Microwave Tortilla Chips

I’m allergic to corn so traditional tortilla chips don’t work for me. I can tolerate the organic version, but those aren’t always available. So I make my own. At home, I would make them in the oven, but at school, the kitchen is pretty far from room and, in New York, I didn’t have a oven. I tried making them in microwave and it worked! Continue reading to learn how I did it.


*Note: I tested this recipe on a 1200 watt microwave. If your microwave has a higher or lower wattage, adjust the cook time as needed.

  • oil
  • 4 medium flour tortillas
  • salt (optional)
  • microwave-safe plate
  1. Place a tortilla on the plate and lightly coat both sides with oil. Add salt or other seasonings if desired.
  2. Put tortilla in microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Flip and put back in for 40 secs (Make sure to keep an eye out to avoid burning).
  4. Let sit to cool for 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Repeat 3 more times.
  6. Break apart and enjoy!

Tortilla chips can also be made in the oven.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles (like a pizza) and lay in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Coat both sides with oil and add salt and other seasonings if desired.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

Now try either of these recipes and pair them with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or other dips!

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