Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Baked tortilla chips on baking sheet with salsa and guacamole.

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are made using store-bought corn tortillas. Just cut them into wedges, season them with Mexican spices, spray with oil & bake for a perfectly crispy, dippable chip!

I’m always on the hunt for ways to enjoy MORE food while staying somewhat guilt free (see here and here). I’ve seen suggestions of using sliced jicama or carrots as dippers for your salsa or guacamole, but I can’t quite trick myself into actually thinking of that as a treat. Instead, I enjoy these baked tortilla chips.

They’re SO easy to make at home and so much better for you than deep-fried chips. For around 120 calories, you can enjoy 16 of them. *Bonus*… they taste good, like REALLY good!

We start off using just store bought corn tortillas. Cut them into wedges or strips and lightly spray with olive oil. Then, they’re spiced up with a combination of smoky chili powder, cumin and lime zest. They bake up nice and sturdy, perfect for hearty dips. Also, if you happen to be on a low sodium diet, you can definitely control the amount of salt added.

Cut tortilla wedges on baking sheet ready to go in oven.

I’d strongly suggest using a Silpat or parchment paper to line your baking sheet. It makes for super easy clean up. Also, if you’ve got a convection oven, turn that on as well. The circulation of air is another great way to boost the crispiness of your chips. Of course, if you don’t have a Silpat or convection, you’ll still get great chips, just be sure to rotate your pan halfway through cooking, and perhaps even flip the chips over halfway through the cooking process as well.

How To Make Baked Tortilla Chips from Scratch

  • Cut tortillas into wedges or strips
  • Spray with oil
  • Season with salt or spice mixture
  • Bake at 350-degrees for 8 minutes
  • Flip
  • Bake for additional 8 minutes

What Temperature to Bake Tortilla Chips

  • Bake tortilla chips in a 350-degree oven for 16 minutes, flipping halfway through.

How To Store Baked Tortilla Chips

  • Store your homemade tortilla chips in an airtight container after they have cooled completely.

How Long Do Baked Tortilla Chips Last?

  • Homemade tortilla chips will last for up to a week. You can also reheat tortilla chips in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Dips for Homemade Tortilla Chips

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe

 

Baked tortilla chips on baking sheet with salsa and guacamole.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked tortilla chips, healthier tortilla chips, tortilla chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Erin @ Platings & Pairings
These Baked Tortilla Chips are made using store-bought corn tortillas. Just cut them into wedges, season them with Mexican spices, spray with oil and bake for a perfectly crispy, dippable chip!
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Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package corn tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut each tortilla into wedges or strips and arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet coated with olive oil spray. (I like to first line my cookie sheet with a Silpat to get the chips extra crisp)
    Cut tortilla wedges on baking sheet ready to go in oven.
  3. Combine the cumin, chili powder, lime zest and salt in a small bowl.
    Spice blend for baked tortilla chips.
  4. Spray the top of each chip with a light coating of olive oil spray. (This will help brown the chips and allow your spices to stick)
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture on top of the chips.
    Cut tortilla wedges on baking sheet ready to go in oven.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for another 7-8 minutes or until the chips are crisp, and lightly browned.
    Baked tortilla chips on baking sheet.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Baked Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 417mg 17%
Potassium 109mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Calories in Baked Tortilla Chips

Nutrition Facts
Baked Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 417mg 17%
Potassium 109mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Only 120 Calories Per Serving and SO Easy to Make at Home!!! platingsandpairings.com

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10 comments

  1. Melissa | Bits of Umami

    These tortilla chips are gorgeous! Loving the touch of cumin on these 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Melissa! Cumin is my favorite spice of ALL TIME – It’s the spice jar that I find myself needing to constantly refill 😉

      Reply

  2. Michelle@healthiersteps

    These chips look pretty and flavorful!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Michelle! I think that the lime gives them a great zing!

      Reply

  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshines

    Beautiful chips! I always bake my own since it’s safer with my food allergies!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Rebecca – That’s a great point! These tortilla chips can be made with any specialty tortilla of your choosing and it’s great that you can control the additional ingredients.

      Reply

  4. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Making these!! Omg love love love – the lime juice and salt!! Making my day!

    Reply

  5. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life


    Mmmm homemade tortilla chips sound so good right now. Yours look amazingly crisp and fresh!

    Reply

  6. Hillary Knudsen

    These are perfect! They would be so good for a summer bbq with a big bowl of guac 🙂

    Reply

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