Chipotle Turkey Tostadas

Try this creative, delicious way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. This recipe shows you how to make tostada shells from corn tortillas. Think of a tostada as an open-face taco: a crispy corn tortilla smothered in toppings.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 tostadas


  • 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream, divided

  • 1 scallion, chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 cups vegetable slaw or coleslaw mix

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 cups shredded turkey or chicken (about 8 oz.)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray; place on a large baking sheet (it's OK if they overlap a little). Bake, flipping once, until light brown and crispy, 12 to 14 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine black beans, sour cream, scallion, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Mash with a potato masher or large fork to form a chunky paste. Combine vegetable slaw (or coleslaw), avocado, lime juice, oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt in another medium bowl.

  4. Whisk tomato paste, garlic powder, chipotle powder, water, and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan until smooth. Add turkey (or chicken); cook over medium heat until the meat is coated and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

  5. To assemble tostadas, spread a scant 1/4 cup bean mixture over each tortilla. Top with a scant 1/2 cup slaw and about 1/3 cup meat mixture. Garnish with more cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
12g Fat
24g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 tostada
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 35%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Vitamin A 827IU 17%
Vitamin C 13mg 15%
Folate 35mcg 9%
Sodium 453mg 20%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 518mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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