Baked Corn Tortilla Chips in a bowl
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Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

A healthy version of the chips you buy at the store, corn tortillas are baked with olive oil and spices to create an addictive snack chip.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword how to make tortilla chips in the oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 117kcal
Author Liz Della Croce



  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with foil.
  • Using a pizza slicer, cut tortillas into 8 triangles by cutting in quarters then eighths; place in a bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil and spices over tortilla triangles and mix well so all tortillas are evenly coated in oil and spices. Don't be afraid to use your hands!
  • Divide tortillas evenly between both baking sheets and spread out so that they are in an even layer.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until browned. (Varies based on oven.)
  • Store in air tight container for up to 4 days.


Preventing soggy chips:

If you want to ensure your tortilla chips won't be soggy, they must be laid out in an even layer in the oven to prevent steaming. Otherwise, they will not crisp up.

Storing chips:

Up to 4 days in an airtight container.

Alternative Toppings:

To make them sweeter you could use cinnamon sugar. For a spicy kick, I would add ancho chili powder.


If you don't have the time to source corn or flour tortillas then store-bought tortilla chips will work fine. Additionally, you can use flour tortillas but they will cook faster. You'll need to keep an eye on them when cooking

Dips to pair with:

Dips: Mexican Layered Hummus Dip or my Easy Guacamole Recipe or Easy Homemade Pico de Gallo
Salsas: Salsa Roja, Avocado Black Bean and Red Pepper Salsa


Serving: 8chips | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Sodium: 300mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 1.6g