Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex-Mex favorite. Making your own tostada shells from fresh corn tortillas is easier than you might think--crisp them up in the oven while you prepare the toppings. Choose either regular petite diced tomatoes or those with added jalapeños, depending on your inclination for spicy food. Serve with black beans, rice and extra salsa or hot sauce on the side. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2008

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.

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  • Bring tomatoes and their juice to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and most of the liquid has evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Divide the tortillas between 2 large baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until crisped and lightly brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Mash avocado in a bowl. Stir in salsa, sour cream and cilantro until combined.

  • To assemble tostadas, spread each crisped tortilla with some of the avocado mixture. Top with the turkey (or chicken) mixture, lettuce and cheese.

Tips

Tip: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; 18.6 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 731 mg sodium. 683 mg potassium; 34.1 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 33.8 g protein; 1355 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 76 mcg folate; 181 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 88 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
i loved it this dish super tasty Read More
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01/09/2014
yummm! We used chicken and put it in the crock pot to be ready after work. Turned out great! Pros: Everyone loved them:) Read More
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04/29/2012
Easy fast & delicious These were great using leftover grilled chicken fire roasted tomatoes & a can of green chilis. We also added a layer of refried beans (in which I added lime juice & garlic). The corn tortillas turned out perfect- not to crunchy as to fall apart and not tough at all. This was a big hit with my family!! Pros: The title says it all Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2012
Fantastic! Thia recipe is the perfect low-calorie lunch! It is easy to make and so delicious. I felt completely satisfied after this meal. Pros: Easy simple ingredients Read More
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10/31/2011
I loved this easy light recipe. Will make again. Read More
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10/30/2011
This is such a good recipe. Between this one and the lean and spicy taco meat with homemade shells I won't ever be able to buy shells again. I like to make my own fresh salsa to put in this instead of the canned. Laura Snyder CO Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I grew up on this food! It's just like my mom used to make without the fat- thank you EW! Teresa El Paso TX Read More
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10/30/2011
This is one of the best things I have ever made off this site - and I make a lot of things... We used our leftover turkey from Thanksgiving for this recipe but it is now a staple using poached chicken breast. Erin SI NY Read More
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10/30/2011
I just made this and it was delicious. The tosadas baked nice and crisp and the color was a golden brown. So crunchy...my husband liked it also. The canned tomato and turkey were a tasty blend. I will make this again. retirednana Brentwood CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
i just made this and it turned out great my husband and my son loved it and best of all its healthy Rana Columbus OH Read More
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10/30/2011
I just used the tostada baking method tonight for a different array of toppings--they were SO crispy--almost like fried but so much better for me. Anonymous Read More
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10/30/2011
Wow. These were AWESOME!!! We loved this recipe:) I didn't have either kind of cooking spray so I used "I can't believe it's not butter" spray and it worked fine. The tortillas were crispy and the tostadas were extremely yummy. I think I made them big though. We only got 6 servings out of it instead of 8. Read More
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10/30/2011
This is by far my favorite thing I've ever made. I never ever have leftovers! It's such a popular dish in my family that I was recruited to cook at my parents' house the day after Thanksgiving because they knew I'd use the leftover turkey for these! I do sometimes use spinach instead of romaine but that's really based on the picky eaters in my family. Read More
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10/30/2011
i love this way of making my own tostada shells. now i use them for any kind of topping. the other night i just melted jack cheese on them and topped it with leftover chicken salsa and very thinly sliced onion. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were not only delicious but very fast & easy. I used a rotisserie roasted chicken from the deli dept. Dinner in less than 30 minutes!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used leftover turkey from the freezer. The filling was delicious quick and easy. I plan to make it again. I don't know what I did wrong but my tostados came out like cardboard. Maybe because I have a convection oven. My husband and daughter abandoned them and wrapped their fillings in flour tortillas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Terrific and super kid-friendly. I poached chicken and followed the recipe otherwise. Just made it for my husband and me but something that's healthy without being "odd" in any way for suspecting children. Another one I'll make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Really great and really easy! My only complaint is that they were a little hard to eat--once you bit the tostada shell it was difficult to keep it together. However that is just the nature of tostadas! Read More
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10/29/2011
Crispy Delight This recipe was so easy and so tasty. The only changes I made were to add lime juice to the mashed avocado and because I didn't have any leftover meat I used 3 cans of chicken breast. If you're going to have leftovers I recommend wrapping the avocado mixture in plastic wrap and sealing it in an airtight container. You can also reserve some tortillas because it's easy to quickly crisp the tortilla shells just before eating. I served this with refried beans. Pros: complimentary textures filling easy to make Read More