These keto tortilla chips are super crispy, crunchy, and ready in just 20 minutes. I’m sure you’ll love these low carb nacho chips made with just a few pantry ingredients.
They have an irresistible cheesy flavor and can be served with your favorite dipping sauce.
So try these crispy low carb keto tortilla chips if you are looking for a keto alternative to regular tortilla chips that are high in carbs.
My thing is that I believe that any recipe can be made in a keto way, and tortilla chips were a real challenge.
However, I managed to develop the best recipe to satisfy my chips cravings, and this keto-friendly nacho recipe is super similar both in texture and flavor.
Some recipes use low carb tortilla or pita bread to make keto approved nachos, but in my opinion, they aren’t even close to the real deal.
- 1 Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Tortila Chips Recipe
- 2 Are Tortilla Chips Keto-Friendly?
- 3 Keto Tortilla Chips Ingredients
- 4 How To Make Keto Tortilla Chips
- 5 Baking the Chips
- 6 Tips For Making The Best Low Carb Tortilla Chips
- 7 Variations
- 8 Storing Ideas
- 9 Serving Ideas
- 10 Frequently Asked Questions
- 11 More Keto Snacks
- 12 Keto Tortilla Chips
Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Tortila Chips Recipe
- Loaded with the classic corn flavor minus the carbs.
- Easy to make in just 20 minutes.
- It’s super customizable and can be adapted to suit your preferences by using different spices herbs.
- A satisfying snack option that’s only 3g net carbs perfect for anyone on a keto or low carb diet.
Are Tortilla Chips Keto-Friendly?
No, traditional tortilla chips are not keto-friendly because they are made with corn and wheat flour and other ingredients that are too high in carbs.
A typical serving of tortilla chips (1 oz or about 10-12 chips) contains around 18-20 grams of carbs, which can easily exceed the daily carb limit for those following a keto diet.
However, there are low-carb tortilla chips alternatives available at any store that are suitable for a keto diet. These chips are usually made with keto-friendly flours like almond flour, coconut flour, or a combination of both, and are seasoned with herbs and spices. They typically contain only 2-5 grams of net carbs per serving, making them a good option for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
But fortunately, you can make your keto tortilla chips at home with just a handful of low-carb ingredients.
Keto Tortilla Chips Ingredients
It’s super easy to make low carb tortilla chips from scratch at home, and you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry. Here’s a note on the ingredients:
- Almond Flour – choose a superfine blanched almond flour for the best texture. Almond meal can have a gritty texture.
- Mozzarella Cheese – use low-moisture mozzarella cheese for the fathead dough. Cheddar cheese is also a great option.
- Egg – this ingredient helps everything to bind together. Use room temperature egg to avoid eggy flavor.
- Corn Extract – an essential ingredient that helps replicate the flavor of corn without adding extra carbs. It’s the same extract I used to make my keto cornbread recipe.
- Spices – garlic powder and chili powder for the best flavor.
- Salt – to taste.
How To Make Keto Tortilla Chips
Once you see how easy it is to make keto tortilla chips, you’ll make them super often. Here’s how to make the best crispy and crunchy keto tortilla chips you have ever tried:
Making the Fathead Dough
Start by adding the shredded mozzarella cheese to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for two minutes until it is fully melted.
Remove the melted mozzarella cheese from the microwave, add all the ingredients, and mix until the dough is formed.
Rolling the Dough
To avoid the dough from sticking to your rolling pin, roll the fathead dough between two pieces of baking paper to a thickness of about 1/8 inch.
Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into triangles or desired shapes.
Baking the Chips
To cut the dough into triangles or desired shapes, you can use a pizza cutter or a knife.
Start at one end of the dough and cut a straight line, then repeat in the opposite direction to create a cross in the middle of the dough. From there, you can continue cutting triangles by cutting diagonally from each corner of the cross toward the outer edges of the dough.
Alternatively, if you prefer a different shape, you can use a cookie cutter or simply cut the dough into squares or rectangles using a knife.
