Baked Tortilla Chips – It’s so easy to make homemade tortilla chips in the oven! We love their salty, crispy crunch with salsa, guacamole & more.
I’m the kind of person who gets emergency chips and salsa cravings.
Can you blame me? That crispy, salty crunch of the chips…the fresh, vibrant flavor of salsa…the extra-special magic that happens when you put them together? SO GOOD.
We usually have a bag of tortilla chips on hand, but every once in a while when we’re out (or the craving strikes out of the blue–ha!), I make my own. It’s SUPER easy to make homemade tortilla chips in the oven. They only take a few minutes to make, but the texture & flavor is MAGIC.
Here are the 3 ingredients you need to get started on these easy baked tortilla chips…
Here’s What You Need To Make Baked Tortilla Chips:
- Corn Tortillas. Homemade tortilla chips start with corn tortillas. White, yellow, or blue corn tortillas all work. Whichever is fresh or on sale works great!
- Spray Oil (Or Oil & A Brush). I use 100% spray oil (with no added propellants), like avocado oil or olive oil. If you prefer, you can use oil + a pastry brush.
- Salt. To get that signature salty crunch, you’ll need plenty of salt. Use coarse kosher salt or flaky sea salt for best results!
GLUTEN-FREE? Make sure you use certified gluten-free corn tortillas. Not all corn tortillas are gluten-free! Some are made with a blend of wheat & corn flour and others are made on shared equipment.
How To Make Homemade Tortilla Chips Step By Step:
- Preheat & Prep. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Set out two baking sheets for your chips.
- Mist Or Brush The Pans. Grease your sheet pans with a light mist of spray oil or a light brush of oil.
- Slice The Tortillas. Stack half of the tortillas and cut tortillas into 6 pieces with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. I like to do this by cutting them in half, then cutting each half into thirds. (See photos or video if you need a visual!)
- Mist Or Brush The Tortillas. Spread the triangles out onto your greased sheet pans in a single layer and mist with oil. (Try not to crowd them so they brown and crisp evenly)
- Add Salt. Generously sprinkle salt over the tortilla chips.
- Bake. Pop the sheet pans in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Rotate the pans (transfer the top rack sheet pan to the bottom rack & vice versa), and bake another 5-8 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
Yummy Salsas & Dips To Try With Homemade Tortilla Chips
Now that you have a batch of warm, crispy, salty, glorious baked tortilla chips, it’s time to enjoy them! They’re dynamite on their own, but they’re also fantastic with a good dip. Here are some of my faves:
- Restaurant-Style Salsa. A classic red salsa that tastes just like restaurant salsa.
- Homemade Salsa Verde. Trade your regular red salsa for a good tomatillo salsa. It’s bright, zingy, and SO delicious.
- Corn Salsa. Always a huge crowd favorite, especially in the summer (during corn season!). This kind is completely addictive in the BEST way.
- Pineapple Guacamole. I LOVE guacamole. SO MUCH. This tropical twist is unbelievable.
- Strawberry Salsa. It might sound crazy, but give it a try! That sweet & savory combo is hard to beat.
- Mango Salsa. Speaking of sweet salsas, our fresh mango salsa is always a winner. Mango salsa is incredible with tortilla chips (try it on burrito bowls, too!).
FAQ + Tips For The Best Baked Tortilla Chips:
How To Re-Heat Baked Tortilla Chips. Our baked tortilla chip recipe tastes best and has the best texture when they’re fresh, but if you have leftovers you’d like to reheat, I just pop them back in the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes to perk up. They’ll regain their light, crisp texture & taste amazing!
What Kind Of Tortillas Do You Use For Homemade Tortilla Chips? Any variety of corn tortillas should work great! Yellow (pictured), white, or blue corn tortillas will all work. It just depends on the color you’re looking for.
Gluten-Free? Make Sure You Check Your Brands! Not all brands of corn tortillas are gluten-free. Some are made with a mix of corn & flour, while others are prepared or processed on shared equipment with wheat/flour products. Look for the “certified gluten-free” symbol on your package to be sure if you’re gluten intolerant or have celiac.
Want To Make Your Own Corn Tortillas? Isabel has an amazing authentic corn tortillas tutorial!
Mix Things Up With Lime Salt! Channel Chipotle vibes by using lime salt or a squeeze of lime juice to finish your chips. It’s DELICIOUS. Or, try adding some cumin, chili powder, spices, or chili lime seasoning.