IDEA!

    1. I am so sorry! We haven’t had a problem with our broiler. You do have to watch them closely. You can also bake them at 400 degrees. Again, watch them closely!

  4. I understand the need to use ‘pretty’ pictures on your site, but this is the second recipe (and I’ve only looked at two, so that’s 100%) that uses a picture that doesn’t accurately reflect the recipe. This one is clearly of square-cut chips, when your recipe says you cut them into triangles. The other recipe is the one for guacamole grilled cheese sandwiches – the recipe says to spread the guacamole onto the bread on top with the cheese, when the photo clearly shows that the bread has been topped with cheese, and guacamole spread onto it. I know I’m a stickler, but as an editor, I feel it’s important to illustrate your recipes accurately, since not all people learn in the same way; for some, the picture is as important as the text.

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