After you have cut the dough into desired shapes, transfer the chips onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each chip. This will allow them to cook evenly and become crispy.
Once the chips are arranged on the baking sheet, place them in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Be sure to keep an eye on them towards the end of the baking time, as they can quickly go from golden brown to burnt.
Tips For Making The Best Low Carb Tortilla Chips
- As the tortilla chips bake, keep an eye on them because they tend to burn quicker than traditional chips.
- If the dough is not mixing together, microwave it for 30 seconds to soften and knead again.
- Use pre-shredded mozzarella that doesn’t contain other starches typically added to shredded cheeses to keep the shreds from sticking together.
- Roll the dough as thin as possible to obtain the crispiest keto tortilla chips.
- Spicy Chips: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the dough for a spicy kick. You can also sprinkle some paprika or chipotle powder on top of the chips before baking for added flavor.
- Everything Bagel Chips: Use my everything but the bagel seasoning recipe or mix together sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion flakes, and garlic powder and sprinkle on top of the chips before baking for a delicious “everything bagel” flavor.
- Taco Seasoning Chips: Mix together taco seasoning and sprinkle on top of the chips before baking for a Mexican-inspired flavor.
- Ranch Chips: Add ranch seasoning to the dough or sprinkle it on top of the chips before baking for a savory and tangy flavor.
- Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips: Mix together sea salt and white vinegar and sprinkle on top of the chips before baking for a tangy and salty flavor.
- Herb Chips: Add dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or basil to the dough.
- Cinnamon Sugar Chips: For a sweet treat, mix together cinnamon and a low-carb sweetener such as monk fruit or erythritol and sprinkle on top of the chips before baking. Serve with a low-carb dip such as cream cheese or almond butter.
- Room temperature – You can store these keto tortilla chips in a plastic bag at room temperature for up to ten days.
- Fridge– Place the low carb tortilla chips in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezer – these keto tortilla chips are not freezer-friendly because once you thaw them, their texture will totally change.
If you’re keto cheese chips soften when stored in the fridge or freezer, reheat them in the oven at 220F for 10-15 minutes.
Although I like to eat these keto tortilla chips as simple as they are, you can pair them with many delicious dipping sauces. Here are some great ideas:
- You can make delicious guacamole and salsa.
- Make a cheddar cheese sauce.
- You can serve them with salads.
- A topping for soups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Tortilla Chips Healthy?
Since tortilla chips are often deep-fried and dusted with kosher salt, they are not a healthy snack. However, this homemade version is healthier than anything you can get from the grocery store and requires a few basic ingredients, making it a better choice for a snack.
Can I Make These Keto Tortilla Chips In An Air Fryer?
Yes, this is another fantastic and simple method for making tortilla chips.
Just follow the instructions above and air fry for 15 minutes at 400 degrees in a single layer.
Can I Make Flavored Keto Tortilla Chips?
Definitely, you can make these keto tortilla chips according to your taste. So feel free to add some smoked paprika for an intense smoky flavor, some hot sauce for a spicy flavor, onion powder, cumin, or anything you like.
Can I Use Coconut Flour Instead Of Almond Flour?
Almond flour and coconut flour have different proprieties, and the coconut flour absorbs liquids more quickly than almond flour. I don’t recommend swapping the flour because you will have to change the amount of the rest of the ingredients.
More Keto Snacks
- Keto Fudge
- No-Bake Keto Peanut Butter Bars
- Perfect Homemade Keto Waffles with Almond Flour
- Easy Keto Croutons
Keto Tortilla Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the almond flour, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the mozzarella and microwave for 60 seconds until it’s melted.
- Add the melted mozzarella, egg, and corn extract over the almond flour.
- Knead using your hands until a thick dough forms, and all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Place the ball of dough on a large piece of parchment paper and top with the second piece of paper. Use a rolling pin and roll out the dough until 1/6 inch thick.
- Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into triangles.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven until golden and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.