Perfect Tortilla Bowl Pans Product Review

Updated on February 10, 2018
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Audrey is a cook who loves finding new recipes but tweaking them to a healthier alternative.

Use tortilla bowls in all kinds of recipes.
Use tortilla bowls in all kinds of recipes. | Source
5 stars for Perfect Tortilla Pan Set

This author loves kitchen products, but let's face it—you only have room for so many. As a result, I try to avoid buying gadgets, cooking pans, and specialty items unless I truly need them.

That said, I recently spied the Perfect Tortilla Salad Bowl Maker Pans on a trip to the grocery store. I should mention that everyone in our family is a huge fan of taco salads. Since the pans happened to be on sale, I decided to give them a try to see if they were the real deal.

For a very small investment, the Perfect Tortilla pans are definitely worth the money. This author discovered they're not only perfect for taco salads but with a little thought, the molds can be used to create all kinds of fabulous dishes.

Nonstick Tortilla Bowl Pans Positives

  • Easy to use.
  • Bowl molds are nonstick so reduces fat and calories--no frying.
  • Stackable--easy to store.
  • Takes only minutes to whip out multiple tortilla bowls.
  • Use any kind of tortilla shell you'd like--corn, flour, multigrain.
  • Use any size tortilla shell.
  • Easy clean-up.
  • Tortilla shells can be made ahead--store up to 1 week--simply reheat.
  • Great gift idea.
  • Tortilla bowls can be used for all kinds of recipes.
  • Have a tortilla shell dinner party--use the shells for appetizers, main course and dessert.
  • Think of all the great dishes you can make for events like the Super Bowl.

How to Make Homemade Tortilla Salad Bowls

Start with tortilla shell bowl maker molds.
Start with tortilla shell bowl maker molds. | Source

STEP 1

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (I set my oven at 350 degrees and just cooked the shells longer).
  2. Gently press the tortilla shells into the pans. You can spray with cooking sprayif desired but I did not--cuts down on cleanup.

Simply press tortilla gently into mold.
Simply press tortilla gently into mold. | Source

STEP 2

  1. To avoid any puckering or blistering, I pricked the shells in a few places with a long fork. To avoid scratching the pans, however, prick the tortilla shells before placing in the pans.
  2. This was not suggested but I did find it helpful. Be sure not to use wide-tined forks, however, which could make larger holes.

Prick shell with fork if desired to prevent blistering.
Prick shell with fork if desired to prevent blistering. | Source

STEP 3

  1. In minutes you have 4 beautifully crispy tortilla salad bowls.
  2. Remove from pans--let sit for 5 minutes before using.
  3. If making some to store, repeat the process to make as many as needed.

Voila--the perfect tortilla shell bowl in minutes.
Voila--the perfect tortilla shell bowl in minutes. | Source

STEP 4

  1. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week. I used zip lock bags to store stacked bowls.
  2. Simply reheat in a preheated 325 degree oven for 3-5 minutes or microwave until just warm.

Store extra tortilla bowls in a plastic bag for up to 1 week after baking.
Store extra tortilla bowls in a plastic bag for up to 1 week after baking. | Source

Tortilla Shell Salad Bowl Recipe Ideas


Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad Suggestions

  • Beef, chicken, or beans
  • Different cheeses like pepper jack and white cheddar
  • Tomatoes or tomatillos
  • Salsa verde or pico de gallo

Use to make any size taco salad.
Use to make any size taco salad. | Source

Tortilla Bowls For Dips Suggestions

  • Homemade bean dip with cheese
  • Mock guacamole
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa verde
  • Regular salsa
  • 5-layer or 7-layer dip
  • Cheese dip
  • Any kind of dip

Use a tortilla bowl to hold dips like homemade pico de gallo.
Use a tortilla bowl to hold dips like homemade pico de gallo. | Source

Tortilla Bowls for Desserts

Suggestions:

  • Make a cream cheese margarita dip for fresh fruit.
  • Fill tortilla bowls with slices of fresh fruit or grapes.
  • Use tortilla bowls to hold cookies.
  • Fill tortilla bowls with candy.
  • Use tortilla bowls for chocolate or caramel dip for fruit or angel food cake.
  • Fill with nonfat frozen yogurt and sprinkles--make sundaes.

