Easy Fresh Flour Tortillas

These fresh tortillas require only flour, oil, salt and water, and come together in minutes. Soft and fluffy – they’re simply heavenly.

A stack of fresh flour tortillas.

Making your own fresh flour tortillas is quick and simple, and I can promise that your efforts will result in soft, fresh and delicious vehicles for chicken, guacamole, and sour cream. They are so easy and tasty that I am confounded as to why I have been buying the dry, twenty-ingredient (most of which are mysterious) variety from the International section of the supermarket.

The supermarket sort do last longer – I’ll give them that. I’ve had a few tortillas, in their signature yellow zippered bag, sit for weeks on the counter and maintain their integrity as if I had just bought them. Highly suspicious, if you ask me.

Cutting the tortilla dough into equal pieces.

The homemade counterparts are most incredible the first day. But luckily, they only take minutes to whip up, and they freeze beautifully for fresh, homemade tortillas anytime for your favorite Mexican recipes.

Not only are they great for chicken fajitas, cheese quesadillas, slow cooker enchiladas and fish tacos – but also for rolling into a lunch sandwich – try turkey slices, avocado crema, lettuce and red onions.

For breakfast, my kids love them filled with peanut butter and wrapped around a whole banana.

Rolling out dough for fresh flour tortillas.
A stack of fresh flour tortillas.

Fresh Flour Tortillas

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Side Dish
Keyword fresh flour tortillas, homemade flour tortillas


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup warm water


  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add oil and warm water, stirring to combine. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 3 minutes, until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces, rolling each piece into a ball. Allow to rest, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once dough has rested, preheat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (do not use nonstick for this). Roll out each ball into a circle, about 6 inches in diameter. Cook one at a time in the hot skillet for about 60 seconds, flipping half-way through, when it starts to puff and a few brown spots have appeared on the first side. Keep warm by wrapping the stacked tortilla


Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 233mgPotassium: 0.05mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fresh flour tortillas, homemade flour tortillas

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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