What to make with Corn Tortillas: 42 delicious recipes

Figure out what to make with corn tortillas with this collection of 42 amazing recipes. This list includes breakfast dishes, appetizers, and dinner ideas. Find your new favorite way to cook with tortillas.

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Recipes Using Corn Tortillas

Did you buy an extra-large bag of tortillas and now you’re scrambling to use them up? Maybe you’ve just had a taco night and now you have leftover tortillas. Well, you’ve reached the right spot. These recipes using corn tortillas are perfect for using up any extras you have on hand.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Corn Tortillas vs. Flour Tortillas

The main difference between the two tortilla varieties is the main ingredient. Corn tortillas are made with corn and flour tortillas are made with wheat flour.

Corn tortillas are smaller and are usually used to make tacos. Flour tortillas are larger and better at holding all those ingredients in your giant burrito.

Can you substitute flour tortillas for corn tortillas?

You can substitute flour tortillas for corn, but the final dish will be different. Corn tortillas are tougher and will hold up more in baking and in sauces. Flour tortillas may become gummy and/or fall apart.

How to make corn tortillas

I don’t own a tortilla press, so I have never made my own tortillas. However, lots of people do and you certainly can make homemade corn tortillas.

This collection of recipes that use corn tortillas includes:

  • Fun Breakfast Ideas
  • Amazing Appetizers
  • Delicious Dinners

Each of these leftover corn tortillas recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many tortillas you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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What to make with corn tortillas

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Ingredients that work well with tortillas

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • black beans
  • refried beans
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • lime juice
  • sweet potato
  • rotisserie chicken or other leftover chicken
  • leftover taco meat
  • ground turkey
  • sour cream

What To Do With Corn Tortillas

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Each of these corn tortillas recipes includes the basic information that will help you in deciding which recipe is right for you!

We encourage you to visit the websites that created these recipes and use their notes and recipes.

Note: pantry ingredients include basic pantry staples like olive oil, sea salt, flour, sugar, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish.

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