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Easy Sopapilla Recipe (Flour Tortillas)

Easy Sopapilla Recipe

Hi everyone! Today is a good day, it feels great. It’s actually 64 here in Kentucky, in January I might add. Which is crazy but I’m not complaining.

So yesterday I made this easy sopapilla recipe and today I want to share it with you.

Sopapillas are fried pastries that are popular in Tex-Mex cooking and are often served as a dessert.

I however took the easy way out and made them with flour tortillas. Afterall we all deserve a break every now and then am I right?

After making chicken quesadillas the other day I still had some tortillas left over. So I thought why not make sopapillas.

It literally took less than 5 minutes.

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Easy Sopapilla Recipe with Flour Tortillas

Before dealing with the tortillas, heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Now take three or four flour tortillas and make sure they are stacked neatly one on top of the other as shown below. Cut them into four triangles as shown below.

flour tortillas cut in triangles

Once the oil is hot.  Fry one or two at a time over medium heat. After the sopapilla puffs up flip to the other side and continue to fry until it turns a golden color.

This process should take less than a minute.

frying sopapilla

Transfer the sopapillas to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Immediately sprinkle the sopapillas with cinnamon-sugar.

It’s important to do this immediately so that the cinnamon-sugar will stick.

sopapillas with cinnamon-sugar

Drizzle honey and chocolate syrup over the sopapillas if desired. This is totally optional. You could also sprinkle them with powdered sugar, that would be amazing!

I served these to my little girl and she absolutely loved them.

She made a sticky mess with them but she loved them and that made me happy.

sopapillas with honey and chocolate

I hope you all also enjoy this quick treat. Thank you once again for visiting, I will see you soon!

sopapillas with honey and chocolate
4.23 from 62 votes

Easy Sopapilla Recipe

This easy sopapilla recipe is made using flour tortillas. It's a quick and delicious treat that you can whip up in no time!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 45 kcal


  • 4 flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil enough for frying
  • cinnamon-sugar for garnishing
  • honey for garnishing
  • chocolate syrup for garnishing


  1. Heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  2. stack four flour tortillas evenly and cut them into four triangles.

  3. Once oil is hot begin frying the sopapillas. Fry two at a time. Once the sopapillas begin to puff flip them over and fry until the bottom turns a golden color. Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  4. Immediately sprinkle the sopapillas with cinnamon-sugar. Then drizzle with honey and chocolate syrup is desired.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sopapilla Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 24th of July 2021

I skip the honey and drizzle butter before the cinnamon and sugar mix. So delish!


Friday 4th of June 2021

This is EXACTLY how we made them at Pancho's Mexican buffet when I was in high school. Bite off a corner & drizzle your your honey inside!

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Saturday 28th of November 2020

[…] use your favorite bottled one. If you still have flour tortillas left over you can make these easy sopapillas as a dessert. They also take only minutes to make and kids love […]


Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Can i make these with raw flour tortillas?


Friday 8th of May 2020

Love this recipe. 5 stars from me because it's easy and simple make.

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