Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Easy Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips and tostada shells! Make these tasty chips in less than 15 minutes! Sprinkle sea salt on the tortillas while they bake or add other spices like cumin or a dash of lime for flavor!

Enjoy as a tasty snack with Fresh Salsa or use them in recipes like Chilaquiles.

Homemade baked tortilla chips in a basket ready to eat.


Have you ever had those store-bought tortilla chips that are so dry and bland they might as well be cardboard? Well, say goodbye to those sad excuses for chips and hello to homemade baked tortilla chips that are crispy, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying. Trust me, once you try these bad boys you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff again

  • Baked and not fried making these homemade chips better for you than fried chips.
  • Tastes like they were freshly made at your local Mexican restaurant.
  • Easy to make and you only need a few simple ingredients which helps keep your food cost well.
Baked Tortilla Chips in a white bowl


You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy baked tortilla chips recipe.

  • sharp knife or pizza cutter
  • cutting board
  • large baking sheet or cookie sheet with sides


You only need a few ingredients to help you make these delicious homemade tostada shells or tortilla chips.

  • corn tortilla
  • olive oil cooking spray (corn, avocado or olive oil)
  • sea salt
Top view of fresh homemade tortilla chips in a basket ready to eat.


Baking your chips really takes no time at all, so it’s good to have the technique of baking them memorized.

This technique will be handy whenever the chip eating mood strikes!


With a neutral tasting cooking spray lightly coat the tortillas on both sides. You can also dip a pastry brush in oil to coat the tortillas too. At this point you can season the tortillas with salt.

Lightly coating tortillas with avocado oil before baking them.


Next, cut the tortillas in wedges. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice the tortillas in half, then cut each half into wedges according to the size you prefer. If I’m using the chips for a dip, I like wide chips. For snacking I like smaller wedges.

Slice tortilla in thirds or halves before baking.


Now we are ready to bake the tortilla chips. Heat the oven to 350°F degrees and place the tortilla wedges on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 5-7 minutes, then with a metal tong or fork turn the wedges over and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until the chips are crispy.

Corn tortillas cut into triangles placed on a baking sheet to bake.

Homemade tortilla chips can be in a bowl in 15 minutes!


To make tostada shells prepare the same way you would the chips, except the baking time may be longer. Add an additional 3 minutes to the cook time to start with.

Easy check at the halfway point by flicking the tortilla shell. If it thunks then it’s close to being done.

If the shell gives, then let it bake longer. Just check every 2-3 minutes so you don’t risk the chance of burning the tostada shells.

baked tortilla chips and tostada shells on a red napkin


Are you wondering how to use this easy snack? Here is a list of my favorite uses for them.

baked tostada shell topped with beans, chicken, lettuce and cheese on a blue plate


Leftover chips can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

For fresh baked taste, reheat the chips in the oven at 350 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes or in the air fryer at 330 degrees for 1 to 2 minutes.


Are you looking to personalize this recipe? Here are a few of my favorite tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Tortillas: You can use store-bought or homemade flour tortillas, or you can even use wheat tortillas.

Oil: Avocado oil is my go-to oil for this recipe but you could also use olive oil, vegetable oil sunflower oil, or even coconut oil. Just be sure to use a cooking spray with a high smoke point.

Salt: I like to use pink Himalayan salt or sea salt for this recipe, but you could also use regular table salt.

Sweet: While the tortillas chips are still warm, dust them in a coating of cinnamon sugar for a sweet hint which makes these chips great for dipping in dessert dips.

Spices: Add your favorite spices on top of the chips before you like bake, like chili powder, cilantro lime seasoning, ranch seasoning, garlic powder or your favorite seasoning blend.


Want to make sure that your own homemade tortilla chips turn out well? Here are some tips to get the best results from this recipe.

  • Be sure to use a sharp knife or pizza cutter when cutting the tortillas into wedges. This will help ensure that they all bake evenly.
  • Try not to overcrowd the baking sheet when baking the tortilla chips. You may need to bake in batches.
  • If you want extra crispy chips, bake them for an additional minute or two. Just be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  • It’s important to make sure that you coat the tortillas well with oil so that they crisp up nicely.

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips FAQ

Do you have a question about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about these chips.

What kind of tortillas can I use?

You can use store-bought or homemade tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, or you can even use gluten-free or low-carb tortillas.

Can I make tortilla chips ahead of time?

Yes. Homemade tortilla chips can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days but they are really best when they are freshly made.

Can I make these in the air fryer?

Yes! You can absolutely make these tortilla chips in the air fryer. Just follow the same directions as you would for baking them in the oven but cook them at 330°F degrees for 3-6 minutes or until they are warm and crispy.


Baked Tortilla Chips for tomatillo salsa verde

Baked Tortilla Chips

Homemade baked tortilla chips or tostada shells are simple to make. Cut fresh tortillas to the size you prefer, bake and add additional spices if desired.
4.88 from 25 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, baked, Mexican, snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 12 corn tortilla
  • olive oil cooking spray corn or olive oil
  • sea salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray.
  • Using a sharp knife of pizza cutter and cut tortillas in half, and then triangles.
  • Place on two cookie sheets in a single layer. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, then flip the chips and bake on the other side for an additional 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy. Enjoy immediately.


I have a reusable oil mister, but if you don’t have cooking spray or a mister, you can use a pastry brush dipped in oil to lightly coat the tortillas.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 119mg | Fiber: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are easy to make and a healthier alternative to fried chips. Use this baked tortilla chip technique for making tostada shells. #baked #healthy #appetizer #tortilla #chips #homemade #mexican #snackidea

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  1. what mister do you have? ive heard most dont work well 🙁 any tips on how to make one work better or which one u have that is really good??

  2. Chips and salsa are my WEAKNESS! I tried your recipe for tortilla chips, and I am HOOKED!! SO good!!

  3. Nothing much better than a fresh crispy tortilla chip! Especially one that is healthier! Yum!

    1. For some reason I don’t eat as many when I bake my own! I think I’m a little more mindful since I’m aware how many triangles are in a whole tortilla!