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Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Tortillas Recipe

I usually have to double this flour tortilla recipe because we go through these so quickly. The tortillas are so tender, chewy and simple, you’ll never use store-bought again. —Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm. Yield: 8 tortillas.

Recipe Note

How-To: How to Make Homemade Tortillas >

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Other fats work in place of olive oil. Traditionalists use lard, but shortening or coconut oil can be used as well. Just cut it into the flour before kneading.
  • Relax springy, hard-to-roll dough by resting it a few more minutes.
  • The key to making tender tortillas: Keep a keen eye on them and adjust cooking time or temp as needed. If they're too crisp, reduce heat a notch, or stop cooking a few seconds earlier.
  • For homemade chips, cut tortillas into wedges

  • and bake at 350 degrees until crisp. Add a touch of oil and seasonings of your choice: We love sea salt and chili powder.

    Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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    Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

    "I made this recipe twice and I love it !!!"

    Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

    "I made it just now and it was totally amazing"

    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

    "I just made this recipe. It was my first attempt at tortillas and they're hard to shape without prior practice, but for a four (very basic) ingredient tortilla, I love them! So simple and yummy!"

    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2017

    "quick and easy! I put 3/4 tsp of salt and baking powder. They were perfect! I like my comal a little on the hot side before I place my first tortilla and turn it down to medium-high!"

    Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

    "These were great! I used vegetable oil instead and I threw the ingredients into a bread machine. They were perfect."

    Reviewed Jun. 9, 2017

    "I made these yesterday and they are totally amazing. I did try a different recipe before and while the end result tastedgood the dough was so sticky.

    I found this dough perfect. I put the ingredients in my bread machine on a dough setting for 5 minutes and it was perfect. They roll out really well and taste amazing. They are the best tasting i have made and i have only been making tortillas for a month! They are so easy to make and cook that even I can make them and have everyone coming back for more. This coming from a person who can burn toast. I did use hot water though. I refrigerated left over dough and used it today and it was still perfect"

    Reviewed Apr. 12, 2017

    "Love! Just made these last night and I was very happy with how easy they were and how great they tasted. I was skeptical after reading some reviews, but after looking through other recipes I decided to go with these because all ingredients were on hand and it seemed like a low-risk trial. So happy! I did use warm water per reviewers advice - and found out you really only have to cook for about 10 - 15 seconds a side (I used a hot cast iron skillet wiped with oil) - otherwise just followed the instructions. My boyfriend kept referring to them as "clean food" - lol! I guess because they didn't come out of a package!?"

    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

    "I tried this recipe but alas, fail. You need lard. The olive oil gives a terrible texture and taste. We've been making tortillas for years. Sometimes too they are like crackers. They also taste terrible unless you eat them fresh. not good."

    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

    "Great Recipe, I just have one little trick. I use warm water when I mix the Ingredients together. In my opinion it makes them perfect. And for those who say the Recipe isnt good. It just takes prectice, Tortillas are a little difficult at first. You have to make it a few times before they start turning out amazing."

    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

    "Really good crackers!"

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