That classic bowl of chips and dip at a Mexican restaurant wouldn’t be nearly as welcoming if the chips were cold. Serve your tortilla chips warm so they make a crispy contrast for the dip — whether it’s salsa, guacamole, nacho cheese dip or a bean dip — they accompany. Heating them takes a little finesse so they don’t burn or become soggy. The goal is a crisp, warm tortilla chip to scoop up the tasty dip.

Things You'll Need

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. It’s not essential to line the pan, but it makes clean-up a breeze.

Pour the tortilla chips into the pan, arranging them in a single, even layer.

Place the baking pan in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until the chips are warm.

Pour the warmed tortilla chips into your serving bowl.


  • You may need to use several baking sheets or heat the chips in batches if you’re serving a large crowd.