You’ll love this brilliant recipe hack for making crunchy, low-carb tortilla chips. Dip them into guacamole, serve with hot, cheesy, beef nachos or top with your favorite cheese.
I’m not sure I can really call this a recipe but I had to share this brilliant idea for making low-carb tortilla chips. Get your hands on some low-carb tortillas and they are a cinch.
Healthy Low-Carb Tortilla Chips are perfect for ketogenic diets and low-carb diets where regular tortillas chips are off the menu due to their high-carb content.
Make some homemade tortilla chips using store bought low-carb tortillas and enjoy that crispy, crack of chips that you miss on a keto diet.
They bake in 10 minutes and so are quick and the prep is so simple, your kids could do it (and I mean the little ones!)
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO ENJOY THIS LAZY LOW-CARB TORTILLA CHIPS RECIPE:
- Dip into guacamole
- With low-carb dips eg. pesto, olive tapendade, salsa
- Dipped into cheesey queso dip
With a slice of cheese
With a keto-friendly cheeseboard
STORE BOUGHT KETO LOW-CARB TORTILLA
Note that while they are low-carb, most store-bought keto tortillas are NOT gluten-free or grain-free:
- Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas – 3g net carbs per tortilla
- La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortillas – 3g net carbs per tortilla
- Mission Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortilla’s– 4-6g net carbs per tortilla, check packaging
- La Banderita Carb Counter / Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas – 5g net carbs per tortilla
- Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas (3g net carbs per tortilla)
- Carbzone Low Carb Tortilla 390 g (7g net carbs per tortilla)
- Mission Wraps Low Carb 288G from Woolworths (11g net carbs per tortilla – a little on the high side)
- Empower Foods Low Carb Tortilla Wrap – 3g net carbs
Store bought low-carb & gluten-free tortilla:
- Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortilla is grain free, however it is higher in carbs at 8g net carbs per tortillas. They can be found by searching on Amazon but are often out of stock.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve found any low-carb tortilla brands that you love!
How to make Lazy Low-Carb Tortillas
- Start by pre-heating your oven to 350°F (180°c).
- Take out the tortillas and cut them up into small triangular shapes. Use a pair of kitchen scissors or a knife [images 1-2]
- You can also tear the tortillas up by hand for a more rustic look.
- Prepare a large baking sheet (you may need 2) by lining with parchment paper and lay the tortilla triangles out in a single layer.
- Brush the tortilla triangles with olive oil or your favorite oil and then flip the chips over and brush the other side with oil. [image 3]
- Sprinkle over a pinch of salt [image 4]
- Bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven until golden and crispy [image 5]
- Serve hot or after cooled with guacamole, beef nachos. dips, cheese and antipasto. [image 6]
Cooking Tips & Tricks for Easy Low-Carb Tortilla Chips (Keto)
- Leftover tortilla chips? Store in an airtight container for 1-2 days at room temperature
- Make ahead? Keto tortilla chips are their best and crispiest on the day that they are made but will keep for a day or 2
- Gluten-free? Most low-carb tortillas are NOT gluten-free so be sure to check labels. Try the Siete brand almond flour tortillas which can sometimes be found by searching on Amazon.
CAN I EAT TORTILLA CHIPS ON A LOW-CARB DIET?
Regular tortilla chips are off limits on a low-carb or keto diet because they contain high amounts of carbohydrates. As carbohydrates are limited on a low-carb diet to between 20-50g net carbs per day, eating tortilla chips would blow out your daily allowance. There is, however, a simple low-carb alternative. Try making your own simply by baking some oiled low-carb tortillas in the oven at 350F (180c) for 8-10 minutes.
IS THERE A LOW-CARB TORTILLA?
Yes, there are several low-carb tortillas available to purchase. Regular flour and corn tortillas contain 12-15g net carbs each so are not particularly low-carb. Store-bought low-carb tortillas range from 3-6g net carbs per tortilla.
Look for brands such as La Tortilla Factory, Mission, Mama Lupe and Le Banderita.
If you want to make your own keto-friendly tortillas, check out the recipe for Almond Flour Keto Tortilla Recipe over at My PCOS Kitchen.
HOW MANY CARBS ARE IN TORTILLA CHIPS?
Regular store bought tortilla chips contain 15-20g net carbs per 28g (that’s about 11 chips).
Our lazy, low-carb version has 6g of net carbs for one tortilla made into chips.
For more snack ideas, check out our post: 101 Easy Low-Carb Snacks (That Real People Eat) and download the FREE printable list.
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Lazy Low-Carb Tortilla Chips
- 6 low-carb tortillas
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or your favorite oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180c).
- Tear up the tortillas into pieces or cut with scissors into triangles.
- Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer and brush both sides with the oil.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they have crisped up nicely.
