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tortillas wrapped up in a white cloth on a gray wooden background

Quesadilla-Sized Tortillas

These quesadilla-sized tortillas are large and thin, perfect for frying up with your favorite fixings inside!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword burrito, quesadilla, wrap
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 tortillas


  • C. all-purpose flour
  • t.  salt
  • t.  baking powder
  • ⅓  C. vegetable shortening
  • C. warm water about


  1. In a mixer with a dough hook, add all dry ingredients and mix on lowest setting to combine.
  2. Still on low speed, incorporate the shortening.
  3. Stream in the water slowly (about 1/4 at a time), until a shaggy dough forms.
  4. Mix on medium speed until a smooth ball forms.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and divide into 8 equal sections of dough.
  6. Pat each ball into discs, about 5 inches in diameter.
  7. Cover them all for 30 minutes.
  8. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat.
  9. Using a rolling pin, roll out one tortilla into the diameter of your pan, (will probably be very, very thin.) and place in pan.
  10. After about 1-1 1/2 minutes, the bottom should have those “tortilla spots.” Flip and cook for 15-20 more seconds. (You should roll out the next tortilla when it’s on the first side.)
  11. Remove and place into a tea towel or tortilla container.
  12. Repeat steps 9-11 until each tortilla is made.
  13. #enJOY immediately or place in zipper bag for later.