Easy Homemade Doritos

Everyone’s favorite nacho-cheese chips get an ingredient makeover with this easy Homemade Dorito Recipe!

Homemade Doritos

We see these nacho cheese chips at nearly every party and they’re gone from the table in lightning speed because, well, everyone loves them. What many of us don’t love is the ingredient list -many of which my daughter is allergic to.

Does that mean we don’t eat chips at all? Of course not, we eat other varieties but that doesn’t stop her from asking for these.

This homemade Dorito recipe is just as yummy as the other guys but made with clean ingredients. They are perfect to dip into cheese dip or salsa.

You could say I have a thing for taking those kid-favorite foods like pop tarts, Oreos, fruit roll-ups, and turning them into real, and tasty treats!

More homemade snacks: The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet Cookbook.

Recipes like this one show parents everywhere that real food can be fun, easy to make, and something kids actually want to eat! And when you have picky eaters, trying to eat a less processed food diet can be a challenge.

To make these chips, I prefer to use corn tortillas since they turn into that crunchy, crispy texture of Doritos.

These are great to use for packed lunches or as a party appetizer! They’ll be the first snack to go!

Homemade Doritos

Homemade Doritos

Snack time gets a real makeover with these Easy Homemade Doritos recipe! Made with real ingredients but they still have the crunch and seasoning we all love

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 to 20 mins
  • Total Time: 23 – 28 mins
  • Yield: 9 chips 1x


  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the tortillas onto the baking sheet and brush oil on both sides. Stack the tortillas and cut 3 ways making 6 triangles.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Allow to cool before serving or packing into lunch containers.


Recipe source: www.snack-girl.com.


  • Serving Size: 9 chips
  • Calories: 126
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: chips

About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 kids, obsessed with coffee, meal planning, and helping you cook fresh meals for your family fast!

35 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Doritos”

  1. Gail says:

    I bought flour tortillas . can i use them instead of corn?

    1. MOMables says:

      yes but the “chip” won’t be the same texture.

  2. 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. :-)

    1. MOMables says:

      Yay! Let us know how they turned out!

  3. Francie Baron says:

    Was this recipe on FB ? I don’t remember the Parmesan cheese.

    1. MOMables says:

      Hi Francie, the Parmesan is what gives them their cheesy flavor.

  4. Max says:

    Can I use these to make nachos?

    1. MOMables says:

      sure. the chips should be “crispy” when they are done. enjoy!

  5. Beth says:

    These look great! Thanks for posting!

  6. dave says:

    Can these chips be fried instead?

    1. MOMables says:

      I’ve never tried frying them, but I imagine the seasoning isn’t going to hold when you fry them.

      1. amy says:

        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!

    2. Beth says:

      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!

  7. Brittney says:

    Would nutritional yeast be an acceptable substitute for the Parmesan cheese?

    1. MOMables says:

      I’m sure it could be. Not sure about how it would taste on there.

    2. Niki says:

      They actually have a soy-free vegan Parmesan Chesse.

  8. Rachel says:

    Is grated parmesan cheese the kind in the shaker tube or the fresh kind?

  9. Meri says:

    Can you make extra batches and seal is big Ziplock bags or would they still go bad?

    1. MOMables says:

      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.

      1. Niki says:

        How soon do they need to be eaten? If you make on a Sunday, will they remain fresh through the week? Thank you!

        1. MOMables says:

          these need to be eaten the same day. they have no preservatives or stabilizers.

  10. Jan says:

    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
    spices list:)

    1. MOMables says:

      I love this recipe for homemade tortillas.

  11. 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.

  12. Shelly says:

    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?

    1. MOMables says:

      shelly, these can’t be frozen. doritos are crispy. you can make extra seasoning and keep it in the pantry for later.

  13. Nikki K says:

    Does it have to be “smoked” paprika? Not sure if I’ve ever heard of that….

    1. MOMables says:

      the smoked paprika definitely gives it the dorito taste.. you can use regular paprika as well.

      1. Margaret says:

        Where can you get the smoked paprika? Is there something to make it with or can a substitution be made with say liquid smoke?

        1. MOMables says:

          Liquid smoke will not work. You can use standard sweet paprika instead. Smoked paprika can be found at your grocery.

          1. Jake says:

            Do you know if/or how you could make cool ranch Doritos? Also any recipes for a queso dip?

          2. MOMables says:

            Working on “ranch” doritos as we speak. You can find our Homemade Velveeta here. Enjoy!

      2. Shea says:

        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)

        1. MOMables says:

          Hi Shea! You can make your own chili powder blend without onion. This recipe looks great! http://www.food.com/recipe/chili-powder-456120

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