Easy Tortilla Bowls!

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Who doesn’t love it when your taco salad comes out in a fun and totally edible tortilla bowl?!? Sometimes that the whole reason I order the salad – lol. So I was determined to make them myself and turns out it’s pretty darn easy. While, yes, a lot of the ones you get at a restaurant are in fact deep fried – this oven version is still going to satisfy your cravings. These super Easy Tortilla Bowls are a game changer for sure!

Easy Tortilla Bowls

You absolutely need at least one set of nesting bowls to be able to make these bowls. I have two sets so I am able to make two bowls at a time. You will need to use a 1.5qt bowl and a 2.5qt bowl for this particular kitchen hack. This works perfectly with the burritos sized flour tortillas. These tortillas are between 8 and 10 inches in diameter. Any bigger and it may be just a bit too much and any smaller and you are likely to not get enough.

The cooking spray also plays an important roll to help the tortillas get that crispy texture you want – sort of like a giant tortilla chip. I prefer to use an Avocado Oil Cooking spray as it gives you that super high smoke temperature. This will minimize the chance of burning the edges of the tortillas. You can use whatever cooking spray you have on hand, just don’t skip this step. Not only will you not get crispy bowls, you may end up with tears and rips if the tortillas sticks to the bowl.

You can use these tortillas bowls for the ultimate taco salad. But you can also use them to make all sort of rice bowls, bean bowls and even use them for a beautiful presentation of different foods in a buffet or tablescape type setting.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Easy Tortilla Bowls!

Make your own Tortilla bowls for taco salads, rice bowls and more!
Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword flour tortillas, taco salad, tortilla bowls
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 Nesting Glass Bowls


  • 6 Burrito Sized Tortillas
  • Cooking Spray


  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • Spray in the inside of larger nesting bowl. Place tortilla in bottom of bowl (it's okay if there are folds).
  • Spray top of tortilla with cooking spray. Place smaller bowl on top and press down slightly to make sure it's all the way.
  • Place in oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and – very carefully – remove smaller bowl and then tortilla bowl. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Let cool before filling with other ingredients.

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14 thoughts on “Easy Tortilla Bowls!

  1. I think I need to try these tortilla bowls, they’re something a bit different and would sure make a salad a little more exciting. x

  2. These look great, and so easy to make. I have to cook almost everything with whole grain flour, do you think I could make these too? My kid would love it, and I am thinking I could make them in advance and freeze them, so I can use this when I don’t have time for cooking.

    1. I’m sure they would work with whole grain flour, as long as they were thin and pliable enough. I’m not sure about the freezing though. Only because I’m not much of a prep and freezer. But I don’t think they would retain their crispness.

  3. Julie Syl & Paul – I am a business admin Tutor/Trainer, on-line marketing mentor & counselor. My aim in life is to train entrepreneurs to get to your dreams and achieve your dream lifestyle. I share whats working now on lead generation, prospecting, recruiting and closing! I Mentor network marketers on use of social media to market your business and maximise your earnings! I love spending quality time with my family 4 days a week which my business allows me to do :)
    Julie Syl says:

    This is a brilliant idea for a lazy Sunday, thanks for sharing at the SSPS #275

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