Make Your Own Baked Stand Alone Taco Shells

make your own stand alone taco shells

This tip is so easy you'll wonder why you never thought of it before! Choosing your tortillas will be the hardest part of all!  I love making these with whole wheat tortillas most of the time.

Tonight I am throwing some enchiladas together, but saved a couple of shells to show you how to do this nifty trick.  (Which explains the slightly larger tortillas in the pictures, than the traditional taco size.)
how to make baked taco shells

This tip comes compliments of eating well.com.

Here's what to do:

Working with 6 tortillas at a time, wrap the tortillas in a slightly damp towel or paper towel and microwave on high about 30 seconds till steamed.

Spray both sides of each tortilla with non-stick cooking spray.
 Jan's tip: I actually skipped this step and it turned out fine. No sticking to the oven racks and still golden brown and crispy.

Drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack as shown below.
(I gently pressed down to crease the bend in the tortillas just a little bit more).
baking tortillas for tacos

Bake 375 degree's 7-10 minutes till crispy.



  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing it...super simple and definitely a Duh Moment of Why have I never done this before!

  2. Great tip!! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. wow would have never think of doing this, pretty cleaver :-) Thanks for sharing the tips!

    1. Glad you liked it. Your the best. Jan

    2. Glad you liked it. Your the best. Jan

  4. So where were you sunday night when my family wanted crunchy tacos and all I had were flour shells! This is awesome! Who would of thunk it. I'm so glad I found your site, I've used several of your tips. Thanks!

  5. Thanks! My teenagers love how much toppings they can stuff in these things!

  6. Great idea! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)


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