Contrary to popular belief, tortilla don’t come from Mexico, even though they are a large staple of Mexican food.
Tortilla chips were invented in the 1940s as a way to reuse tortillas that were misshapen. The idea came from Rebecca Webb Carranza of Los Angeles, whose family owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory. They were sold for a dime per bag. She later won the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994.
Tortilla chips are usually made from yellow corn (althought they can also be made with red, white, or blue corn as well) and are served with salsa, guacamole, and other dips.
They also are a base for nachos, which were created in 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya.
In 1981, Frito-Lay introduced Tostitos chips, shortly after beginning ot manufacture and sell Doritos.
Fun fact: tortilla chips and salsa are the state snack for Texas. This was officially delcared in 2003.
In 2010, a report from the Snack Food Association revealed that tortillas outsell hotdog buns and hamburger buns.
If you’re extra like guac, then these keto and gluten free chips are for you on National Tortilla Chip Day! They’re super easy to make and 4 chips is around 1 net carb, leaving you more room for all the salsa and queso too!
Making homemade tortilla chips is probably easier than you think. You only need THREE ingredients and can easily make them in the oven or the air fryer. Perfect on National Tortilla Chip Day for dipping in salsa or guac, topping soups, or just as a snack.
Crunchy, tasty and healthy fat free tortilla chips with five different seasoning options. Perfect for National Tortilla Chip Day and dipping into salsa, vegan queso, spinach dip or for snacking. Oil-free, no salt baked corn tortilla chips you can make in the air fryer in less than 10 minutes!
Crunchy, sweet, flavorful Cinnamon Chips are a family favorite snack recipe! Serve these on National Tortilla Chip Day with your favorite fruit salsa, berries or chocolate sauce and you’ll have an easy dessert idea everyone will agree on!
Having the option of making oil-free chips when on a plant-based diet is a must. Chips are probably one of the most addicting snacks but luckily we have better options to enjoy on National Tortilla Chip Day.
These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get National Tortilla Chip Day together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.
Trash can nachos are a delicious copycat of the Guy Fieri’s classic for National Tortilla Chip Day. Smothered in super melty cheesy sauce and absolutely loaded with toppings, you’ll never have better nachos in your life than these!
Ground Beef Chilaquiles with Pumpkin Jalapeno Salsa, a National Tortilla Chip Day Mexican breakfast/brunch dish made with corn tortilla chips, homemade salsa, beef, cheese, sour cream, fried eggs, and others.
This Sheet Pan Nachos recipe couldn’t be easier and it’s a totally on plan way to get your nachos fix while on the 21 Day Fix and WW! Start on National Tortilla Chip Day by making homemade tortilla chips and then layer with your favorite nacho toppings to make the yummiest healthy homemade nachos ever!
Loaded vegetarian nachos are a fan favorite for the big game and game day events or on National Tortilla Chip Day! Ready from start to finish in less than 20 minutes everyone is sure to love these loaded veggie nachos.
The easiest and best-tasting Chicken Green Enchilada Soup recipe! This simple Mexican soup is so flavorful; you’ll think it’s been simmering for hours, but it only takes 30 minutes! You'll crave this easy dinner over and over, not just on National Tortilla Chip Day.
With crunchy corn tortilla chips, crispy-edged pulled pork, and plenty of melted cheese, Pulled Pork Nachos are irresistible. It's easy to whip up a batch of nachos for National Tortilla Chip Day, right? They're almost always good, but there are a couple of secrets to making an extraordinary batch every time.
“Beefy” vegan nachos grande take almost no time to make, and is fantastic National Tortilla Chip Day party fare or even an emergency dinner. They’re also a great way to convince your skeptical friends to take a walk on the veg side. This recipe serves 4 as a meal; and it goes further as an appetizer.
This dairy-free black bean tortilla soup is quick, healthier and effortless to put together. Recipes that require minimal chopping always excite me and this one fits the bill perfectly. Use this as a base recipe on National Tortilla Chip Day and make many versions easily.
This chicken taco casserole recipe is packed full of all your favorite flavors. From taco seasoned chicken, brown rice, and pinto beans to crunchy tortilla chips and gooey cheese, it has it all! Plus, it's healthy, easy, and takes less than 30 to 40 minutes to come together, making it a perfect meal on National Tortilla Chip Day.
Tostilocos is a tasty and popular snack made with Tostitos tortilla chips with layers of flavor and texture. Cucumber, jicama, chamoy, and more make up this “crazy” recipe. Try them out on National Tortilla Chip Day!
Chicken Tortilla Soup is comforting, delicious, and so easy to make at home! Full of freshly cooked or rotisserie chicken, black beans, sweet corn, and healthy veggies and served with all of your favorite toppings, it’s the perfect National Tortilla Chip Day dinner!
Got leftover BBQ Chicken? Treat your family and friends on National Tortilla Chip Day to these mouthwatering BBQ Chicken Nachos finished with a selection of all their favourite toppings. Don’t forget the cheese!
This easy shortcut version of the traditional King Ranch Chicken Casserole takes just 10 minutes to prep with the same cheesy Tex-Mex flavors. Kid-friendly layers of chicken, cheese, cream soup and tortilla chips! It's like getting away with eating cheesy salsa dip and chips for a National Tortilla Chip Day dinner!
Chilaquiles are kind of like breakfast nachos—crunchy tortilla chips tossed in a flavorful sauce (usually green or red chile-based) and then topped with eggs, along with cheese and other nacho-style toppings. Give them a try on National Tortilla Chip Day.
These elote Mexican street corn nachos are a fun twist on a Mexican nachos recipe. These nachos with zesty cheese sauce and unique nacho toppings is a real treat for the taste buds. Try these on National Tortilla Chip Day and you will agree that elote and nacho chips are a winning combination!