Taco shells are really very easy to make at home. These are lower in calories than store bought because they are oven baked. These homemade taco shells are made with corn tortillas are super crispy!
If you made Mexican tortillas you can als make this homemade taco shells recipe in no time. Today we will show you how to do that. So are you ready to learn how to make taco shells in the oven? Lets get started!
When you master making these crispy crunchy corn tacos a world of opportunities will open. And what is not to love about them? Low calorie as they are oven baked, golden, crisp and crunchy.
Imagine how these corn taco shells will marinate the air in your home with the smell of roasting corn. Who doesn’t love the smell of tacos in the oven?
Some nice bean stew chili on the stove while the tacos are getting all nice and crisp. Because but tacos are the ultimate comfort food. They go with just about anything.
If I’m in a food slum and do not know what to cook (a feeling we all know to well) tacos are one of my go to recipe.
Homemade tacos shells ingredients
If you want to make this taco shells recipe you only need two ingredients and your trusted oven. Make certain you have:
How to make homemade taco shells
The best of these crispy crunchy taco shell recipe is that they are gluten free and low fat. The only fat that I use is cooking spray and contains 4 calories a spray. That is it.
So no oil required for the tortillas and no deep frying of any kind. This olive oil cooking spray is enough to get that crispy crunch for these homemade tacos.
The only things you need for this recipe are home made corn tortillas, cooking spray and an oven. If you make fresh corn tortillas put them in a tortilla warmer or a fresh kitchen towel. Then let them slowly cool off before further use.
The warmth of the corn tortillas will steam them a little to make them nice and pliable. To give the tortillas the shape of a taco I fold them on a grill rack.
To prevent them from losing their shape I use a backing tray underneath the grill rack to hold them up a little.
These crispy taco shells are not shaped as perfectly as store bought ones nor do they cook as evenly but that is the charm of homemade. Don’t these look good enough to eat? Even without filling look appetizing.
What to eat homemade taco shells with
You have a variety of options to fill these taco shells with. Take a look at the following recipes:
- Minced beef – this ground beef recipe is perfect to eat with corn tacos
- Pulled chicken bean stew
- Shrimp and paprika
- Cod and vegetable stir fry – substitute the cauliflower tacos in this recipe for these crispy taco shells
- Roasted vegetables and greens
- Shrimp and asparagus
See how to make homemade tacos
Want to see how you can make homemade corn tacos yourself? You can follow along and watch the instruction video below:
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Today you will master how to make taco shells in the oven. Made with corn tortillas. It is low fat and oven baked taco shells recipe. Video included!
- 4 corn tortillas
- cooking spray
- baking tray
- grill rack
- Pre heat the oven at 400 ℉/ 200 ℃
- Take a lightly warm corn tortilla
- Spray the cooking spray on the corn tortilla
- Turn and spray the other side of the corn tortilla
- Fold the corn tortilla and use the grill rack to hold the taco.
- Put in the oven for 15 minutes until nice crispy and brown
I put a baking tray underneath the grill rack to lift the tacos up a little so they can keep their shape. Serve the tacos straight out of the oven. Do not store as they will lose their shape and may also loose their crunch.
Calories: 58; Fat: 2g; Carbs 11g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 38mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g;