Homemade Taco Shells (crunchy)

three tacos made with homemade shells

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See how to make your own crunchy taco shells – easy recipe from corn tortillas! 


  • 8 yellow corn tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F place one oven rack in the middle position, making sure there is at least 4” of room between that oven rack and the next one. I suggest you move the bottom rack all the way to the bottom of the oven.
  2. Place 4 corn tortillas in your microwave for 15 to 20 seconds to warm them up and make them pliable. Transfer them onto a baking sheet and repeat the process with the remaining corn tortillas.
  3. Spray both sides of all corn tortillas with cooking spray.
  4. Pull the oven rack out, if possible, and using tongs, drape each tortilla over two bars of your oven rack.
  5. Bake, for 8 to 10 minutes until the tortillas are golden and crispy. Carefully remove them from the oven onto a baking sheet.



These tortillas are best enjoyed the same day.