DIY Tortilla Bowls

  1. Homemade Tortilla Bowls

For dinnertime fun, surprise the family and serve your salad or dinner in an edible bowl.  If you’ve ever ordered a taco salad at a restaurant, chances are it may have arrived at your table in an impressive edible tortilla bowl made from a large tortilla.  The tortilla is baked or fried to a crisp and filled with salad greens and vegetables.

Luckily, these deliciously edible taco salad bowls aren’t just for restaurants; you can easily make them at home. Fill these diy tortilla bowls with taco salad or any other type of salad for an “oh wow” dish at dinner or parties.

This simple recipe requires little work and produces great results. These tortilla taco bowls are quick and easy enough to make for everyday lunch or dinner. You can also fill the tortilla bowls with chili, taco salad, garden salad, dips, homemade guacamole, veggies and more.



DIY Tortilla Bowls

  • 6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 2 Jumbo Muffin Tins
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil Spray

Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if they have been in the refrigerator and are cold, this makes it easier to mold them around the muffin tins.

Step Two: Turn the muffin tin upside down and place one tortilla shell around each cup of the muffin tin. Gently mold it around the cup with your hands. Note: A muffin tin is larger than a cupcake tin. A cupcake tin is too small for this recipe.

Mold the Tortilla Around the Muffin Tin Cups



Step Three: After you have all six tortillas on the muffin tin take your second muffin tin and place it on top of the first. Press down to mold the tortillas into shape.


Step Four: Remove the top tin and lightly spray the tortillas with the oil spray.

Step Five: Bake the bowls on the muffin tin for about 8 minutes. Check often so they don’t burn. Once they are lightly browned and crisp remove muffin tin from oven. Let taco shell bowls cool before serving.

check tortillas often so they don't burn in the oven

check tortillas often so they don’t burn in the oven

Step Six: Let bowls cool on the muffin tin. Gently remove taco bowls from the tin, place on serving plate and fill with your favorite luncheon salad, chili, taco salad, guacamole, etc.

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Tortilla bowls


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