July 25, 2014
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Everyone’s favorite nacho-cheese chips get an ingredient makeover with this easy Homemade Dorito recipe!
And the other big bonus? You won’t have to worry about half the bag being filled with air. Make as many as you want, and enjoy them ALL.
This homemade Dorito recipe is just as yummy as the other guys but made with real ingredients. They are perfect with cheese dip for a party appetizer or packed into a school lunch. However you serve them, they’ll be the first snack to go!
We see these particular chips at nearly every party and they’re gone from the table at lightning speed because everyone loves them, including yours truly! What many of us don’t love is the long ingredient list.
Does that mean we don’t eat chips at all? Of course not, we eat other varieties but that doesn’t stop us from wanting these.
To make these chips, I prefer to use corn tortillas since they turn into that crispy texture of Doritos when baked.
How to Make Doritos Chips
And it doesn’t take much to turn regular corn tortillas and a handful of seasoning into those crunchy, nacho-cheese flavored chips. Here’s how to make your own Doritos at home:
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the tortillas onto the baking sheet and brush oil on both sides. Stack the tortillas, then cut 3 ways making 6 triangles.
- In a medium-size bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, chili powder, smoked paprika, and salt, stir to combine. Toss the sliced tortillas into the spice mix, making sure each piece gets evenly coated and ley them in a single later onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Allow the chips to cool down to room temperature before serving or packing into lunch containers.
Easy enough, right? Watch this video to see how it’s done!
You could say I have a knack for taking kid-favorite foods like pop tarts, Oreos, fruit roll-ups, and turning them into real and tasty treats like I did for many of the recipes in The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet Cookbook.
It has countless, incredible snacks and treats recipes made with wholesome ingredients. It’s a great tool for any picky eaters and encourages kids to try new things. And when you have picky eaters, you know trying to eat less processed foods can be a challenge, that’s why I’m here to help.
Recipes like these homemade Doritos prove that real food can be fun, easy to make, and something kids actually want to eat!
- 6 tortillas
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the tortillas onto the baking sheet and brush oil on both sides. Stack the tortillas and cut 3 ways making 6 triangles.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add the Parmesan, chili powder, smoked paprika, and salt, stir to combine. Toss the sliced tortillas into the spice mix, making sure each piece gets evenly coated and lay them in a single layer onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Allow to cool before serving or packing into lunch containers.
I’m a DIY-er home cook who want to make my own cheese from scratch. Can I make this recipe using mozzarella cheese?
Hi Chanel, this recipe needs powdery seasoning to coat the chips. Mozzarella is a little too pliable for it to work.
Can I make doritos using regular paprika?
I made these homemade doritos today. I think one of the issues other people had is that they skimp on spraying/oiling the tortillas. If you do that, they turn out crispy, delicious, and without the fake cheese! Great recipe.
My daughter is obsessed with doritos! thanks for this healthier homemade doritio recipe so I can let her enjoy her snacks without worry!
I bought flour tortillas . can i use them instead of corn?
yes but the “chip” won’t be the same texture.
The recipe doesn’t state what kind of tortillas to use. You might edit that :)
I have a batch about to go in the oven. If this works out, I will make up a bunch of the seasoning next time I have an empty spice jar. :-)
Yay! Let us know how they turned out!
Was this recipe on FB ? I don’t remember the Parmesan cheese.
Hi Francie, the Parmesan is what gives them their cheesy flavor.
Can I use these to make nachos?
sure. the chips should be “crispy” when they are done. enjoy!
These look great! Thanks for posting!
Can these chips be fried instead?
I’ve never tried frying them, but I imagine the seasoning isn’t going to hold when you fry them.
Fry the corn chips first and then when they’re done being fried and still very very hot dunk them in the seasoning mix it’ll hold and they taste great that way!
You can fry them. Fry the chips up plain, let drain a bit (you want a little oil to help the seasoning to stick), then toss them with the seasoning. You can use a paper or ziplock bag or a large bowl (I always use the bowl to season my chips.) I do this all the time with potato chips. Do note, however, that the seasoning may not stick quite as well, since it’s not baked on. For me, that’s never really been much of an issue. Good luck!
Would nutritional yeast be an acceptable substitute for the Parmesan cheese?
I’m sure it could be. Not sure about how it would taste on there.
They actually have a soy-free vegan Parmesan Chesse.
Is grated parmesan cheese the kind in the shaker tube or the fresh kind?
either will work.
Can you make extra batches and seal is big Ziplock bags or would they still go bad?
I would make extra of the seasoning in a zip bag. make the doritos as you need them. they have no preservatives, so they are meant to be eaten soon.
How soon do they need to be eaten? If you make on a Sunday, will they remain fresh through the week? Thank you!
these need to be eaten the same day. they have no preservatives or stabilizers.
I suppose you will make the tortillas as well:P
Dont you have the complet recipe? If do something,
I want to do it all by myself. But thank you for the
I love this recipe for homemade tortillas.
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
Pinned, Laura. I LOVE this. I have a Dorito Popcorn Recipe on my site and we were planning on doing DIY Doritos next. Great recipe.
Can you freeze them for later or do they need to be eaten immediately? I was thinking of making for lunches for the week, but they might get stale?
shelly, these can’t be frozen. doritos are crispy. you can make extra seasoning and keep it in the pantry for later.
Does it have to be “smoked” paprika? Not sure if I’ve ever heard of that….
the smoked paprika definitely gives it the dorito taste.. you can use regular paprika as well.
Where can you get the smoked paprika? Is there something to make it with or can a substitution be made with say liquid smoke?
Liquid smoke will not work. You can use standard sweet paprika instead. Smoked paprika can be found at your grocery.
Do you know if/or how you could make cool ranch Doritos? Also any recipes for a queso dip?
Working on “ranch” doritos as we speak. You can find our Homemade Velveeta here. Enjoy!
What can you use instead of chili powder (my son hes allergic to onion which i have found in most chili powders (kroger sams walmart)
Hi Shea! You can make your own chili powder blend without onion. This recipe looks great! http://www.food.com/recipe/chili-powder-456120