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Baked Tortilla Bowls

Homemade Baked Tortilla Bowls are a delicious, affordable, and healthier version of deep-fried bowls. These crispy taco bowls can be made ahead of time and don’t require any special equipment.

a fork in a baked tortilla bowl

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Nobody orders a taco salad at a restaurant for the salad. We all know we’re in it for that delicious crispy taco bowl. Now you can skip that sub-par taco salad, and make your own crunchy tortilla bowls at home.

These DIY taco bowls are baked, not fried. They’re so fun for taco bar night at home, and you can make them without any special equipment. You’ll simply need a plate, baking sheet, and a few soup bowls. 

As far as the fillings, the sky is the limit! Start with shredded lettuce or cabbage, and then add things like: Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice, Instant Pot Mexican Rice, Spicy Instant Pot Black Beans, Air Fryer Tofu, and Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken. I like to season the protein I use with homemade Whole30 Taco Seasoning.

For toppings, I love Chipotle Sauce, Encurtido, Avocado Ranch, Healthy Guacamole, Gluten-Free French Fried Onions, and Avocado Yogurt Dip.

4 photos showing how to make Crunchy Taco Bowls

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Double-check that the bowls you plan to use are marked as “oven-safe”.
  • You can use corn tortillas for a gluten-free version, but the taco bowls will be much smaller. You should also microwave the tortillas for 15 seconds to make them pliable before dipping in the water/oil mixture.
  • These can be meal prepped up to three days before you want to use them. Allow them to fully cool and then store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

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5 from 2 votes

Baked Tortilla Bowls

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
These crispy taco bowls can be made ahead of time and don't require any special equipment.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil {divided}
  • 4 flour tortillas {burrito size}
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place 4 shallow bowls with the opening facing up on a rimmed baking sheet. Spray the bowls lightly with olive oil.
  • Place oil and water in a shallow dish. 
  • Dip each tortilla in the water and oil mixture, coating each side. Allow the excess to drip back into the dish. 
  • Place each tortilla into a bowl, and "mold" it into a bowl shape.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how crispy you like your shell.

Notes

For best results, use burrito-sized tortillas.
 
To prep: Allow them to fully cool and then store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Tortilla Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 tortilla bowl)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 comments on “Baked Tortilla Bowls”

  1. Thank you! These instructions could not have been easier..I made these last night and they were so good!5 stars

  2. no need for anything fancy! perfect for me!5 stars