Homemade Spicy Ranch Doritos

This past weekend was a busy one around the house. Running errands, and as I cooked up a bunch of meals, my wife and kids got busy cleaning the house. This seems to be the typical weekend schedule for us, but this one seemed a bit busier. Thankfully my kids did not put up too much of a fuss when they were instructed by my wife to pick up everything under their beds, dust, and vacuum. I hid away in the kitchen, and came up with several different recipes, and one of them was my take on homemade spicy Doritos.

I often joke that when you open our pantry, I often feel like we are aisle 9 at the supermarket. You open it and you get your potato chips, and a variety, pretzels, Doritos, etc. It’s a joke, but my kids pack their lunches every day and they must have some chips. With that said, I noticed that I had a big bag of corn tortillas that I needed to use up, and heck, believe it or not but we were out of Doritos. This is when it came to me…. Make some homemade spicy ranch Doritos!

Homemade Spicy Ranch Doritos

If you have corn tortillas laying around, and you or your kids love Doritos, this is a must make.

Let’s get started.


  • 10 whole corn tortillas, cut into segments
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 package of Spicy ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Pam cooking spray

Preheat your oven to 360 degrees.

Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

To a large, gallon sized sealable bag, add the cut corn tortillas, and drizzle in the oil. Seal, and gently toss the corn tortillas around so they get some of that oil onto them.

How to make spicy ranch Doritos

I use my latex cooking gloves on the next step to prevent getting a bit oily, but remove all of the tortillas, and line them onto the baking sheets.

Place the sheets into the preheated oven, and cook for about 15 minutes, making sure you pay attention to them as all ovens are different. They can go from soft to burnt in a matter of seconds.

When they get nice and golden, and crisp, remove them from the oven and spray them with the Pam cooking spray to get a light coating on them. This also helps with the seasoning to adhere to them.

Pour the cooked and sprayed tortillas into a brown paper bag. Pour the spicy ranch seasoning and the garlic salt into the bag, seal, and give them a good shake in the bag to get all of the seasoning mixed through.

Pour onto a serving dish, and dig in.

My wife, who normally does not eat Doritos loved these, as did my kids. Simple, easy, and a great way to add Doritos to the cupboard when you are out! Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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