How to Make Flavored Tortilla Chips

You can make tortilla snack chips at home in your oven or microwave. Check out our hacks for salted, ranch and nacho cheese flavors!

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD


  • 6 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nacho cheese flavor:

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Ranch flavor:


  1. Brush both sides of the tortillas with oil.
  2. Stack tortillas and using a pizza cutter, cut into 6 pieces.
  3. FOR OVEN METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lay chips in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with desired spices. Bake for another 5-6 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before eating. Repeat until all chips are baked.
  4. FOR MICROWAVE METHOD: Lay chips single layer on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Microwave for about one minute or until crisp. Sprinkle with desired spices. Cool for 5 minutes before eating. Repeat (with new paper towels) until all chips are cooked.