Looking for a simple and delicious savoury snack? This baked flour tortilla chips recipe is a perfect choice. They are thin and crispy, sprinkled with olive oil, grated cheese and various spices, and then baked in the oven. Tortilla chips are a great snack for a movie night with your family and friends.
Making chips is a great way to use leftover tortillas and turn them into a delicious snack. You can serve them with one of the various homemade dips I wrote about in this post.
We often have tortilla wraps for dinner, and I always make more than we need, because I love tortilla chips sprinkled with spiced olive oil and topped with cheese.
If you are looking for some more delicious savoury snacks, check out my Cottage cheese scones recipe.
What is a tortilla?
A tortilla is a thin, circular flatbread. It was first made by the Mesoamerican peoples before the Spanish conquest.
- Corn tortillas originated in Mexico, they were first made around 1500 to 500 BC. A corn tortilla is thin and unleavened.
- Wheat flour tortillas also originated in Mexico, after Europeans introduced wheat to the American continent. Wheat tortillas contain flour, water, fat, salt and baking powder as a leavening agent. (Source: Wikipedia)
Tips for making tortilla chips
- This is a small amount of dough, so you can easily make it by hand. I like to use my stand mixer for every dough I make, and I use it for tortillas too.
- Tortillas should be baked in an ungreased, preheated pan. They won’t stick, because the dough contains oil.
- You can easily roll out the tortillas on a floured surface, but too much flour on the tortillas would burn in the pan and make some smoke.
- Bake them on moderate heat, because they can easily burn and dry out.
- The tortillas contain baking powder, so they will rise a little.
- I like to use seasoned olive oil to sprinkle the tortillas, and a mixture of smoked paprika, grated Gouda cheese and Parmesan.
How to make flour tortillas?
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the baking powder and salt.
- Add the olive oil and the water a little at a time, because the amount of water may vary a bit depending on the quality of the flour.
- Work the dough until it`s smooth and elastic.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and form little spheres.
- Place the spheres onto a lightly floured surface and cover with a kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out.
- Let the dough sit for at least 20 minutes. This is important for the development of gluten, this way it will be easy to roll out the dough spheres.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. If there is too much flour left on the tortillas when you put them into the pan, it`ll burn and make some smoke. The spheres should be rolled out into thin circles 18 cm / 7 inches in diameter.
- Preheat the pan on the gas or electric stove, then place a tortilla into the pan and bake on moderate heat for about a minute, or until blisters appear on the surface.
- Turn the tortilla with a spatula and bake the other side for a short, before it burns or becomes too dry.
- Bake all of the tortillas and cover them with aluminium foil to keep them warm until use if you would like to serve them as wraps.
How to turn tortillas into chips?
- Cut the tortillas into triangles. I usually divide each tortilla into 8 triangles.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 360°F
- Place the tortilla triangles onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Sprinkle them with olive oil and season with thyme, basil, oregano, garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper or chilli flakes.
- Place the baking tray into the preheated oven and bake for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Baked flour tortilla chips with cheese
To make baked flour tortilla chips with cheese, after spraying the tortilla slices with olive oil, put a large pinch of grated cheese on each one. Bake the tortilla chips as described above.
Can you make tortillas ahead of time?
- You can make tortilla dough up to 3 days ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator.
- You can also freeze the dough and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Baked tortillas will last in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- If you keep baked tortilla chips in an airtight box, they will remain crispy for at least one week.
Dips to serve with tortilla chips
I like to eat chips right out of the oven, but various dips are a great choice to serve with tortilla chips. Here are some ideas:
- 500 g / 18 oz peeled fresh (or canned) tomatoes
- 1 small, chopped onion
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried basil and fresh oregano
- black pepper
If you have fresh tomatoes, place them into boiling water for a few minutes, it will be easy to peel them afterwards. Cut the tomatoes in a food blender until smooth. Heat the olive oil in a pan, and add the onion and the garlic. Sautee the onions until they become golden yellow and tender, then add the tomatoes, parsley and celery leaves. Cook until it starts to boil, and season with salt and pepper, then cook the sauce for about 30 minutes, or until it thickens.
