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Tangy Turkey Tostadas Recipe
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Tangy Turkey Tostadas Recipe

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I'm a health fitness specialist and personal trainer, so I know how important it is to make smart food choices to fuel my day. These fast and filling tostadas are packed with lean protein, fiber and a good dose of veggies. Have them any night of the week. —Julie Huntington, Memphis, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 16 tostada shells
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas equals 356 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey, mushrooms, pepper and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking turkey into crumbles; drain. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in beans, salsa, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper sauce. Cook, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Add cheese and corn; heat through. Spread about 1/3 cup filling over each tostada shell. Sprinkle with lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on tostada shells with toppings.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Turkey Tostadas in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p29

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas equals 356 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"So much flavor it's hard to believe it's so healthy!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Fantastic! Awesome flavor and quick to make. I left the corn out due to family preferences but otherwise made as-is."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I love this recipe! It's one of my favorites now!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"Easy to make and it has a great fresh taste"

Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"Very good recipe...I made it with the mushrooms and beans just as directed. Everyone loved it. Great dinner."

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