Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

by Rachel Gurk on March 30, 2012 · 20 comments

in Appetizers/Snacks

This is a pretty straight-forward recipe. But so delicious! I do believe that tortilla chips and fresh salsa or and guacamole are one of the best parts of warmer weather. Add in an ice cold beer and you don’t even need dinner. I bought corn tortillas for fajitas the other night and I wasn’t really feeling them, so they got turned into chips. Best decision ever.

These would be great alone (obviously) or with any of your favorite Mexican dinners. Like this. Or this. Or this. Or even this! And definitely this.

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

1 package corn tortillas
non-stick cooking spray
salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut tortillas into wedges (I did 8ths, but quarters might be better for scooping guac.)
3. Spread out on a large baking sheet in a single layer (important!).
4. Spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 12-18 minutes, rotating pan once. I know that sounds like a big time span, but you’ll want to keep an eye on them after 12 minutes, checking on them every two minutes.

Verdict: Delicious! Crunchy, salty, everything you need in a good chip without the grease.
Husband’s take: Loved them! I’ve made baked tortilla chips with flour tortillas and we agreed that we liked these better than those.
Changes I would make: None are necessary, but I can’t wait to play around with adding different seasonings to these. I’m thinking a touch of lime would be great, or a little spice, or some cumin. The possibilities are endless!
Difficulty: Easy!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 30, 2012 at 7:25 am

Yum! Love that you made these yourself. So creative!

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2 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel March 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

I love how simple these are and they could even be seasoned! :)

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3 nicole @ I am a Honey Bee March 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

I could live on nachos and chips & salsa. I love basked chips. yum!

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4 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

this is genius! I’m trying it out this weekend. :)

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5 Cassie March 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

Yum!! Tortilla chips are my favorite, especially in the springtime, on a patio, with salsa and a margarita! :)

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6 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

…how have I never thought to do this?! Genius.

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7 Shelly Odebralski March 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

Love this idea, I think I will try it with my mini-cupcake tin and see if it will make scoops! (all the better to hold more dip)

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8 Rachel March 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea, Shelly!

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9 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

Going to make these soon! I have some corn tortillas in the fridge that need to get used up. I love baked chips!

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10 Geni March 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

These look great and much healthier Rachel. How are you?! I have been swamped lately…must catch up here.

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11 Alison March 31, 2012 at 1:03 am

Amazing. I love the simplicity of this!

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12 Kathryn March 31, 2012 at 5:10 am

Love this idea! Tortilla chips are one of my absolute faves and I love the idea of being able to make them exactly to my tastes!

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13 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I’ve done something similar to this a few times when we were out of chips! It’s such a great idea and they taste really good!

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14 Baking Serendipity April 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I love that you made these homemade! Chips and guac is an absolute summer evening staple :)

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15 Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama April 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

We’ve been making chips this way for the past couple weeks. Ever since I forgot to buy tortilla chips and we had an evening craving for chips and salsa. Love them!

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16 30A EATS April 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Might be simple but very delicious! I made these and had pulled pork BBQ nachos!Made me not feel as guilty! I need a new box of SoCal Avocados! Great idea Rachel, and I also love your sites new look!

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17 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I love homemade chips but being the unhealthy gal that I am, I always fry them!

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18 Bree April 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Love this! I am sure I will share this soon!

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19 Aggie April 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This is the time of year when I would consider this an exceptional dinner…cold beer, homemade chips and fresh salsa and guac!? I’m in.

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20 moonsword May 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I was just wandering around the MarxFoods site and ohgoodgolly they have not just Habanero Salt and Green Chile Salt, but Lime Salt too! I think any of them would be perfect for these. Thanks for sharing the recipe…found it just in time for Cinco de Mayo! :)

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