Are you a salsa and chip fan? To me, nothing is better than perfectly crisp, crunchy chips. They are definitely my weakness. If I can dip them in my homemade salsa or guacamole… all the better!
Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips
I was once in a small Bible Study group that met together once a week for lunch. One day, one of the ladies brought homemade baked tortilla chips. They were incredibly crunchy, perfectly salty, and had hardly any hint of oil. I couldn’t believe they were homemade. I, of-course, begged her immediately to tell me how she made them.
How to Make Healthy Tortilla Chips
She explained how easy baked tortilla chips were to make. You just cut store bought corn tortillas into 6 pieces. You brush or spray olive oil. Next, you dust them with a very coarse salt. Then you bake them at 375 for 10-15 minutes. How easy is that? These healthy tortilla chips have just as much flavor as the fried greasy versions and pack an even bigger crunch.
I have been making these now for years. I can’t believe I am just first getting these to the blog… OOPS!
So here is the scoop to making the perfect baked tortilla chip.
- Dark sheet pans make a crispier chip and cook faster. If you use a dark pan, keep an eye on the chips. They cook very fast at the end and you may have to adjust the time.
- You can brush olive oil, but you will use more olive oil that way than you need to. So my suggestion, if possible, use a olive oil mister or sprayer. This will allow you to lightly even coat the chips.
- Use a good, coarse, crunchy salt. You can use less salt with a coarse salt. It also adds more flavor and texture to the chip.
- Want to make a spicy variation? You can use my Jalapeno Salt to make it spicy. A little goes a long way, so be careful!
Dips for your chips!
Looking for some great dips for those homemade chips? Here are some of my favorites. All of these would be great.
- Greek Seven Layer Dip
- Spicy Taco Dip
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Dill Pickle Dip
- Texas Caviar
- Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus
I hope you enjoy these chips. If you make these and love them or have any tips on how to make these chips even better, please leave a comment below so my other readers can know. xoxo
Baked Tortilla Chips-Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Spray or brush olive oil over each tortilla.
- Cut corn tortillas into quarters. Then cut quarters into halves creating 8 chips per tortilla.
- Salt chips.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes depending on your baking sheet. Darker baking sheets cook faster. They are done when completely crunchy. You may need to cook in multiple batches.
- Let chips cool before serving. Store in airtight container. They should stay crispy up to a week.