- Enjoy with some guacamole, beef nachos, dips or cheese.
This post was originally published in March of 2017, but was republished with step by step instructions and tips in October of 2018.
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These are great. Made guacamole dip and they held up. Husband approved. Thank you so much for the recipe.
That’s wonderful to hear! They do make a great pairing with guacamole- it’s one of my faves too.
How about a keto recipe for chips made with (blanched) almond flour? The Siete grain-free chips are tasty (only have two chips/day) but they make them with mostly non-keto flour.
Great idea! I’m working on it 😊
So easy. I just oiled my pan, brushed my tortillas with olive oil, then cut them into triangles, placed them on the pan, sprinkled salt and baked. Came out great! Thanks for the recipe.
It’s so easy isn’t it!!! Glad it worked out well for you. Simple is often the best 😊
These are really good!! They don’t taste like corn chips, but they satisfy my need for chips and salsa, and nachos. They also work as a cracker, sprinkled with basil and Parmesan cheese, or sesame seeds. ( don’t turn these over). I read all the comments, and they were helpful. Spray both sides of tortilla with EVOO spray, put on cookie sheet and cut into triangles with pizza cutter. I baked at 350 for 10 min, turned them, and baked another 2 min. This is a game changer!! Perfection!!
Love these ideas and tips for keto tortilla chips especially the basil and Parmesan! So happy that this recipe is a hit for you 😀
La Bandarita Carb Counter line now has “street taco” size than are ZERO net carbs. Woo hoo
That’s fantastic news!!! Thanks for sharing the tip 🙂
We did a taste test with all of the different low carb tortillas we had in the house… Carb balance Wheat and white, The Carb counter Street tacos and Xtreme wellness wheat. The Carb balance, both flavors turned out light and crispy. The street tacos may be a bit thicker, because they didn’t crisp up, they just got hard.
Ah nice.. these are great tips on which low carb tortillas crisp up the best. Thank you for sharing!!!
Charlotte Lynn McNichols
I have been keto for almost 2 years now and these are a necessary part of my diet. I use the Fit & Active from Aldi’s because they are a little bit thicker and stiffer and don’t break up so easily when made in chips. I use my pizza cutter to cut into triangles and spray them with olive oil spray (Also from Aldi’s). I like to use the Mission and La Banderita wraps for wraps because they are softer.
That’s great to hear Charlotte and I’m so thrilled that this recipe is a staple for you. Aldi really is the best!!!
These are easy to make. I didnt care for the extra salt because i always used too much. I first put the oil on both sides of the tortilla. Next I used a pizza cutter to cut into mostly squares. I had to cook them around 15 min. They were nice and crunchy. I like the idea of cinnamon sugar. I cant post pic here so i will on pinterest page
Ooohh… cutting them with the pizza cutter is genius!!!
So easy to make and will make them all the time. I will see how everyone likes them today.
I’m so happy that they worked well for you. I hope everyone else likes them (if not, more for you!)
I’ve only been doing lower carbs since May. I found the Mission and LaBanderita low carb tortillas and nearly fainted with joy. Momma needs bread! I crave Nachos like air and I’ve really missed them. I was thrilled to find your recipe and we are having nachos tonight!
I did my first pan exactly like your instructions but baked 12 minutes. On my second and third pan I spread the olive oil on the pan and then did the tops, this saved turning them over. I baked the second pan 6 minutes then rotated the pan and did 6 more minutes. On the third pan I baked 8 minutes, flipped them over and baked 5 more minutes. I tried different methods to try and get a little more crunch and my oven is old and crochity. All methods worked the same so I’ll do your original method for ease. These chips are fantastic and even held up to deviled ham. I made a lot so I could sample…delish!!
Wow, Terri! This is amazing…I love that you tried different ways of cooking the tortilla chips. There are many ways to make them – that’s why I love them. They’re so easy to make! The trick is not to eat too many at once 🙂 I’m so happy that you liked our recipe!!!
Thank you for the recipe. I didn’t know how much I missed out on tortilla chips until I made these. Went excellent with guacamole. Going to try it with cinnamon and low carb sugar next time.
That’s awesome – I hadn’t thought of this variation but it’s a brilliant idea. Let us know how it turns out!!!
Thanks for the recipe! I’m making Keto Queso Chicken Soup tonight and these will be perfect on the side!
Excellent! I hope they turned out well for you 😉
Thank you for including an Australian option, much appreciated.
I have also found Empower Wraps are available via mail order here in Australia too and have only 2g of carbs in them. They keep well opened in the fridge sealed in a container for ages too.
Glad this was helpful! I am always on the lookout for low-carb options here in Oz as we just don’t have the same range as in the USA . I have tried the Empower wraps but haven’t been able to get them recently. I will check out ordering them online – thanks for the tip!
