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Homemade Tortilla Chips

* Updated from the archives

The tortilla chip is a versatile creature and a necessity with favorites like guacamole, chili, stew, soup and bean dip. Be it salty or sweet, savory or succulent, nothing complements a dish like tortilla chips, even non-Mexican dishes such as stuffed peppers. These are thicker and crunchier than store-bought chips at 1/4 the price, and since they are baked they contain almost no fat. Plus, when was the last time you bought a bag of chips that was still warm? Here is a simple, quick and healthy method to make your own tortilla chips. Do yourself a favor – throw out that $4 bag of preservative-filled junk and keep reading…


8 white or yellow corn tortillas
1 tsp kosher salt
cooking spray

– Cinnamon & Sugar
– Any mixture of spices (salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, paprika, etc…)
– Grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make a stack of 8 tortillas on a cutting board. Use a large knife to cut the stack into 8 equal triangle-shaped sections. Cover 2 baking sheets with tin foil and arrange triangles in one layer.

2. Spray a 1 to 2 second burst of cooking spray on top of the chips and sprinkle salt or other seasonings. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until beautifully browned like above.