A “Cheats” Homemade Tortilla Chips

These homemade tortilla chips are deliciously crunchy and are so damn easy to whip up quickly. I know these aren’t truly “homemade”, but they still make great freshly baked chips.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

By the time these chips are ready to eat, they will be a lovely golden color and have a deliciously good crunch to them. Slightly seasoning with salt helps brings out the amazing tortilla taste we all know and love.

We oven bake these homemade tortilla chips, but you can also shallow fry or deep fry them in some oil. I prefer to oven bake them as there is less to go wrong.

You can use these tortilla chips in many different dishes such as nachos, taco salad or even just to go with some amazing dips.

There are plenty of dips that you can make to go with these chips. If I have lots of spare time, then I love making some chili con queso in the slow cooker. Alternatively, an easy caramelized onion dip is absolutely amazing. 

If you want to take these homemade chips to the next level, then try using a different type of seasoning instead of salt. For example, you can try some taco seasoning, cajun spice, chicken salt, paprika, and so much more. If you have a favorite, then be sure to let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips Recipe

Prep time
5 Minutes
Cook time
10 Minutes
Total time
15 Minutes


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • salt


  1. Preheat an oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Firstly brush both sides with the oil.
  3. Cut the tortillas in sixths. (Stacking them in a pile will speed this process up)
  4. Now separate and do a single layer on a roasting tray. Don’t let them overlap otherwise you will end up with soggy chips.
  5. Place the oven tray into the preheated oven and cook for about 10 minutes or until nicely crisp and golden brown.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • As I mentioned above, you can eat these by themselves, or you can try them in a great dip such as guacamole. The chips also go great as a side with chili con carne if you wish to have something with your chili.
  • It is best to use just white/plain tortillas for the best results however you can try out other variations if you would like to.
  • While I recommend cutting the tortillas into sixths, you can cut them into eighths for smaller chips.
  • You can use a variety of oils such as olive oil, spray oil, vegetable oil, peanut oil, or whatever you would like. Be aware each will change the flavor and outcome of your recipe.
  • You can use just regular table salt, or you can go a bit fancier and use ground sea salt. Much like the oil, this will change the flavor again of the overall recipe.
  • If you have leftover tortillas from making some chicken enchiladas or fajitas, then this a great way to use them up.
  • You can also use flour tortillas if you prefer them over the corn tortillas.

Nutritional Information

Since we’re just baking the tortillas with a bit of salt and oil, the nutritional information won’t change much from what’s on display on the packet. This will, of course, vary from packet to packet.

The information below is just an estimate as we make use of an online tool to calculate the information. We also assume a single serving is 262g.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 292g (10.3 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 98.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.9g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1228mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 64.3g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9.1g 36%
Sugars 1.3g
Protein 8.2g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Another awesome meal that you can make using some tortillas is some delicious tortilla pizzas. The base will be lovely and crisp and complement the toppings you choose really well. 

There are plenty of other ways to eat these delicious chips, so if you have any recommendations, be sure to share it with us.

If you have own variation, seasoning or anything else you would like to share about this homemade tortilla chips recipe, then feel free to leave a comment below.

One Comment

  1. Sandra on

    Brilliant recipe and taste. I really tastes such a solution and do it often. Theoretically, these chips can fry or bake – I always choose baked, I think they are then tastier and healthier.

    Still, I found a different solution with poppy seeds, nuts and other additives. Can anyone advise what else can you add to them?

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