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Easy Southwest Tostadas

Easy Southwest Tostadas

A quick weeknight meal with great southwestern flavor.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef

2 cups refrigerated fresh salsa

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

6 tostada shells

6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Hot Pepper Monterey Jack Cheese

1 large avocado, peeled, chopped

1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

1/2 cup sour cream

Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Cook ground turkey in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Add 1 cup salsa, salt and pepper; mix well. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

  3. STEP 3

    Place tostada shells onto large ungreased baking sheet. Top each with 1 slice cheese. Bake 1-2 minutes or until cheese just begins to melt. Place baked shells onto large serving plate.

  4. STEP 4

    Top each with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Evenly divide avocado, lettuce and sour cream among tostadas.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. Serve with remaining salsa.

Tip #1

- Cut avocado right before serving as it will brown quickly.

Tip #2

- Tostadas are crisply cooked corn tortillas. They can be fround in the Mexican section of the supermarket.

Nutrition (1 serving)

340 Calories
20 Fat (g)
65 Cholesterol (mg)
900 Sodium (mg)
16 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
26 Protein (g)
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