How to Freeze Flour Tortillas

By Tremaine Jackson

Flour tortillas are a useful pantry item to keep on hand. You can make your favorite Tex-Mex snacks with them, such as soft tacos and quesadillas, or flatbread pizzas. Freezing extra flour tortillas extends their shelf life indefinitely, so they'll always be available.

Stack of Homemade Flour Tortillas
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Flour tortillas provide calcium, iron and protein.

Freezing Flour Tortillas

To freeze flour tortillas, line parchment or wax paper between each tortilla or at intervals of three to four. This prevents the tortillas from freezing into a huge chunk, making it easier to extricate them once they're thawed. Place the tortillas and alternating parchment or wax paper sheets into a resealable freezer bag. Frozen flour tortillas should keep for six to eight months beyond their "best by" date. To thaw, set the bag of frozen tortillas in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours, or thaw them at room temperature overnight. To use the odd leftover tortilla, cut it into ribbons and toss it into a soup or a salad, or roll it into a log and zip it in salsa or hummus.