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A large stack of tostadas on a decorative Mexican clay plate.
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5 from 11 votes

Homemade Tostada Shells

Learn how easy it is to make Tostada Shells at home. This crunchy and crispy base is used to make many delicious and authentic Mexican food recipes.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 119kcal


  • Sheet Pan
  • Cooking Brush



  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place corn tortillas on a sheet pan.
  • Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Turn and brush with more oil and sprinkle with more salt.
  • Place in the oven for 4 minutes.
  • Turn and bake for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Let cool before adding the toppings.


Store tostadas in a sealable plastic bag at room temperature. They last up to 3 days.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.3mg