5 Easy Ways to Snack on Tortillas

5 Easy Ways to Snack on Tortillas

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While some people always have a loaf of bread in the fridge, I keep a package of tortillas on hand at all times. I have found them truly indispensable when it comes to staying full and satisfied throughout the day. And before you think tortillas are only good for quesadillas, think again; these floppy round disks of dough are destined for way more.

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Tortilla Pinwheels

Pleasing to the eye and mouth, pinwheels make a super easy snack, for kids and adults alike. Go for a traditional combination of creamy cheese, deli meat, and leafy spinach. Or try something new, like roasted sweet potato, Swiss cheese, and pancetta. Snack on them at room temperature or throw them in the oven to crisp (and melt) a bit before eating.

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Tortilla Chips

Like crackers, chips are a snack-time favorite. But before you reach for the plastic bag, try making your own at home. Keep it simple with a sprinkle of salt. Or go for big flavors like Dorito-spiced, heart-shaped cinnamon bites, and Chili Cheese Fritos.

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Tortilla Pizza

What’s faster than delivery? Tortilla pizzas. And while you can stick with the traditional cheese and tomato sauce combo, go ahead and try something equally simple and way more stunning, like mixing summer stone fruits (hello, nectarines!) with cheese and herbs. Simply place your prepared tortilla pizza on a baking sheet and into a 400°F oven to bake until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese has melted, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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Tortilla Baked Oaxaca

Baked brie is cheese in formal wear. And while it brings a bit of elegance to a traditional cheese plater, it also lets guests get a little messy as they break into the puff-pastry surprise.

But you can actually get the same entertainment value and similar texture by using tortillas. And while you can stick with a wheel of brie or even cheddar, go with the latin theme and try wrapping a tortilla around some gooey Oaxaca cheese. Use a little whisked egg to make the tortilla stick to the cheese (toothpicks don’t hurt either). Then bake in a 400°F oven for about 15 minutes, until the tortilla is golden and crispy.

(Image credit: Jessica Goldman Foung)
(Image credit: Jessica Goldman Foung)

Tortilla Hand Pies

I just won motherhood with these tortilla hand pies. With or without the cute popsicle stick, they make a super fun snack (for anyone of any age) and are a great way to use up last night's leftovers.

To make the tortilla hand pies, simply cut flour tortillas into squares and then layer with cheese, leftover meat or smashed beans, another piece of cheese, and a second tortilla square. If you like, brush the top with a little egg wash for extra sheen and then place the assembled hand pies in a 400°F oven to cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla turns golden-brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove the hand pies from the oven, stick the popsicle stick inside the center of the pie (if using), and carefully press down on the top part of the pie to adhere it closed. Let them cool, and then enjoy.

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