Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

I found this method of making tortilla bowls for Mexican salads in Company's Coming Greatist Hits Mexican. Make as many as you need. If using corn tortillas, use the microwave method as they tend to crack in the oven.


  1. Microwave Oven Method:.
  2. Lightly grease bottom and outside of a 2 cup microwave-safe liquid measure measuring cup.
  3. Turn measuring cup upside-down and press tortilla over bottom and sides.
  4. Microwave on high (100%) for 1 minute.
  5. Using clean oven mitts, again press tortilla around measuring cup and microwave on high for another minute until brown spots begin to appear.
  6. If necessary, press tortilla against measuring cup again.
  7. Turn out onto rack to cool.
  8. Conventional Oven Method:.
  9. Lightly grease bottom an outside of oven-safe 2 cup liquid measure measuring cup.
  10. Turn measuring cup upside down onto a baking sheet and press tortilla over bottom and sides.
  11. Bake in 325F oven for 7 to 10 minutes, occasionally pressing tortilla against measuring cup, until brown spots appear.
  12. Turn out onto rack to cool.
  13. Note:.
  14. For larger bowl, use a 10 inch flour tortilla over a 4 cup liquid measure measuring cup.
Most Helpful

Wow! So easy, pretty and useful!
The microwave method was perfect and fast!
I will do it again for sure!

awalde August 11, 2012

I made small corn tortilla bowls using the microwave oven method. This is a fantastic way to make quick taco bowls for anytime! Such a novelty-type recipe, too! Makes your friends and family envious of your kitchen ingenuity! Thanks, Dreamer! Made for 123 HW tag game.

mersaydees January 25, 2010

This was great . . . and so easy! Instead of oil I used PAM and they turned out great. Unfortunately my tortillas weren't the giant ones, so made smaller bowls and used them to serve a taco salad.

Galley Wench October 08, 2009