Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they’re healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Oven Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

Can you bake tortillas into chips? Absolutely!

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make baked tortilla chips at home, you’re going to be surprised just how easy it is! And fast, too.

These baked corn tortilla chips are ready in 20 minutes and are healthier than their fried counterparts with just as much crunch.

Of course, they’re not greasy either making them a better solution for when you think you’re just going to have “a couple chips and salsa.” Because as we all know, it’s never quite that easy to have that much willpower! Low-fat tortilla chips for the win! 

The other bonus is that you will put any leftover tortillas you have laying around to perfect use. 

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Ingredients in Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

For this recipe, you need very few ingredients. Namely just 5 ingredients, and that includes the salt!

Get out your:

  • Oil (avocado, vegetable, canola, sunflower, grapeseed, olive)
  • Garlic powder
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Salt
  • Corn tortillas

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

How to Make Tortilla Chips

When I say it’s easy to make tortilla chips, I mean it’s easy. Here’s a look at how to make chips out of tortillas: 

  1. Slice corn tortillas into wedges.
  2. Whisk together the oil with the garlic and chipotle chili powders and the salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add tortilla wedges and use your hands to coat them evenly with the mixture.
  4. Arrange the coated tortillas on a baking sheet trying not to allow them to overlap.
  5. Bake for about 18 minutes total, flipping over 10 minutes to ensure they crisp up nicely for you.
  6. Allow them to cool before serving them with your favorite salsa, guac, dips, you name it.

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

What Kind of Oil Is Best for Homemade Tortilla Chips?

I used avocado oil for the tortilla chips because of its neutral flavor and high smoke point. However, you can use an alternate oil such as vegetable, canola, sunflower, grapeseed, or even olive oil.

What Kind Of Tortillas Are Best for Tortilla Chips?

I recommend using corn rather than flour tortillas. The flavor will just not be the same, at all, with flour. Use small corn tortillas, about 5 to 6 inches in diameter.

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Flavor Variations for Baked Tortilla Chips

Now that you know how to make tortilla chips, the sky is really the limit when it comes to flavoring them. 

You can use any combination of the spices I used, as well as try incorporating:

  • Onion powder
  • Tajin
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Taco seasoning
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnishing
  • Cinnamon and sugar (for sweet chips)
  • Cinnamon and sugar with a pinch of salt (for a salty-sweet combo)

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

How to Store Homemade Tortilla Chips 

Store the oven baked corn tortilla chips in an airtight container at room temperature. If using a zip-top bag, try to squeeze as much excess air out of it before sealing. 

How Long Do Tortilla Chips Last? 

Homemade tortilla chips will last up to five days, noting that they’ll become slightly stale over time. 

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips — Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Tips for the Best Tortilla Chips

Because these are baked and not fried, I recommend that you don’t allow the tortilla wedges to touch each other on the baking sheet. Crowding them will prevent them from crisping up as much and while some slight overlapping is fine, try to prevent it.

If your tortillas are older and slightly stale, that’s actually better rather than super fresh ones out of the package. However, those will be fine too if that’s what you have.

The chips will stay crispy and fresh for about 5 days at room temp. Just make sure they’re stored in an airtight container.

What to Serve with Tortilla Chips

Baked homemade tortilla chips pair perfectly with any number of sauces and dips. Or, you can turn them into loaded nachos!

Here are some great dips for pairing with your corn tortilla chips:

I’ve shared even more dips for tortilla chips below the recipe card!

 

Baked Tortilla Chips - Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!
Yield: 4

How to Make Tortilla Chips

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Making tortilla chips at home is FAST and EASY! Ready in just 20 minutes. These are BAKED not fried so they're healthier, too! Perfect for salsa, guac, or anytime you need tortilla chips!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or another oil including vegetable, canola, sunflower, grapeseed, olive)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for garnishing if desired
  • 8 small (5 to 6 inch) corn tortillas, each cut into 6 triangular wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray a half sheet pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper or a Silpat; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, whisk together the oil with the garlic and chipotle chili powders and the salt.* (See Notes for Flavor Variation Ideas)
  3. Add the tortillas and use your hands to very gently toss to coat evenly.
  4. Arrange the tortillas on the prepared baking sheet, taking care to prevent them from touching and overlapping. A little overlapping is fine, but too much and they won't bake evenly and crisp up.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes on the first side, flip, and bake for about 8 minutes on the second side, or until done. All ovens, tortillas, the oil used, the sheet pan, etc. vary so bake until done in your oven, making sure to keep a close eye on them so they don't burn.
  6. Allow to cool and before serving. Optionally, garnish with additional salt if desired and to taste. Chips will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.

Notes

*The sky is really the limit when it comes to homemade tortilla chips. 

You can use any combination of the spices I used, as well as try incorporating:

  • Onion powder
  • Tajin
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Taco seasoning
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnishing
  • Cinnamon and sugar (for sweet chips)
  • Cinnamon and sugar with a pinch of salt (for a salty-sweet combo)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 748mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

Easy Dips for Tortilla Chips: 

Now that you know how to make chips out of tortillas, it’s time to get dipping! Below are some of my favorite dips for homemade baked tortilla chips. 

Cheesy Baked Mexican Corn Dip — A hot corn dip reminiscent of Mexican street corn!! Creamy, cheesy, spiked with lime juice, chili powder, and a serrano chile or jalapeno for a touch of heat!

The BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip — This baked spinach artichoke dip is rich, creamy, and it’s a crowd FAVORITE sure to disappear at parties!! It’s so cheesy thanks to both mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses!

BLT Dip— This cheesy BLT dip is loaded with two types of cheese, bacon, fresh tomatoes, and more! It’s perfect for holiday parties and tailgating and is SO easy to make! 

Beef Queso Dip — Caramelized onions, ground beef, taco seasoning, and CHEESE in this EASY queso dip everyone loves!! Great for game days, PARTIES, holidays, and events!!

Restaurant-Style Salsa — This easy salsa recipe is a blessing and a curse. Because chips and salsa. The more you have, the more you want. But lucky you, this salsa recipe will teach you how to make salsa at home in just a few minutes in the blender, so you’ll never run out!

Restaurant-Style Salsa recipe

Easy Pineapple Salsa — This pineapple salsa recipe is made with frozen pineapple chunks, bell peppers, Roma tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice. It’s so quick to make and pairs well with grilled chicken, tacos, fish, and more!

 Pineapple Salsa in blue bowl

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar — Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

Spicy Chorizo Queso – No processed cheese in this EASY cheese dip that’s ready in 20 minutes!! Wonderfully spicy thanks to the chorizo! Great appetizer for holiday entertaining, parties, and game days!

Spicy Chorizo Queso

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