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.



nacho cheese doritos