Number of Servings: 12 (44 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

Simple corn tortillas use very few ingredients and require no complicated kneading processes or long rise times, making them one of the most basic breads you can learn to bake.

Tip: To keep the dough from sticking to your press or pie plate, split a large plastic freezer bag along its seams and place the balls of dough in between the layers of plastic before pressing. Wax paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper would also do the trick.


  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1¼ cups water


  1. Mix and knead masa harina and water until the dough comes together.
  2. Divide and shape the dough into 12 balls. Lay a clean, damp dishtowel over the balls of dough while you press the tortillas.
  3. Heat a heavy skillet or griddle, ungreased, over medium heat.
  4. Use a tortilla press or a heavy pie plate to press each ball of dough very flat. Transfer to the heated pan and cook until little spots appear on each surface, turning once (30 seconds per side). Repeat until all tortillas have been cooked. Let cool until flexible (5 minutes) and fill as desired to serve.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size 44 g

Amount per serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 27.4mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 0mg 0%
Vitamin K 0mcg 0%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0mg 0%
Phosphorus 0mg 0%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 0.3mg 0%
Zinc 0mg 0%
Selenium 0mcg 0%
Copper 0mg 0%
Manganese 0mg 0%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Masa Harina.

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