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. Just made these and I’m eating them right now! So yummy with homemade guacamole for lunch. =) Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Are you sure they are supposed to be put under the broiler for 5 minutes on each side?? I did that and they were charcoal before the first 5 minutes were up. I tried the second pan with the oven set to bak (not broil) at 450* and they were overdone after 5 minutes too…The third pan baked at 350* and turned out great. Maybe because I used whole wheat tortillas instead of white corn tortillas? Anyway, my fiance and I love chips and salsa, so this will be a great way to change things up once in a while. Thanks!

    1. Your oven must cook faster than ours! Or maybe your oven rack is closer? Just watch the chips closely. They do go fast once they are ready. Sorry about that!

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe. And one quick suggestion– if you cut the tortillas into strips instead of triangles, they’re easier to dip. Especially if you’re eating salsa out of a jar ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We don’t use cooking spray either. It might be a little more fatty, but I was thinking you could lightly brush them with some olive oil.

  4. I made these last night for the first time (I’ve always baked them and have never had success!). I love, love, love these!!! As did my kids and husband. Thank you!!!!

  5. These will go perfectly with our dinner for tomorrow night. I’ve been looking for a good tortilla chip recipe (just hate buying chips at the store). Thanks!

  6. These turned out great! I never thought to make tortilla chips myself, but I’ll be doing this more often from now on, especially since we can find great tortillas here in Texas.

  7. Kinda frustrated– maybe it has something to do with my toddler climbing onto the counter behind my back and knocking my medicine to the floor where I was unable to find it– but I set my timer for 3 minutes and the chips were black.

    Five minutes on the other side and they would’ve been on fire. *sigh*

    Try again.

  8. Round 2: Put under broiler for one minute. Flipped. Put under broiler again, set timer for one minute, and noticed long before the timer went off that the chips were about to burn. So my chips were more like 90 seconds total bake time, which put them on the verge of being black.

  9. 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?

  10. 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 ๐Ÿ™

  11. 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!

  12. 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 โ€“ 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.

  13. I don’t understand the comments about issues with “broiling” the chips. The recipe clearly states to BAKE at 350ยฐ for 10-12 min. Worked just fine for me!

  14. Hi. So I made these last week brushing 6 tortillas with avocado oil, then cut them into quarters & baked on two sheets, not overlapping, at 350 for about 13 min. They turned out well, some even too crunchy & about 2-3 that were a little chewy. Well I baked another batch tonight (and brushed with sunflower oil) and baked no more than 13 minutes and let cool on pan and ate an hour later and the entire batch was chewy! I had to throw them away. Any tips on how to avoid chewy chips? Not sure what changed except different oil. I put parchment paper on both pans this time and first batch used a silicone mat for one and parchment for the other. Thanks!

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