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.
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.