14 Tasty Ways to Use Tortillas
It's tortilla time, all the time! Not just for tacos and burritos, tortillas as a great pantry staple for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts! Whether you have store-bought tortillas in your pantry or are making your own tortillas, try these top-rated options, featuring everything from savory to sweet recipes. To start, making tortillas can be a fun kitchen activity. For flour tortillas, check out Chef John's recipe or try this simple DIY corn tortilla option. This tortilla muffin pan bowl recipe turns tortillas into serving dishes for dips, soups, or the base for a mini taco bowl buffet.
Corn Tortilla Quiche
Start your day out right with a yummy tortilla option that goes beyond the traditional breakfast burrito. Our Corn Tortilla Quiche blends eggs, corn, spices, and a tortilla crust. "Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the crispy tortilla crust makes this tasty quiche a snap to prepare," says Corinne Villa.
Good Morning Wrap
Say good morning to a Good Morning Wrap that wraps up a protein punch with a sweet, fruity filling. "An excellent breakfast wrap!" says Katie Neschke. "It's a great fresh breakfast that tastes best with vanilla granola and fresh pineapple."
Mexican Egg Bake
Baked eggs, corn tortillas, and vegetables are smothered in a hearty enchilada sauce, creating azesty Mexican-inspired casserole that's easy to prepare. "This was amazing," raves CECIGEE. "Simple and easy!"
Quick Black Bean Chilaquiles
Tortillas have a place in your snacking game. Whether its half-time or afterschool snacking time, tortillas add tasty options. Explore a new cultural adventure with snack- or breakfast-time chilaquiles.
Caramelized Onion and Jalapeno Quesadillas
"This is great for an appetizer or meal," says ALICIA26. "You can add meat if you like, but I made a vegetarian option for meatless Monday! Top each quesadilla with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, and guacamole."
A delicious way to enjoy leftover turkey or chicken with the super-crispy crunch we love! If your turkey or chicken meat isn't super moist, try adding a little chicken broth to the turkey/cheese mixture to compensate.
Roll 'em up! A creamy, cheesy salsa mixture provides the filling. "This recipe is fabulous!" raves me.pet. "It is quick and easy and can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer. Just wrap each tortilla roll up in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. Be sure to thaw in the fridge."
7-Layer Tortilla Pie
Tortillas add layers of flavor in a 7-Layer Tortilla Pie that stacks up familiar Mexican dip elements in a family-friendly all-in-one meal.
BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza
If pizza is on the menu, check out this BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza that combines a tortilla crust with BBQ chicken.
The traditional quesadilla meets an All-American favorite in a Cheeseburger Quesadilla recipe that allows for "topping" requests. "Delicious! The beauty of this recipe is that you can put anything in it," says Christina. "I used sweet onion in place of the red and added in a bit of green pepper that I had to use up. Next time the family wants me to add bacon."
Bacon Tomato and Avocado Flatbread
A TBTA (Tortilla, Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado) sandwich ups the lunch ante. "A great base to add a variety of toppings and get the kids involved in the kitchen," says tcasa. "We love making these for lunch and as appetizers with whatever leftovers we have available; chicken, steak, vegetables. Enjoy!"
Bring the "whole enchilada" to your dinner table with the super-easy-prep Enchilada Suizas. "This dish is AMAZING!" raves Kim. "My Dad grew up in Mexico and he loved this dish. If you dip the corn tortillas in oil it gives them a more authentic flavor. I will definitely be making this again!"
Savory Halibut Enchiladas
If you're looking for a hearty fish entree, these Savory Halibut Enchiladas add flaky fish to a tortilla base. "Loved it! Was a little nervous about the combination of fish and enchiladas since it was not something I had tried before, but it was fabulous," says MbSjFulcher. "A very different and tasty way to serve fish."
Chocolate All-Spice Dessert Nachos
Tortillas aren't just for savory entrees. A sweet combination of chocolate and all-spice bring a sweet twist to nachos with these Chocolate All-Spice Dessert Nachos.