Use tortilla bowls for fruit desserts such as cream cheese dip with slices of pears.
Use tortilla bowls for fruit desserts such as cream cheese dip with slices of pears. | Source

Tortilla Bowls for Breakfast

Suggestions:

  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Huevos Revueltos
  • Eggs Sonora
  • Scrambled eggs with chorizo
  • Tortilla bowls filled with breakfast casserole
  • Fill tortilla bowls with breakfast burrito fillings
  • Use tortilla bowls as replacement for toast

You can use tortilla bowls for breakfast dishes like delicious huevos rancheros.
You can use tortilla bowls for breakfast dishes like delicious huevos rancheros. | Source

Cook Times for Tortilla Salad Bowls

Size of Torilla
Oven Temperature
Bake Time
6-1/2 to 8 inches
400 degrees
5-7 minutes
6-1/2 to 8 inches extra crispy
400 degrees
7-10 minutes
10 inches
400 degrees
7-10 minutes
10 inches extra crispy
400 degrees
10-12 minutes
Cool time--all sizes
 
4-5 minutes in pan
Note: This author baked the shells at 350 degrees and removed the shells when browned

How to Care for Perfect Tortilla Pans

  • Wash before using in mild soapy water--dry thoroughly.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Use only silicone and plastic or wooden utensils with the pans to preserve nonstick surface.
  • Do not exceed 400 degrees baking temperatures.
  • Discard any pans that become worn or show signs of wear on nonstick surface.
  • Handle with care using potholders when removing from oven.
  • Pans cannot be used in microwaves or on stovetop.
  • Avoid putting pans in water while still hot as they may warp.
  • Do not let children use pans unsupervised.

Questions & Answers

  • Can you use cake batter in tortilla bowl pans?

    I suppose you could if you did not fill them too high. I have never tried that though.

© 2012 Audrey Kirchner

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      GVK--That would be a good idea--I'm not Thai "strong" but will have to think about those recipes~~

    • Gvkishore profile image

      Kishore 

      5 years ago from Nellore

      Akirchner your recipes are awesome my mouth fully watered in looking at your hub pages. please upload any Thai dishes as am waiting for it. Thank you.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Hey Leah--they are and they were~~ I gave them to everyone who cooks at Christmas and they were a big hit! Love 'em and even bought the bigger ones. Hope you are well!

    • leahlefler profile image

      Leah Lefler 

      5 years ago from Western New York

      I never thought about making tortilla bowls - what a fun way to serve taco salad! They look easy to store and would be a fun kitchen gift. Yum!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Thanks so much RusticLiving for the comment and for stopping by~

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      5 years ago from California

      I love taco salads in a tortilla shell. This hub is great and so easy to follow! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year!---Lisa

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Virginia and I hear you on the party dip ideas..I'm thinking a THEME party using tortilla shells for the entire day--breakfast, lunch, dinner and dips---not to exclude dessert~

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 years ago from United States

      Wow--I love tortilla salads and always order them at a restaurant but worry about the fat and calories of the fried ones. I had never seen this before. I love it! Gotta get some. I especially like the idea of using the bowls for dips for fruit. Since we live in Texas that will be perfect. I may get some of these for my New Year's Eve party. Thanks! Love the way you used the bullets to make it easy to read. Voted up and pinned.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Good deal Pras....lucky you~ I have to be the cook!

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Delicious recipe and I am glad you share this hub with us. My mom should read this hub and buy the tortilla bowl pans as well. She has her own recipe and it also delicious. Voted up!

      Prasetio

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      You too, Helen~ And thanks for stopping by!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi Audrey! What a great idea this is. I'm like you I only buy things especially for the kitchen if it's essential due to lack of space, but these tortilla bowls are fabulous and stackable so not taking up too much space. I think what I love about them is the number of ways they can be used - very versatile!

      I love the recipes as well and can't wait to have a go!!

      Voted up awesome!

      Ps - we're all busy at this time of year, so in case I don't get another chance, just wishing you, your family and your beautiful dogs a very Merry Christmas and all the best for New Year!!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Ruchira--I bought this set of 4 for $7.99--thought it was a great investment and am gifting it to everyone I know who loves to cook~

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      Ruchira 

      5 years ago from United States

      Awesome product.

      I loved it and I might just and purchase it :) thanks!

      voted up as useful

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