Homemade Flour Tortillas

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Super simple and oh so delicious, these easy to make Homemade Flour Tortillas are guaranteed to become your new go-to for weeknight dinners! Made with only 3 pantry staple ingredients (flour, salted butter, and water!), these tortillas come together in almost no time at all. Once cooked, these tortillas are soft, chewy, flexible, and the perfect compliment to so many of your favorite dishes. So simple, but so good!

stacked tortillas on parchment paper with top tortilla folded in half with bowls and margaritas behind

About The Recipe

If there is something that we make often, it’s definitely these flour tortilla’s! They are so easy to make and require minimal ingredients. Plus, with a small resting time, they can be made up relatively quickly and eaten for lunch or dinner at a moment notice!

The best part? These tortilla’s genuinely taste SO. GOOD.

And while this recipe probably isn’t the most authentic, it’s something we’ve been making for years. Though, I will admit, it took us long time to figure out how to make them just right.

From using different fats, different flours, even different ways to cook them…we had tried everything! Each recipe was slightly better than our last, but we could never really get them to be what we were looking for.

Until one day we finally found that keeping it simple was really the best way to go. All-purpose flour, salted butter, and just enough water to bring it together.

Since then, they have been something we make weekly and store in the freezer for later use!

stacked tortillas on parchment aper with two glasses margaritas behind and plate of tortillas behind

Bonus? They work so well with so many of our favorite Mexican-inspired dishes. From tacos to enchiladas…they’re always delicious and the perfect compliment to pretty much anything!

Every bite is soft, fluffy, buttery, and truly so delicious.

Reasons You Will Love These Flour Tortillas

  • Soft, pillow-y, flexible, and extra buttery!
  • Ready in less than an hour.
  • Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!
  • Freeze and reheat really well.
close up of stacked tortillas

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salted Butter
  • Water
flour, butter, and water on marble surface

How To Make Flour Tortillas

Step 1: Make the dough

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together with hands until dough is soft and pliable.

Step 2: Divide

Divide the dough into 2 ounce portions. Roll into balls and cover with a towel. Allow to rest for 20 minutes.

five dough balls on marble surface

Step 3: Roll out and cook

Working with one at a time, roll into a 6 inch circle.

Place on heated griddle. Cook until the tortilla starts to puff/bubble and is just starting to develop brown spots, about 1-2 minutes. Flip over. Continue to cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until brown spots start to develop.

Remove to a plate and cover with a damp cloth. As each tortilla is cooked, stack it under the cloth on top of the others.

tortillas wrapped in white napkin

Flour Tortillas FAQ

Should my dough be smooth after mixing? Unlike most breads, this dough is actually rough! Don’t worry about kneading it too much. All you need to do is make everything is well combined!

Why do I need to let it rest? Letting the dough rest allows the gluten to relax, which means better tortillas! Though, if you’re in a rush, you don’t have to let the dough rest the full 20 minutes. Just a few minutes will do!

Can I make this in advance? Sure thing! Once the dough is mixed up, let it rest for about 10-20 minutes and then cover with plastic wrap. You can refrigerate it for up to 2 days.

Do I need a tortilla press? Actually, no! We found that it’s actually a lot easier to make this recipe without a tortilla press. All you need is a rolling pin!

How do I get perfectly round tortillas? Well, it is possible, but you just need to really focus and go slow with the rolling out process. It’s not something that’s mandatory. Just roll out the dough and enjoy!

Do I need to grease my pan? No! The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t stick. All you need to do is make sure your pan is hot before placing a tortilla on it.

Why are my tortillas not bubbling? This happens when the tortillas aren’t rested long enough. There’s nothing wrong with them and they will still cook through. Though, we found that after resting about 15-20 minutes, our tortillas were really bubbly!

pulled back shot of tortillas on parchment paper with two bowls, two margaritas, and blue vase behind

What To Make With Tortillas

The wonderful thing about these flour tortillas is that they are pretty neutral in flavor…which means, they can go with almost anything! Here are a few of our favorite things to make when we have these tortillas.

  • Breakfast Tacos (or any kind of taco really!)
  • Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas
  • Tostadas
  • Burritos
  • Cut and fried to make chips
  • Cheese Quesadillas
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
angled close up tortillas stacked on parchment paper

How To Store

Once these tortilla’s are made, the best way to store them is in the freezer! Just be sure to place a piece of parchment paper in-between each tortilla to keep them from sticking to each other.

Substitutions

  • If you would like to make this recipe vegan, use your favorite plant-based butter!
  • Unsalted butter or vegetable oil can be used. Just remember you may need to add salt!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Simple and Quick Guacamole, Homemade Tomatillo Sauce (Salsa Verde!), Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas, Classic Lime Margarita

pulled back shot of stacked tortillas on parchment paper with tray behind, two bowls, two margaritas, and flowers around

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to cover the dough when letting it rest.
  • If you don’t have a scale, you can simply divide the dough into 12 even balls.
  • The tortillas do not have to be perfect circles.
  • Try and roll them as thin as you can! The thinner, the better.
  • Do not flour your work surface when rolling out the tortillas!
  • These tortillas cook better when allowed to rest the full 20 minutes, but they can be made immediately after mixing together.

When you make these Homemade Flour Tortillas, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

stacked tortillas on parchment paper with top tortilla folded in half with bowls and margaritas behind

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Traci
Soft, pillow-y, flexible, and oh so delicious! These easy to make Homemade Flour Tortillas are made with only 3 ingredients, come together relatively quick, and are the perfect addition to so many of your favorite dishes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 12 tortillas
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix together with hands until dough is soft and pliable.
  • Divide dough into 2 ounce portions.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Place a cast iron griddle over medium-low heat.
  • Remove one dough ball at a time and roll into a 6 inch circle.
  • Place on heated griddle.
  • Cook until the tortilla starts to puff and is just starting to develop brown spots, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Flip over.
  • Continue to cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until brown spots start to develop.
  • Remove to a plate and cover with a damp cloth.
  • As each tortilla is cooked, stack it under the cloth on top of the others.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • If you would like to make this recipe vegan, use your favorite plant-based butter!
  • Unsalted butter or vegetable oil can be used. Just remember you may need to add salt!
 
Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to cover the dough when letting it rest.
  • If you don’t have a scale, you can simply divide the dough into 12 even balls.
  • The tortillas do not have to be perfect circles.
  • Try and roll them as thin as you can! The thinner, the better.
  • Do not flour your work surface when rolling out the tortillas!
  • These tortillas cook better when allowed to rest the full 20 minutes, but they can be made immediately after mixing together.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tortillaCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 219IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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