Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

This Homemade Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe will become your go-to tortilla chips recipe! It’s perfect when you’re craving crispy chips paired with salsa, guacamole, or queso.

Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

Tortilla chips are without a doubt a favorite snack food, right up there with popcorn and hot dogs! They’re served at sporting events, movie theaters, parties and gatherings, and even just snack time at home.

There was no way we wanted to give up tortilla chips just because we live a keto lifestyle. So we found a way to include them! You won’t believe how easy our Homemade Low Carb Tortilla Chips are to make!

This recipe is from our Crowd-Pleasing Snacks and Party Food Appetizers e-book, and we recommend serving it along with our Garlicky Bacon Guacamole recipe from that e-book as well.

A Brief History of Tortilla Chips and Where They Come From

The method of making corn into tortillas is credited to the Aztec Indians in Mexico, and simplified recipes for tortillas were included in American cookbooks as early as the 1890’s. Tortilla chips (known as tostadas in Mexico), made from fried leftover tortilla dough, were being made in southern California in the early 1900’s.

By the 1940’s, tortilla chips were being mass-produced in Los Angeles. After that, their popularity exploded. (Read more about the history of tortilla chips on CNN, World Food History, and Wikipedia.)

Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

Different Kinds of Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips are most commonly made from corn, but they can also be made from flour and recently they’re being made out of just about anything! We’ve seen them made out of sweet potato, quinoa, lentils, kale, etc.

It seems like the sky is the limit in terms of what you can make tortilla chips out of. The one thing we couldn’t find on the market was keto tortilla chips, so we decided to come up with our own version.

How Corn Tortilla Chips Are Made

Coarse masa, which is corn (commonly a blend of white and yellow corn) that has been soaked in food-grade lime and water solution to break down the hulls, is used in making corn tortilla chips.

The kernels are then ground into flour, mixed with water and salt to form a dough, shaped into thin disks (traditionally using a tortilla press), baked, and then cut into wedges and fried.

What a process, right? (You can read more about making corn tortilla chips on Made How and Science Direct.)

Flour Tortillas

Flour tortillas are derived from corn tortillas, made from an unleavened wheat and water-based dough that’s shaped and cooked like corn tortilla chips. Like corn tortillas, flour or wheat tortillas can also be made into chips, but it’s not nearly as common as corn tortilla chips.

(Read more about flour tortillas on Wikipedia.) Maybe because they’re not as sturdy and good for dipping into things like guac, queso, and salsa?

Keto-Friendly Tortilla Chips on a Low Carb Diet

We kept this recipe super simple, with just three ingredients (not including salt and pepper).  We took inspiration from fat head dough for our tortilla chips recipe.

To make low carb tortilla chips, first you start by melting mozzarella cheese and mixing it with enough almond flour and a touch of flaxseed meal to form a dough. It’s seriously that easy!

Then you will roll out the dough, cut it into chips, and bake! Boom you’re done!

PRO TIP: Don’t skip out on the flax seed! It gives it better texture. If you want it to blend in and not look “speckled” then use golden flax seed meal instead of regular flaxseed meal.

How Many Carbs in Tortilla Chips?

These low carb homemade tortilla chips only have 2.6g net carbs per serving whereas normal tortilla chips pack a whopping 15-20g net carbs per serving.

Pro Tip: This recipe makes 6 servings and number of chips vary depending on how big you cut your chips and how thin you roll out the dough.

These homemade tortilla chips are the perfect low carb chips to bring to a party or football season. Try these keto tortilla chips with the following recipes. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

  • Creamy Crab Salad Recipe – totally dippable and will impress your friends and family
  • Crack Chicken – Elevate your keto appetizer with our famous crack chicken recipe
  • Cheesy Garlic and Kale Dip – Not a fan of kale? This dip will change your mind!
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip – It’s so good you will want to eat it with a spoon!
  • Baked Creamy Garlic Parmesan Hot Artichoke Dip – perfect for game day!

If you’re looking for more low carb snacks, check out the following

  • Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
  • Pimento Cheese with Celery
  • Summer Sausage Cucumber Bites with Cream Cheese
  • Salami and Cheese Pinwheels

All of these low carb snacks are perfect for game day, holiday parties or family gatherings. If you don’t want to make them now, bookmark the link or pin them for later!

Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

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Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

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Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

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Low Carb Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe

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