Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe

Homemade corn tortilla chips recipe

One of the greatest joys of cooking is discovering easy ways to make certain staple grocery items at home.

Case in point: Homemade tortilla chips.

If you’ve never made homemade tortilla chips before, you’re missing out. I actually prefer them over most store-bought tortilla chips.

Although chips can be made with flour tortillas, I think the corn tortilla chips are tastier. They are super crisp, hold up to heavy dips – and best of all, they’re baked, not fried. You can add your own spices to these chips, or just sprinkle on a bit of sea salt or lime juice.

Next time you’re about to throw out old corn tortillas, consider making this cheap recipe. It couldn’t be easier. Serve them with guacamole, salsa or another dip.

Making homemade tortilla chips

What To Do With Your Tortilla Chips

Up For a Challenge?

Try making your own homemade tortilla shells at home.

Homemade flour tortilla shells/burrito shells from Cheap Recipe Blog


Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips
Yield: Varies

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

I left the amounts below vague, since you'll likely be using up whatever amount of tortilla shells you have on hand. You don't have to use too much olive oil - approximately 1/2 teaspoon per tortilla is enough, yielding a very crisp chip.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Corn tortilla shells
  • Olive oil
  • Fine grain sea salt
  • Your favorite spice blend (I used The Pampered Chef's Chipotle Rub. Try a Mexican seasoning blend, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Brush both sides of desired number of corn tortillas lightly with olive oil. Once all tortilla shells are coated, cut into 10 evenly sized triangles. Lay on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and other spices, if desired.
  2. Bake for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until tortilla chips are lightly browned and crisp.

4 Responses to “Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe”

  1. 1

    Eileen — April 16, 2012 @ 3:14 am

    Ha, I just did this exact thing a couple weeks ago! Clearly, great minds think alike. 😉

  2. 2

    Colombian Style Guacamole « Yummyfoodmadeeasy — July 31, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    […] I usually buy my chips, but if you would like to make some at home, click here. […]

  3. 3

    Miruna — October 19, 2017 @ 7:44 am

    How is this homemade? Where did you get the tortilla shells?

    • Haley replied: — October 24th, 2017 @ 3:12 am

      They’re homemade in that you’re making tortilla chips out of tortilla shells. I have never attempted making corn tortilla. I have made flour tortillas, though.

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