Healthier Corn Tortilla Chips

Chips and salsa are some of the best things about going out to a Mexican restaurant. Or wait…chips and queso are THE BEST thing about going out to Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to make delicious queso dip yet. But that WILL have to happen.

Sometimes it’s hard to have portion control when eating chips at a restaurant or even in your own home. You end up filling up on them before eating your main entree. A lot of times we mindlessly eat chips, not realizing how many we’re eating, and before you know it the whole basket or bag of chips is gone. That’s why we have homemade healthier corn tortilla chips.

Healthier Corn Tortilla Chips - Easy, delicious healthier corn tortilla chips. Made in less than 15 minutes.

These chips are so easy to make. They take only 3 ingredients and you can control how many you want to have so you don’t eat too many. And these corn tortilla chips actually taste really good. We make them almost every time we have Mexican food. Which if you know me, is pretty often.

Healthier Corn Tortilla Chips - Easy, delicious healthier corn tortilla chips. Made in less than 15 minutes.

So to make these chips, you need small corn tortillas, neutral tasting oil (like canola oil, vegetable oil sometimes gives chips a weird flavor), and salt. Side note- you can use flour tortillas but they will not have the same flavor as corn. Corn tortillas taste similar to actual restaurant style chips whereas flour tortillas absorb the oil flavor a little differently. To make these healthier corn tortilla chips, you’ll need to cut the corn tortillas in quarters. Then spread them evenly across a baking sheet. If you put them on aluminum foil it makes for easier and faster clean up. Add oil and sprinkle of salt and mix together. Bake for about 8-10 minutes on 325F and then you have delicious, healthier chips.

No fried, high sodium chips here! You don’t even have to add the salt if you didn’t want to. If you want some extra flavor, add some lime juice or other seasonings to your liking. Serve these with your favorite salsa, guacamole or queso! Have a fiesta!


Healthier Corn Tortilla Chips

Restaurant Style Chips that are healthier for you and so easy to make!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 chips
Author The Little Momma


  • 4 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp neutral tasting oil (like canola oil)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Cut each tortilla into quarters.
  3. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  4. Pour oil and add salt. Make sure chips are evenly coated with oil and salt.
  5. Bake for 4-5 minutes then flip. Bake for another 4-5 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan immediately after cooking to cool.
  7. Enjoy with salsa, guacamole, or queso!

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the amount of guests that need to be served. Cooking time may vary depending on type of oven but lower temperatures are the best way to cook these chips to prevent burning.

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