Baked Tortilla Chips Topped With Spices

Baked tortilla chips are a family favorite, and this recipe is at the top of our list. Adapted from The Williams Sonoma Kids’ Cookbook, it’s super easy, but has flavors sophisticated enough to serve at an adult get-together.

I have to credit Fuzz for discovering this one because if it weren’t for her, we would have just made chocolate chip cookies again. Thanks, Fuzz! I’m glad you’re starting to enjoy baking.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Now we did make a few changes here and there. The original recipe calls for 6 (6-inch) tortillas, but we used 4 (8 inch) tortillas. We also swapped out Asiago cheese for grated Parmesan, but other than that we pretty much stuck to the recipe.

Baked Spiced Tortilla Chips
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Baked Spiced Tortilla Chips
Serves: 32
  • 4-6 flour tortillas (we used 4 8-inch)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan or Asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Pinch or two of salt and black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with non-stick foil
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Brush the butter over the tortillas as evenly as possible – we didn’t use all of the butter for the flour large tortillas, but if you are using 6 tortillas, you might need more butter.
  3. Mix the cheese, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, paprika, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the tortillas. With a pizza cutter, cut each tortilla into 8 triangles. Arrange the triangles on the baking sheet. Bake on center rack for 8 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly brown on the edges. Let cool. Makes 32 (if using large flour tortillas).
  4. Here's a bonus picture. I snapped this picture of Fuzz when she wasn't looking. This was taken last week while she made brownies, which she insisted had to be from scratch.


Someone’s come a long way.

Fuzz cooks


Fuzz bakes

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  1. says

    Oh my gosh! SO cute! She’s been baking her whole life! I love it. These chips look great. I actually have everything to make them, too.

  2. says

    Emily, thanks! It’s fun to look back on those old photos. I may add a few more. Let me know what you think of the chips. The book also has a really good chocolate chip cookie in it.

  3. Louise says

    Great photos, Anna. I have some corn tortillas that I should probably use up. This sounds like a good thing for them.

  4. says

    The chips look great! They’d probably be good with a beer, or in Fuzz’s case a root beer.
    Those pictures of Fuzz baking through the years are precious!!

  5. says

    I love hearing/seeing things like this because it’s something that I wish now, as an adult, I could have done with my Mom/Grandmothers as a child. I’ve been trying to catch up, but 20 some odd years is a lot of time gone by. Oh and by the way… why are you and your daughter trying to make me fat? :).

  6. Louise says

    I especially love the stars and stripes outfit. I’m surprised Fuzz lets you show that photo. 🙂

  7. JoAnn Levy says

    This is my first time looking at these great recipes…I found them at my website…so I clicked it on….and oh my!!!!! These are wonderful recipes..I’ve been reading them all night….That wonderful glaze on a hot cake, and put back in the oven for 15 minutes…My mom made that all the time…she called that her lazy daisy cake…You’ve got to love it…I have put this on my favorites….
    The only bad thing is I’m dieting! They can’t be around without eating them….Life is short…INDULGE!!!!

  8. says

    Those chips look fancy…perfect for a party. Cute pictures!

  9. says

    OH my gosh — such cute pictures!!!
    This recipe looks good too. Yay, Fuzz!

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