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Crispy Baked Taco Shells

by Laura

Sure you can by crispy taco shells from the grocery store, but you can also make them at home!  I personally love this homemade Crispy Baked Taco Shells version.  You can get them just under crispy so they are more pliable, which in my opinion, makes them much easier to eat.  The pocket to place the meat in is also roomier that the store bought version.

The main thing you need to know about this recipe is you need to be sure to  place a piece of aluminum foil across the bottom rack of your oven so you don’t end up with a mess.  Trust me, I didn’t do this the first time and wish I had known the mess it would make.

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Crispy Baked Taco Shells




  1. Place top rack of oven on top level and line bottom rack with foil.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Heat tortillas on high in microwave for about 30 seconds until softened or wrap in foil and place in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Spray one side of each tortilla with the cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Drape tortillas with the sprayed side facing up over 2 rows of the top oven rack. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until crispy and brown. I cook mine for 2 minutes so they are still a little soft and pliable.
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Recipe adapted from Barbara Bakes.

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Eleanor J January 3, 2016 - 10:58 am

Thanks for great directions. I have saved this as a bookmark and will try it this coming week-end. We make tacos often, but I truly do not like frying them for health reasons. What a great idea and alternative this is. Right now, I use a baked taco form, but it only makes 4 shells at a time and is messy to clean; this makes a fantastic, clean alternative. Thanks again!

Phillip Mueller November 21, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Thank you! I feel so dumb not having
Thought of this.

Jennifer K August 28, 2012 - 9:56 am

Can you do this with flour tortillas? or only corn?

Laura August 28, 2012 - 10:19 am

I think it would work just as well. I would just be like this recipe that I made taco bowls from flour shells.

Rona August 25, 2012 - 8:57 am

Love this idea! Will have to try. I’ve tried those at grocery stores & most of the time they are either broken or stale.

ButterYum August 22, 2012 - 2:08 pm

I love the idea of doing these over the rack – pretty smart.

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 22, 2012 - 7:54 am

Glad you liked the shells. Funny I didn’t have any problem with drips. Maybe just different brands of shells? Thanks for the link love.


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