Turkey Tostadas


2 cups cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces (or 2 cups ground turkey, browned in skillet and drained)

2 tablespoons chili or taco seasoning

11/2 cups water

4 corn tortillas

1/4 cup refried beans

1/4 cup Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, low-fat

1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup lettuce, shredded

2 tablespoons onions, chopped

1/2 cup taco sauce

plain yogurt, low-fat or fat-free (optional)

guacamole or mashed avocado (optional) 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Wash and prepare fresh vegetables.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine turkey, taco seasoning, and water.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place tortillas on a cookie sheet. Bake for 4-7 minutes, or until tortillas are crispy.
  6. Spread tortillas with a tablespoon of beans. Top with 1/4 meat mixture, then cheese.
  7. Return tortillas to oven to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Top with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and taco sauce. Garnish with yogurt and guacamole, if desired.
  • Always thaw meat in the refrigerator and never on the counter.
  • Wash hands and everything that comes in contact with raw meat in hot, soapy water before touching other ingredients, equipment and work places. This avoids cross-contamination.
  • Turkey is lower in fat than beef. 
  • Try whole-wheat tortillas for added fiber.
Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size: 1 tostada (no yogurt or guacamole)

Calories: 220

Fruits and Vegetables: 1/4 cup

Fat: 5 g

Fiber: 3 g

Sodium: 440 mg


This material was developed by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

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