Homemade Doritos and an Old Fashioned Recipe Swap


nacho cheese doritos

a little business before getting to the Doritos…

I am thrilled to be part of such a fun group of bloggers. Julie {White Lights on Wednesday}  Kelley {Miss Information}and Rachel {i love my disorganized life} have paired up 30 incredible bloggers to trade blogs for the day.


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Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner and I will be trading spaces on May 27, but the recipes we’re sharing…well that’s a secret, so you’ll just have to visit us both that day.

back to the snack…


homemade doritos


Doritos {like fries} are one of my VERY guilty pleasures.

Unfortunately,  this is something that I have passed on to my kids as well.

I know that they are FULL of preservatives, contain my entire days worth of calories, and they give you the WORST breath, but oh my they are good.  I don’t buy them often, but if I end up shopping with the kids, they ALWAYS beg for Doritos.


without fail

Not wanting to be labeled mean  mommy for the rest of my life, I love finding healthier alternatives to their favorites. Instructables had a recipe for cool ranch Doritos, and even though these are good, we LOVE the original.

Baked and not fried,

spicy and cheesy,

{yes  you will be licking your fingers, but they won’t be glowing orange}

and if  I dare to say

better than the original.


Doritos on napkin


Homemade Doritos and an Old Fashioned Recipe Swap


  • 10 - 12 corn tortillas
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning {we love Trader Joe's}
  • 3 tsp cheese {from a package of mac and cheese - we use Annie's}


  • lightly brush both side of the tortillas with the oil
  • stack and cut into 6 wedges
  • bake @350 for 15 minutes {watch them closely so they don't burn}
  • you want to remove them from the oven when they begin to brown
  • while the chips are baking, combine the cheese and taco seasoning
  • straight from the oven toss the chips and the spice blend in a bag
  • shake to coat
  • these are best eaten right away, but they will keep in an airtight bag or container for 5 days


I love when I get to be nice mom, and at the same time I know exactly what is in the food my kids are eating.

Everyone gets to snack happy.



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  1. says

    Oh my this must be good, I have a weakness for Dorito’s Too, I can’t buy them often because I don’t stop until I eat the last tiny piece. I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  2. Becky says

    Doritos were an absolute favorite for my son….and then we discovered he was allergic. We were so excited to find this recipe. We just finished making our first batch and he LOVES them even more than Doritos! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Amy says

    I can’t wait to try these! Thank you!
    Quick question: when I bake them, do I bake them stacked up or laid out?
    Thanks so much

  4. Kim N says

    These look awesome! I can’t wait to make them – they’re one of my guilty pleasures too. Are there any alternatives to the mac and cheese powdered cheese? I’m not crazy about that cheese in general and prefer to make it from scratch with real grated cheese. Any suggestions?


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