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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2008

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total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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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; protein 33.8g 68% DV; carbohydrates 34.1g 11% DV; dietary fiber 8.2g 33% DV; sugars 5.2g; fat 18.6g 29% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 26% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 1354.7IU 27% DV; vitamin c 8mg 13% DV; folate 76.3mcg 19% DV; calcium 181.1mg 18% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 87.8mg 31% DV; potassium 683.3mg 19% DV; sodium 730.7mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
i loved it this dish super tasty 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
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I loved this easy light recipe. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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
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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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
Rating: 5 stars
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
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