Horseradish and sour cream dip:
- 1 piece of horseradish root
- 2-3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
Peel the horseradish and chop it into a few pieces, then put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Fresh horseradish can irritate your eyes, so it`s best to work in a well-ventilated kitchen or outdoors.
Hungarian cottage cheese dip:
- 300 g / 10 oz cottage cheese
- 100 g / 3.5 oz sour cream
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Mix all the ingredients and stir until smooth.
Mayonnaise dip with green herbs:
- 125 g / 4.5 oz mayonnaise
- 100 g / 3.5 oz Greek yoghurt
- 2 hard-boiled eggs
- 6 tablespoons mixed chopped green herbs: dill, parsley, celery leaves, chives, mint
Blend all the ingredients and let the sauce sit for a couple of hours before serving.
Baked Flour Tortilla Chips Recipe
Tortilla chips are the best way to use leftover tortillas. You can easily turn them into delicious, crunchy snacks with some cheese, olive oil, and spices.
Wheat flour tortillas
- 155 g / 5 oz plain flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 70 ml / 2.5 fl oz lukewarm water
Ingredients to sprinkle on top
- Olive oil
- Spices of your choice: smoked paprika, chilli flakes, thyme, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder
- 100 g / 3.5 oz grated cheese
- Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Pour the olive oil and water a little at a time and work the dough until smooth.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal balls, place them onto a floured surface and let them sit for about 20 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel.
- Roll out the dough balls on a lightly floured surface into thin circles 18 cm / 7 inches in diameter.
- Preheat the pan on a gas or electric stove.
- Place a tortilla into the pan and bake at moderate heat for about a minute, or until light brown spots appear on it.
- Turn over the tortilla with a spatula and bake for a short time.
- Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- For the chips cut each tortilla into 8 equal triangles.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 360°F.
- Arrange the tortilla triangles onto a baking tray covered with baking paper and sprinkle with olive oil, spices, and grated cheese.
- Bake the tortilla chips in the preheated oven for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown.
Thin and crispy homemade tortilla chips, sprinkled with spices, olive oil, and cheese.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 chips
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 4.9gSaturated Fat: 1.8gSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 10.5gFiber: 0.4gProtein: 3.5g
Disclaimer: Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
I hope you liked these crispy little snacks and dip ideas. If you have any comments or questions related to these recipes feel free to leave them in the section below and don`t forget to share on Social Media.
6 thoughts on “Baked Flour Tortilla Chips Recipe With Dip Ideas”
Mayonnaise dip is definitely the way to go with these chips! 🤤 but I can also eat them straight from the oven lol, they’re super good!
Ever since I had some of these at a friend’s house, at least something similar, I’ve been looking for something that is easy to follow to try and put my own spin on them! I appreciate you creating this guide, it’s easy to follow and I’m able to get right to the point! 🙂
I`m so glad you liked my recipe, and the mayonnaise dip is a really good choice. I also like to eat tortilla chips fresh from the oven, I can`t get enough of them.
What a great idea. We often buy the flour tortillas to make wraps and always have leftover ones, as the family can never finish all eight of them. This is a great way to use the leftovers up as a snack for the next day, as sometimes you don’t want the same meal again.
I think they also look a bit healthier as they are baked not fried. The combinations you have given here to flavor the chips sound awesome. I am definitely going to try out that Hungarian Cottage Cheese dip too.
I`m so glad you liked my recipe. We often end up with leftover tortillas, and this is the best way to use them before they dry out and no one wants to eat them anymore.
Your site is very well laid out, your pictures really make my mouth water before I even started reading. You got the method on how to do it, you got the recipe there and the amounts for the ingredients and then you still have different sauces and you to make them, awesome.
Congrats on an awesome page, will make use of it.
Thank you for your kind words, I`m happy you like my tortilla chips recipe.