Homemade Doritos Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie

Homemade Doritos will be exactly what everyone wants at your Super Bowl party. And what a hit they'll be!

Even though I blog about sweets—and when I blog about snacks they are sweet snacks — I still have my weaknesses for non-sweets. Like Doritos.

Oh, Doritos. Why must you beckon me with the promise of orange-stained fingers.

Your crunch. Just the right spice. And the glorious cheese.

Homemade Doritos Photo

My 8-year-old and I are addicted. We walk by the bag in the store and look at each other knowingly.

And then later she asks for some Doritos and I admit I ate them all. I just couldn’t stop.

These homemade Doritos are not going to fool you completely. I mean, if you did a blind taste test, you’d tell the difference.

But they have all the same flavors and come pretty close. And the best part about homemade is that you can control the taste.

To make copycat Doritos, you make a cheese powder to add to chips. So you can add whatever you like to the cheese powder.

Want more spice? Add more chili powder.

More salt? Go for it.

Want to add some dry ranch dip mix? I’m a Doritos purist, but you may be into Cool Ranch.

Add onion powder, dried herbs, more garlic powder. It’s a Doritos free-for-all.

Homemade Doritos Picture

For the chips, I made my own from store-bought corn tortillas. You can use flour tortillas for a denser chip.

You can also use store-bought tortilla chips as a base, which would come even closer to the real thing. Or sprinkle the cheese mixture on breadsticks, popcorn, crackers.

Let’s turn the whole world into one big Dorito.

You’ll need cheddar cheese powder as a base. You can buy this online.

Or, the supermarket sells small containers (one container is plenty for the recipe here) of cheese powder near the popcorn. Just note that the white cheddar powder, if that’s your choice, will alter the taste a bit.

Alternatively, you can buy a box of macaroni and cheese and use the package of cheese in there. One package is about 1/4 cup which is the amount used in the recipe.

Luckily for me, my girls don’t like the cheese part of macaroni and cheese, so I can take the cheese packet for Doritos and cook the noodles for them. Waste not, want not.

Homemade Doritos Image

And now I have a new snack I can’t stop eating. Need more snack ideas? I collect them. 

Homemade Doritos Pic

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Homemade Doritos Recipe

    36 Servings


  • 6 Corn Tortillas, Six inch size
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Granulated Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Stack the tortillas and cut 6 wedges for 36 triangles total. Spread the wedges in single layers on each baking tray. Lightly spray the tortilla wedges with canola oil. Move the wedges around to coat the underside of each.
  3. Bake each tray of tortilla wedges for 6 minutes. Overturn the wedges and cook for an additional 7 to 12 minutes, or until the tortillas are dry to the touch. Let cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the cheddar cheese powder, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and sugar.
  5. Lightly spray the tortilla chips with canola oil spray. Holding a chip over the bowl with the cheddar cheese mixture, generously spoon the mixture over the chip. Overturn to remove excess. Repeat with all the chips. 


  • Find cheddar cheese powder in the popcorn aisle of the supermarket (not white cheddar cheese). Or, use the cheese powder that accompanies boxed macaroni and cheese. One packet should be 1/4 cup.


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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 36 chips
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 chip
Servings Per Recipe 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
Calories 17

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 99mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!

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