Steps to Warm Tortillas in a Pan
To warm tortillas in a pan on the stove, follow these steps:
Use this option to warm tortillas if you like your tortillas with a crispier texture and maybe even a little smoky char on the outside of the tortilla. This option will make the air pockets in your tortilla bubble up and become soft and pliable, or cook longer for a crispy tortilla. Depending on the size of your pan, you can usually heat a few tortillas at once unless you’re working with large burrito shells that require the entire pan.
Steps to Warm Tortillas in a Steamer
To warm tortillas in a steamer, follow these steps:
Use this option to warm tortillas if you need to feed a crowd. With this way of warming tortillas you can heat an entire stack at once and let them sit and remain warm while you prepare the finishing touches to the rest of your dinner. Fix & forget – my favorite way in the kitchen!
Steps to Warm Tortillas in the Microwave
To warm tortillas in the microwave, follow these steps:
- Wrap a small stack of tortillas (2-6) in a damp paper towel.
- Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Use this option to warm tortillas if you are in a hurry and just need enough tortillas for yourself or your family dinner. The tortillas will come out soft and pliable and great for rolling a burrito but will cool off about as fast as they warmed up.
Additional Information for How to Warm Tortillas
A great way how to steam tortillas, blanch vegetables and cook pasta, is to use a Stainless Steel Muti-Cookware Set pot with a strainer insert and a lid. This is really a submersion pot, like for cooking corn on the cob, but it can also double as a steamer as long as you watch the water level to be sure that it starts underneath the insert and does not boil dry during the steaming process. But since how to heat tortillas involves only a minute or two over the boiling water this is not a problem.
Another way to both warm a stack of tortillas and then keep them warm throughout dinner is to invest in a tortilla warmer. Here’s one that is both functional and festive.
To find out how long tortillas last, visit our tortilla page.