Tortilla Formed Salad Bowl Shells

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I was tired of buying expensive scalloped edge tortilla bowls for salads. I decided to buy or make tortilla and form my own shells. So easy you would believe it!


  1. Heat oven 350*.
  2. One flat baking tray.
  3. Grease 6 oven proof soup or popcorn bowls on the inside, Reserve 7th bowl.
  4. Place each tortilla inside greased bowl.
  5. Stack filled bowls inside of each other.
  6. Place the 7th empty bowl inside of the 6th bowl.
  7. Place a weight inside the bowl that is heat resistant.
  8. Bake 12 minutes.
  9. Remove tray from oven. Do not move the bowls.
  10. Let them cool down. Then remove the bowls.
  11. Put plastic wrap in between.
  12. If you form homemade tortillas, bake a little longer to form the shells. It seems they have more moisture in them.
  13. Make only 6 at each time.


Most Helpful

I wanted a quick, easy shell for taco salad. Wow! This was so easy and great tasting too. All my guests raved about the great texture and crunch of the shell. Thank you so much!

jwilliams September 05, 2006

What a great idea! I love salads in tortilla bowls but if I miss picking them up when in the city there has to be a change of plans .. til now ... the tortillas are readily available and the bowls so easy to make. I made as written and I was very impressed with the results. Recipe already in my cookbook! Thank you for sharing.

Gerry April 07, 2006

This was easy and delicious. What I like is that you don't have to make them until you need them & until then - - no storage space wasted....thanks.

Krsi Sue March 16, 2006

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