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Eating Well Crispy Taco Shells


Surprisingly easy and far better-tasting than store-bought taco shells.

servings:Makes 6 servings, 2 taco shells each
prep time:
10 min
total time:
35 min


  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
Eating Well Crispy Taco Shells photo


  • 1

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • 2

    2. Wrap 4 tortillas in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. (Alternatively, wrap in foil and heat in the preheated oven until steaming, 5 to 7 minutes.) Coat both sides with cooking spray; sprinkle a little chili powder and salt on one side.

  • 3

    3. Drape each tortilla over a panel on a baked-taco rack and bake until crispy and brown, 7 to 10 minutes. (Or see Kitchen Tip.)

  • 4

    4. Remove the shells from the rack and repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the remaining 8 tortillas


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 114 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 124 mg sodium; 103 mg potassium. 1 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch



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