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Baked Tortilla Chips

You just need 3 ingredients to make these homemade baked tortilla chips! They're crisp and delicious and can be ready in minutes. Perfect to enjoy with a dip, with cheese, or alone as a crunchy snack. You'll never go back to store brands when you can make tortilla chips this easily at home.

a white loaf pan filled with tortilla chips on a silver tray next to green salsa.

This homemade tortilla chip recipe is one I've had in my recipe files for years. These baked chips are made with tortillas, olive oil (or oil spray), and salt.

I make them all the time to serve with a big bowl of chili or to go with a bowl of soup.

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Homemade tortilla chips are so easy to make and they're made with just 3 ingredients!
  • With this easy baked tortilla chips recipe you can make as many or as few tortilla chips as you would like.
  • Feel free to use flour tortillas, corn tortillas, or even whole wheat tortillas. If you would like to make low carb tortilla chips, just use low carb tortillas.
  • Store-bought tortilla chips can't compare to the fresh flavor and texture of homemade.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

You only need three ingredients to make homemade tortilla chips:

  • Tortillas: Use homemade or store-bought flour tortillas.
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this homemade tortilla chip recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Salt: For flavor. Feel free to leave it out if you would like to make unsalted tortilla chips.

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How To Make This Recipe

Step 1: Stack the tortillas in one pile.

a stack of flour tortillas next to a knife and a bowl of olive oil.

Step 2: Using a sharp knife, cut into 6 equal-sized wedges.

tortillas cut into wedges on a brown cutting board.

Step 3: Arrange the tortilla wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of each tortilla wedge with olive oil and place back on the baking sheet. Try not to let the tortilla wedges overlap, otherwise they won't crisp. Sprinkle a pinch or two of salt over the tops of the tortilla wedges.

cut tortillas on a baking sheet.

Step 4: Place the tray in the oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes. At around the 4 minute mark, rotate the tray so that the tortilla wedges brown evenly. The chips are done when they are dry and very lightly browned.

Step 5: Remove the tray from the oven. When cool enough to handle, remove the tortilla chips from the tray and enjoy. If you are not eating them all right away, they can be stored in an airtight container or zip topped bag.

These homemade tortilla chips are the absolute best! They are so inexpensive to make and are a great way to use up leftover tortillas. They can be made so quickly and easily, you can make a small batch whenever a craving hits.

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a plate of tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa next to a bowl of cherry tomatoes.

Expert Tips

  • You can use an oil spray instead of olive oil. Personally, I like the taste and texture of the chips that have been brushed with oil better and find them to be crisper.
  • The tortillas I use are not thin. If you use very thin tortillas, the chips will not need to bake as long. Check them after about 5 minutes to see if they are done.
  • Feel free to add your favorite spices or seasonings to your tortilla chips. I love adding Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic powder.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Serve With Baked Tortilla Chips?

Although oven baked tortilla chips are wonderful for snacking on their own, you might like to enjoy them with these fantastic recipes:
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Baba Ganoush

How Long Can You Store Homemade Tortilla Chips?

Baked chips are best eaten the same day. You can eat them 1-2 days later but they just won't be as crispy.

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You just need 3 ingredients to make these homemade baked tortilla chips! They're crisp and delicious and can be ready in minutes. Perfect to enjoy with a dip, with cheese, or alone as a crunchy snack. You'll never go back to store brands when you can make tortilla chips this easily at home. | One Dish Kitchen

Baked Tortilla Chips | Small Batch

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: tortilla chips
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 3 flour tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Stack the tortillas in one pile and using a sharp knife, cut into 6 equal sized wedges.
    stack of fresh tortilla cut into eight slices like a pizza
  • Arrange the tortilla wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of each tortilla wedge with olive oil and place back on the baking sheet. 
    tortilla wedges placed on a baking pan ready to go into the oven
  • Sprinkle a pinch or two of salt over the tops of the tortilla wedges.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes. After about 4 minutes, rotate the tray so that the tortilla wedges brown evenly.
  • Remove the tray from the oven. When cool enough to handle, remove the tortilla chips from the tray and enjoy.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • You can use an oil spray instead of olive oil. Personally, I like the taste and texture of the chips that have been brushed with oil better and find them to be crisper.
  • The tortillas I use are not thin. If you use very thin tortillas, you might need to take them out of the oven sooner than 8 minutes.
  • Feel free to add your favorite spices or seasonings to your tortilla chips. I love adding Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 10mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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3 thoughts on “Baked Tortilla Chips”

  1. Hi, made these. Yum. But I am lazy, I oiled all the tortillas, then stacked and cut. Love all the recipes I’ve tried. Thank you for making cooking for one ( just me ) so much easier. I hate cutting down recipes and hoping I did it cirrectly and it comes out edible. 🌷💜

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