Make Baked Tortilla Chips & Nachos!

If you don’t like to be tempted by having an entire bag of chips in the pantry making your own gives you built in portion control! Choose your favorite tortilla, flour, corn or whole wheat. These are my favorite tortillas for tacos made with my slow cooker Mexican Chicken or my Chicken Enchiladas , Fish Tacos or one of the Mexican layered casseroles. Can you tell that Mexican food is one my favorites? There is usually a package of these Mission Thin tortillas in my refrigerator. Ole!

The nutritional stats on these are very good! Two tortillas for 2 WWPP.

I first read about making your own tortilla chips using the Mission Thin tortillas about a year ago on TJ’s Test Kitchen. It took me a while to get around to making them but once I did I was hooked thanks for a great idea TJ! She recently posted about her nachos and that inspired me to make some of my own. Keep reading to see how they turned out.

Choose how many tortillas you want and cut them into 8 wedges. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread cut tortillas out onto a baking sheet sprayed with non stick spray, spray the chips with non stick spray and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 6-7 minutes, turning once during baking. Watch closely as they go from not being crispy to being too brown in a flash! Baking time will vary depending on your oven. You end up with this nice big pile of corn chips!

Now you are ready to dip these in some salsa, check out the recipe for my Easy Red Salsa or Green Salsa. I like medium spiced salsa that has a little heat and good flavor.

You might enjoy these incredible Chicken Nachos made with a bed of baked corn tortilla chips and some of  the super easy slow cooker Mexican Chicken.

Choose your favorite toppings and pile them on!

Chicken Nachos

  • 3 Mission Yellow Corn Extra Thin tortillas made into chips
  • 1/2 cup prepared slow cooker Mexican Chicken
  • 1 ounce  Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1 tablespoons sliced green onions,
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Salsa to taste

To bake chips preheat oven to 400 degrees, cut each tortillas into 8 wedges. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with non stick spray, spray tortillas and season with coarse salt if desired, bake for 6-7 minutes watching carefully as they go from light golden brown to burnt in a hurry.

Put baked chips on a dinner plate and layer with toppings. Dig in and enjoy!

Yield: 1 servings

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 373 calories, 7 g fat, 35 g carbs, 5.5 g fiber, 40.4 g protein WWPP 9

Nutmeg Notes

I had a dental appointment yesterday and I am happy to report that I am done with braces! Oh yes, let’s celebrate! I have worn the Invisalign invisible braces for just over a year. Well they might be clear but not they are not invisible!

Yesterday they removed the pressure point buttons that I had on 7 teeth-that alone feels like freedom from the feeling of gravel in my mouth! Woo – hoo! The bottom front teeth were filed to make them even across the top which sounds painful but it wasn’t. Impressions were taken for my retainers – that always makes me feel like I am going to gag but I held it together and practiced breathing slowly and it worked like a charm. The retainers will be here in a couple of weeks. I will wear them 24/7 for 3 months then go to nights only. I am so excited to be at the end of the road with this and I now have straight teeth! It’s amazing! All of the movement of the lower teeth did cause a little problem with some gum tissue on one tooth so I have to see a specialist about that tomorrow. Thank goodness for dental insurance!

My camera is acting up, the off/on button isn’t working properly. I have to fiddle with it several times to get it to go on. This is not good news for a food blogger! I may be getting a new camera for Mother’s Day instead of skin care. Drats!


Add Your Thoughts

What Mexican/Southwest food do you make at home?

Do you like mild or hot salsa?

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  1. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl says:

    Nachos on homemade tortilla chips are one of my absolute favorite things to eat! SO good!

    And congrats on no more braces! I remember when my sister got hers off…she loved the freedom! 🙂

  2. fittingbackin says:

    oh yum! these look absolutely sinful but have wonderful stats – WINNER! Thanks for sharing – I love making my own chips with tortillas – so much fresher, right?!

  3. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    Exciting! I have a horrible gag reflex and dread impressions.

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I love Mexican food, and I’ve been meaning to make my own chips. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    I love very, very spicy salsa (but hubby can’t really handle spicy food, so I don’t make it very spicy most of the time).

    Hope your camera is going to behave again!!!

  5. Jenna says:

    I LOVE nachos and I like the idea of making your own chips. I could practically eat a whole bag of Doritos by myself.

  6. erica@fashionmeetsfood says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am definitely making these today! I have been CRAVING nachos like crazy. But everything is so unhealthy for you I have avoided it. Now I am so making this!


  7. Dawn says:

    Hi Tami! This looks SO amazing. I bet I could bake the rice tortillas the same way. I should try that for tonight. I love making fresh salsas but I don’t do a LOT of Mexican. I should do more though as my hubby seems to like it!

    1. Tami says:

      Dawn I am sure you could try baking the rice tortillas too! I have tried this method with several different kinds of wraps and tortillas and you just need to watch them closely, some take longer to get crispy than others.

      Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    I love making my own chips! It’s super easy and they can’t be beat for freshness. (The built-in portion control helps, too. LOL)

  9. tj says:

    I had nachos last night! 🙂 I love making those chips….the tortillas freeze well too! 🙂 Thanks for the blog link luv 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      Hope you are having a great weekend TJ! Thanks for the awesome recipes and food ideas you share on your blog!

  10. megi says:

    Hi Tami, I sometimes make baked tortilla chips but never tried making nachos with those, what a great idea!

  11. Sharyl says:

    Tami, these nachos look amazing. The kids have planned that we need to have this for dinner this week– I agree. I love making your own chips, YEAH

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