EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells

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EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells

EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells

Surprisingly easy and far better-tasting than store-bought taco shells.

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 35 min.


  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Wrap 4 tortillas in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. (Alternatively, wrap in foil and heat in the preheated oven until steaming, 5 to 7 minutes.) Coat both sides with cooking spray; sprinkle a little chili powder and salt on one side.

Step 3

Drape each tortilla over a panel on a baked-taco rack and bake until crispy and brown, 7 to 10 minutes. (Or see Kitchen Tip.)

Step 4

Remove the shells from the rack and repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the remaining 8 tortillas.