How to Reheat Tortilla Chips and Store Them

Make sure not to burn your tortillas this time around!

Updated August 14, 2022

The crispiness of a fresh tortilla chip is one of the best parts of it. What's not so great, though, is when you're ready to eat them and they are all soggy. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to reheat your chips in order to get them back into their crispy state!

Here are five popular methods for heating up tortilla chips:

How to Reheat Tortilla Chips in Microwave

One easy method for reheating tortilla chips is to put them in the microwave. It's quick and simple, just be careful because microwaving can cause burning if it goes on too long or you don't use a glass container!

First, make sure the tortilla chips are in a microwave-safe container before you start heating them. Then, set your timer to check on the progress of the bag every 30 seconds or so. If they're not crisp after four minutes, continue microwaving for 15-second intervals until they reach that desired level of crunchiness!

You can also put parchment paper or wax paper on top if you want the chips to stay separate while they cook. Cook until heated through, then remove from oven and enjoy!

How to Reheat Tortilla Chips in Oven

Another popular method for reheating tortilla chips is using the oven, but make sure you are not tempted to preheat it! To do this, simply place the desired number of chips onto a baking tray and heat them at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until they have reached their crispy state once again. This should take about five minutes or so. You can also use aluminum foil over the top of the tortillas to speed up this process.

How to Reheat Tortilla Chips Using a Stove Top Pan or Wok

One other way you can use to reheat your tortilla chips at home without the need for any special equipment is by using either a pan on the stovetop or even just a simple wok! Simply heat some oil in one of these cooking devices and add the desired amount of tortillas inside afterward so they don't overlap each other too much (if possible). Then wait for them to become noticeably crispy again before removing with tongs into separate containers where they will stay warm until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Reheated Tortilla Chips

How to Reheat Tortilla Chips in an Air Fryer

Another great way to reheat tortilla chips is in an air fryer! If you have one, this may be the best method for you because it's quick and easy. Simply place your desired amount of chips into the basket inside your machine and let them cook at 370 degrees Fahrenheit until they are crispy again. This should take around five minutes or less depending on how many are being cooked simultaneously. You can also add a little bit of olive oil if you want before cooking so that'll turn out extra crunchy!

How to Reheat Tortilla Chips in an Electric Skillet

Lastly, if you want something quick and easy then consider heating up tortillas using your electric skillet instead! Place them onto this cooking surface for around three minutes on medium heat until they are crispy again (make sure not to use too high of a temperature as this may burn them). This method also requires oiling beforehand which helps lubricate their surfaces so they don't stick together while being heated. Just place either butter or vegetable oil into the pan before adding the tortilla chips inside. Then simply spoon some out when needed after the heating process is complete.

How to Store Tortilla Chips for Maximum Freshness

One final step you may want to take after reheating your tortilla chips is ensuring they are stored properly so that they stay as fresh and crispy as possible. Some people prefer storing them in a storage bin or large bowl since the goal here is to keep their surfaces from touching one another which can lead to sogginess over time. If this method works for you, then simply place all of them into a container with a lid on top before putting it away inside a dry location where no sunlight will be able to reach it (e.g., pantry, cabinet). You might also consider using paper towels if you have some handy because this helps absorb excess moisture between taco night events!

You can also store them inside an airtight container if you want. Just make sure they are placed into a single layer and that the lid is tightly sealed over the top of them before putting it away in your pantry or fridge (whichever location works best for you). This method ensures they stay as crispy as possible between each use by keeping out any excess moisture from the air.


How long to keep tortilla chips?

You can usually expect to be able to enjoy your tortilla chips for up to one week if they are stored properly so that no moisture is absorbed into either their surfaces or between the layers of each chip. Just keep them inside an airtight container with a tightly sealed lid and store them in a dry location where sunlight won't reach.

Can you eat tortilla chips the next day?

Yes, you can eat tortilla chips the next day as long as they have been stored properly in a container with a tightly sealed lid. Just place them inside an airtight container and store them in your fridge so that they stay fresh for up to seven days or more depending on when you want to use them during this timeframe!

What is best to eat with tortilla chips?

Tortilla chips can be eaten with a wide variety of different foods so feel free to get creative! Some popular options include salsa, guacamole, chili con queso dip, and even cheese sauce. You could also try using them as dippers for your favorite soups or salads if you want to. The possibilities are endless!

How can you make tortilla chips at home?

You can make tortilla chips at home by simply cutting them into triangles before frying, baking, or microwaving them. You might also consider making your own homemade tortillas out of flour to cut up and use instead.

Is it okay if I reheat my store-bought bagged tortilla chips?

It's always best to eat fresh tortilla chips whenever possible so it's not recommended to reheat store-bought ones. You may also want to consider making them from scratch at home if you have the time and ingredients on hand!


So there you have it! There are several easy ways to reheat tortilla chips that don't require any special equipment or ingredients. We hope this blog post has helped give your creative juices a jumpstart so you know exactly what methods work best for the tortillas and snacks you love most in your home, making them crispy again without much fuss at all! Hope everyone is having an awesome day today. If we didn't answer all of your questions please feel free to leave more comments below sharing additional tips with our community since we're always ready and willing to help out as much as possible.

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About the author 

Cindy Bruce

Cindy Bruce is a passionate artisan bread baker. She has a love for cooking and all the different appliances that go along with it. Cindy's dream is to travel the world, sampling new tastes and foods from each country she visits.

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