Easy Paprika Tortilla Chips

 These homemade tortilla chips are flavoured with paprika and super easy to make. No more buying bags of nachos, when you can make them at home..

Paprika Tortilla Chips with Lemon & Chive Dip

EASY PAPRIKA TORTILLA CHIPS


Did you know you can make your own tortilla chips (or do you call them nachos?) at home.

They are super easy to make and you can change the flavours every time.

They are just as crisp as shop-bought chips and they taste great.

Even better there are no additives and you can control what goes into the flavouring.

And the brilliant news is these are baked not fried!


Flour tortillas

SO WHAT ARE HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS MADE FROM?


The clue is in the name.

Tortilla chips are made from either corn or flour tortillas. I use flour tortillas.

If you are using flour tortillas, you can use plain, wheat and white or wholemeal.

Actually, have you seen all the bright coloured tortillas?

They come in all sorts of colours, coloured by carrots, beetroot etc.

They would make awesome chips.


CHIPS OR CRISPS?


Here in the UK we generally call this kind of crunchy snack crisps, but we do make an exception for tortilla chips, although sometimes refer to them as nachos instead.

Chips to us are usually fatter french fries.

I know it can be confusing.


Homemade paprika nachos with a creamy dip

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS


You don't need any fancy ingredients or equipment to make homemade tortillas.

EQUIPMENT TO MAKE TORTILLA CHIPS

  1. Oven
  2. Baking tray - 1 or 2 depending on the size
  3. Bowl - to mix the flavouring
  4. Pastry brush - to apply the flavouring

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE TORTILLA CHIPS

  1. Flour or corn tortillas
  2. Olive oil
  3. Paprika
  4. Chilli Powder
  5. Salt

triangles or tortilla on a baking sheet with flavouring and a pastry brush

THE BEST PASTRY BRUSH


I used to have a wooden pastry brush and it works fine, but you end up losing bristles and have to pick them out of the pastry or whatever else you are brushing.

There is also the question of whether they are suitable for vegans.

The bristles are sometimes synthetic but are often made from animal hair.

Silicone brushes are the way to go. They come in bright colours, you never loose a bristle and they are easy washed.

In fact, you can throw them in the dishwasher.


Vegan Paprika Tortilla Chips in a stripy bowl

MORE TORTILLA CHIP FLAVOURS TO MAKE


Vary your tortilla flavourings. Here are some ideas.

  • Hot Chilli - if you can handle it, use hot chilli powder
  • Salt - just salt, plain as you like
  • Dahl - a mixture of dried turmeric, cumin and ginger
  • Tex Mex - paprika, salt and lime zest
  • Cinnamon - make them sweet with ground cinnamon and sugar instead of salt


10 WAYS TO SERVE TORTILLA CHIPS


Here are ideas for serving tortilla chips

  1. With a dip - when watching a movie
  2. Topped with melted vegan cheddar - served with vegan sour cream, guacamole and salsa
  3. Topped with vegan chilli
  4. On a salad - for some crunch
  5. On a sandwich - with vegan cream cheese (what, you haven't had a crisp sandwich?)
  6. Stacked on a burger -  with your other toppings, for some crunch
  7. Pasta bake topping - crunch them up to make a crunchy topping for a pasta bake, much more flavour than breadcrumbs
  8. On top of a bean casserole - top the bean stew with cheese then tortilla chips
  9. Tortilla Soup
  10. With a vegan hot dog 

EASY DIP RECIPES



Here are a few easy homemade vegan dips you can make to serve with your tortilla chips.


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HOW TO MAKE PAPRIKA TORTILLA CHIPS


Scroll down for step-by-step photos followed by a printable recipe. If you don't have a printer, hit the print button on the recipe card & save as a PDF.

Making Paprika Chips - Step 1 - Oil

STEP 1

Measure out your olive oil.

You could alternatively use a rapeseed oil or vegetable oil.


Making Paprika Chips - Step 2 - Seasonings

STEP 2


Add paprika, chilli powder and salt to the oil and mix. 

This is your chip flavouring.

You can add extra chilli powder if you want them hot.


Making Paprika Chips - Step 3 - tortillas

STEP 3

Cut each of your flour or corn tortillas into 4 long strips, then cut them into triangles.

Don't worry if some of the edge pieces are a bit of an odd shape, they will taste just as good.

Lay them out in a single layer on one or two baking trays, just to see how many trays you need.

Only have one? That's ok, just cook them in batches.


Making Paprika chips - Step 4 - Brush the chips

STEP 4

Each side of each chip until they are all coated and in a single layer, not overlapping.


Making Paprika chips - Step 5 - Keep brushing

STEP 5


Keep going until they are all done.

If you run out of flavouring, just make up another batch. I do find sometimes it's enough, but if I have been over generous when brushing the chips, sometimes I need to make up more.


Making Paprika chips - Step 5 - Bake

STEP 6

Bake until crisp with a good golden colour.

Leave them to cool on the tray.

Once they are cool enough,  taste one to check the seasoning. You can sprinkle over a little more salt if you think it needs it.

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Yield: 60 - 70 chips
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Easy Paprika Tortilla Chips

Easy Paprika Tortilla Chips

These homemade tortilla chips are flavoured with paprika and super easy to make. No more buying bags of nachos when they are so quick to make.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 large corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • a generous pinch of chilli powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Mix the oil, spices and seasoning and set aside.
  3. Cut the tortillas in 4 long strips, then cut into triangles.
  4. Lay in a single layer on a large tray or trays.
  5. Brush each chip on either side.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes until crisp and a good deep colour.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray. Once cool, try one to check the seasoning. If it needs a bit more you can add a little more salt.
  8. Serve with dip.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes:

You might need a bit extra seasoning if you are over-generous when brushing the chips, just make another half batch up.

As long as they are cool, you can keep in an airtight tub or sealed freezer bag for later.

They are great served with a creamy dip, but good on their own too.


Calories

12.52

Fat (grams)

0.61

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.09

Carbs (grams)

1.73

Fiber (grams)

0.20

Net carbs

1.54

Sugar (grams)

0.28

Protein (grams)

0.28

Sodium (milligrams)

23.42

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
Created using The Recipes Generator

17 comments

  1. Enjoyed these for an afternoon snack and they do not disappoint! So easy and unexpected; easily, a new favorite chip!

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  2. What a great spice to add to tortilla chips! They sounds perfect for every dip and I like the suggestions like hummus for serving. Can't wait to give these a go, thanks!

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    1. They are great with hummus and such an easy chip to make at home.

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  3. I love paprika flavoured chips, so these tortilla chips are such a great idea! Can't wait to try it!

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  4. Yummy! My family is going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to make these for little get togethers!

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    1. They will go down well. My husband and son love these.

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  5. What a great recipe - Making a stew tomorrow - this would be a great side! Thank you for all the detail!

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    1. Enjoy them, they super easy to make and can go in the oven at the same time as your stew.

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  6. I never really thought about how you would make these at home. They sound super easy.

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  7. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try the dhal idea with extra chilli added. I like my chips hot. Martin

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    1. Good idea. I'm a bit of a wuss with heat so I keep the chilli to a minimum 🤣

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  8. I've had that exact same issue with wooden pastry brushes! I have. Asilicone one now which I love. These look fab btw. I've always been boring but just seasoned with salt. Will give these a go 😁

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    1. You are right about the brushes, it always happens. Do try this flavour combo.

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  9. Thanks for linking to my cauliflower hummus. These sound delicious!

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