Baked Tortilla Chips


January 14, 2011 by Flora Dawn

Making your own tortilla chips is really easy and a great way to use up some not-so-fresh store bought corn tortillas. You brush or spray the tortillas with some oil, season as desired, cut into triangles or strips, toss them on a baking sheet and into the oven and about 15 minutes later you have tortilla chips. It really is that easy.

I typically stick to olive oil and salt, but you could get fancy and season them with chili powder and cumin, or really any spice you want. You could even make them sweet with cinnamon and sugar. I like to make chips with the blue tortillas, which my kids think are especially fun to eat. I don’t know why, but blue food is just more fun!

So grab some guacamole or salsa and bake up some chips.

Oh, and if you are gluten free you probably already know to read the labels, but really, read the corn tortilla labels. Surprisingly they aren’t always 100% corn and I know some companies process both the flour and corn tortillas on the same equipment so cross contamination can be an issue.

Blue corn tortillas, oiled and cut into wedges.

Baked Tortilla Chips with Tomatillo Salsa-a great snack!

Baked Tortilla Chips

I often cut the tortillas into strips for soups or salads.

  • corn tortillas
  • olive oil or canola oil
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 or convection 325.
  2. Brush or spray both sides of each tortilla with oil (you could also use a gf cooking spray). Season with salt and cut into 8 wedges. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, turn chips or at least rotate the pan in the oven, and continue baking until chips are crisp and lightly golden. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Slightly Indulgent


7 thoughts on “Baked Tortilla Chips

  1. Evie R. says:

    Yummy! I love the blue corn. We’ll have to try these.

  2. Renata says:

    Blue tortillas! That’s new to me! Great idea to turn your tortillas into chips. I specially love the tips on seasoning and making sweet ones.. yummm…
    Just in case someday you want to try to make yellow corn tortilla chips from scratch, I have a post showing how to, here:

  3. Yum! What a delicious looking recipe! I love the idea of using blue corn tortillas instead of just flour or plain corn. I wrote a similar recipe on my blog with different suggestions for flavoring, perhaps you might want to check it out 🙂

  4. What a great idea to make your own…I always buy the Guiltless Gourmet blue corn chips.

  5. Christine says:

    I love how simple this is and how much healthier these are than store bought corn chips!

  6. Melanie says:

    I’ve never seen soft blue corn tortillas. I’m going to have to look for those. Did you get them online?

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