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Easy Sopapilla Recipe (Flour Tortillas)

This super easy sopapilla recipe can be whipped up in just 5 minutes making it the perfect dessert for busy weeknights. It’s a delicious treat that the whole family will love. If you enjoy this recipe then you’ll have to try buñuelos next!

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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 store bought flour tortillas.

After all we all deserve a break every now and then am I right?

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.

Looking for more delicious Mexican dessert recipes? Try these:

I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy treat as much as we do!

Let me know what you think of it in the comments section.

Thank you so much for visiting, see you soon!

sopapillas with honey and chocolate
sopapillas with honey and chocolate
4.22 from 64 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
Keyword easy sopapilla recipe, sopapillas with flour tortillas
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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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!

Crystal Boatwright l

Sunday 30th of October 2022


1st, please, I apologize for intruding... BUT, if I don't ask the question, any consequences I'd face from my immediate family would never amount to the beating I'd give myself!! As a Navy brat born and living in Corpus Christi, TX, my parents took me and my younger sister to Pancho's very often. Then, moving around the states, it was one of the first things my parents would hunt down. Unfortunately, the answer was NO!! (Heavy sigh) Our absolute favorite thing on the buffet was the cheese and onion enchiladas. A dish ALL OF US have attempted to duplicate, and failed. My question is, could you please give me any pointers??? Being successful at copying their recipe would positively change our Thanksgiving menu FOR SURE!!

Thanks in advance for anything you may offer!! Crystal


Sunday 16th of January 2022

@JULIE, My flag is always up for more sopapillas


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.


Sunday 3rd of May 2020

These were SUPER SIMPLE & delicious!!! Definitely a new family favorite!!!


Tuesday 18th of February 2020

What kind of chocolate do you use. Could Nestle's Quick or Hershey's be used?

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