Baked Tortilla Strips

by Katie on July 6, 2011

Homemade baked tortilla strips are the perfect accompaniment to soups and salads! I especially like them on Wildfire Chicken Salad, Mexican Chicken Soup, and Chicken Tortilla Soup.  I just love the little bit of crunch that they add!

After making them at home I wondered why I wasted my money on the itty bitty packages of them for so long…they are so easy and inexpensive to make.

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Baked Tortilla Strip

Baked Tortilla Strips


  • Tortillas
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Spices (I used garlic powder, chile powder, and cumin)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stack 2-3 tortillas on top of each other. Cut in quarters with a pizza cutter. Then cut into strips. Toss strips with olive oil (just enough to lightly coat). Lay out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and assorted spices.
  3. Bake 8-11 minutes or until crisp.



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Tina (Tightwad Mom) July 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I love this idea! I’m going to have to whip up a batch to use on salads. I love the crunch they add to salad and soups. You are so smart!!!


Katie July 6, 2011 at 10:33 pm

What is it about that crunch on a salad…makes it so much better :)


Kimi July 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

I’m with you on the crunch making a salad so much better!! Not sure what it is but so agree!!


Katie July 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

Glad you’re with me, Kimi :)


Misty July 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

My mom used to make these… but somehow I forgot all about them! Next time I whip up your Chicken Chili, these will definitely be there… You are so clever. God has truly blessed us with your ministry. :)

Oh, I can’t wait for the recipe…


Katie July 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

Oh, yeah…they would really be good on Chicken Chili!! Do I have to wait until fall to make that? It sounds so good right now!


Misty July 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

Why wait until fall? Make some up today! :)


Katie July 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

Chili in July…why not :)


Living So Abundantly July 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

That is a great idea! I actually have a stack of tortillas that have been hanging out in our pantry. Hmmm…I think I might “have” to make these now! :)

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Katie July 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

They are great for those last leftover tortillas that don’t get eaten ;)


SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen July 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

These showed up on a Friday Favorites Find post this week — and I’m so glad they did. These look amazing and fun.


McKala January 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

Do you use corn or flour tortillas? Looks yummy and much healthier than the greasy store varieties!


Katie January 30, 2013 at 10:25 am

McKala, they are so much healthier than store bought (not to mention WAY cheaper). I have always used flour in the past to make them, but you could definitely use corn if you prefer!


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