Baked Tortilla Strips

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Baked Tortilla Strips

These tortilla strips have the perfect crunch for salads or soups.  This recipe is also versatile – flavor them with your favorite spices or drizzle with a splash of citrus if you’ve got it.  This is the perfect garnish for Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup).

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 12 (6″) corn tortillas
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne – optional for spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray/spread with vegetable oil.
  • Stack 3-4 tortillas on top of each other.  Cut (carefully with scissors) the tortillas in half and then cut into 1/4″ thin strips.  Lay strips on baking sheet and mix in remaining ingredients.  Evenly spread out in a thin layer.  You may need to do this in batches if the pan is too crowded.
  • Bake ~ 10-15 minutes (turning once) or until tortillas are crispy.  Cool and keep in a plastic bag for 3-4 days.  Add salt to taste.  Happy eating!  Beckie


  • Add a splash of lime if you got it.
  • Cut the round edges off the tortillas to form a square If you want perfectly uniform strips.

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Keywords: Tortilla Strips, Baked Tortillas, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Garnish

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