These are awesome. Instead of bushing each one with oil I sprayed them with avocado oil. Easy Pezzy.
That would be easier for sure than brushing the oil on…and I love the idea of using avocado oil too. Glad the recipe worked well for you!
I just made one tortilla’s worth and sat right down and ate every one. I’m making a second batch to eat with guacamole tomorrow. I live in south Texas and our grocery store is H-E-B. They have 3 carb tortillas and they are really good.
That’s awesome that you can buy them at your local store! I’m glad you enjoyed them and are making another batch. They really are easy…
Aldi has 4 carb tortillas, Fit and Active brand. Very good. About $1.oo package.
Whoops. I meant $1.99
What a great price!
Thanks for the tip on Aldi tortillas Gayle. I’ve noticed that they are expanding their low-carb range… last time I was there I picked up some low-carb buns which were quite good. I’ll be looking out for the tortillas now!
It’s so much easier to brush the oil on both sides of the whole tortillas before you cut them intio wedges.
Ha!! That’s so true – why didn’t I think of that?!!! Thanks Susan 🙂
What’s your favorite brand to use?? Or which brand You think has the best flavor??
I’d go with the Mama Lupe or La Tortilla Factory as they have the lowest carbs….flavors are similar!
Easy, simple substitute for chips
I’m so happy that you found this recipe useful 🙂
I’m in Atlanta, so not sure if these are available everywhere, but La Banderita low carb tortillas are big and soft and only have 5 net carbs. I was a fan of La Tortilla Factory’s low carb tortillas until I found these. They’re delicious turned into chips.
Thanks for the tip! I haven’t tried these ones but I’m going to see if I can buy them. 👍🏼👍🏼
I always hold out part of the batch and sprinkled with stevia and cinnamon. Makes a great dessert treat on Taco night!
I love this idea! A sweet version is genius – trying tonight 🙂
How long would you say they keep for?
They will keep for a 2-3 days in an airtight container but they are best and most crunchy on the first day.
I followed your tortilla chip recipe with the La Tortilla brand and they were chewy not crispy… should I cook them longer ?
Yes – try cooking them for longer, until they get crisp. The cooking time can vary a lot with different brands. Also, make sure to brush the oil on lightly as too much oil might also cause them to be less crisp. You could use an oil spray as an alternative.
I had to cook mine a min of 15 min. But they are easy
Awesome Diana! I’m happy they worked out well for you even with the extra cooking time. They are unbelievably easy 🙂
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I am currently on a low-carb diet to loose some of the weight I have gained from eating out so much lately. I am so glad I found this recipe. One of my favorite indulgences is chips and salsa. Now I can have them on my diet. YAY!! Thanks for the recipe.
Enjoy and definitely check out some of the resources under our Keto Guides tab on the homepage.
Tortilla chips are some of favourite go to snacks, I can’t wait to try this recipe!
I hope you love it 🙂
This low carbs tortillas sound magnificent, perfect for work snacking – brill idea! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe idea
It’s also a good way to use any leftover low-carb (or regular) tortillas before they go stale!
This is such a great idea for homemade tortilla chips! Definitely going to give these a try. I love that they are low carb too! Going to pin for later!
I hope you try them – they are so easy!
Oh I love homemade tortilla chips! These look amazing!
That looks great I’m hungry for chips but did I read that there’s 28 carbs? For how many chips?
The net carbs for one serve is the total carbohydrates less the fiber. This would be 28 less 19 which totals 9g. One serve is 1 and a half whole tortillas. I have updated the recipe!
I just ordered a bunch of these wraps the other day and was wondering if I could make them into tortilla chips for the big game Sunday…I’m confused on your Carb count though…if using 6 tortillas, that is 7g of Carb (3 net carbs) per tortilla x 6 tortillas = 42 carbs (18 net carbs) for the total recipe. Given that a serving is 1 1/2 tortillas, my calculations would suggest 4 total servings, there for per serving is 10.5 carbs (4.5 net carbs). Am I missing something? Just trying to make sure I stay in track =)
I have used the nutrition info for the Mission brand and I think this is the difference. I’m guessing you are looking at the Mama Lupe brand and they are lower in carbs than Mission. Mama Lupe has 3g net carb per tortilla while Mission has 6g net. If you can get the Mama Lupe brand then it’s a better choice from a net carb point of view. The Mission tortilla is 15% larger so that compensates a little!
Mission has either reformulated these or cut the size down. The new packaging and their website now says 4 net carbs for the plain and 3 net carbs for the new spinach and herb.
Hi Ron, thanks for the update!! The carbs are definitely lower on the new packaging as you said. I’ll get this post updated. Thank you 🙂
Why is this article filled with pictures of corn chips?
I know! It’s hard to believe – they are low-carb tortilla chips! You make them using low-carb tortilla wraps.