Skinny Tostadas with Baked Tortilla Shells


These super yummy tostadas are created using baked tortilla shells instead of the usual deep-fried ones. Making your own shells is easier than you think. Just crisp them up in the oven while you prepare the turkey filling and toppings. Each hearty serving has 255 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

Olive oil cooking spray or your favorite

6 corn tortillas (6-inches each) I used Mission

1 pound 99% fat-free ground turkey

1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup corn, from the cob or frozen and defrosted

1 packet (1.25 oz) taco seasoning, I like Lawry’s or for gluten-free use
Mc Cormick’s

⅓ cup water

6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

1 cup tomato, chopped

6 tablespoon skinny ranch or skinny thousand island dressing


Instructions

1. Create tostada shells: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. First wrap 4 tortillas in a damp paper towel. Heat in microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften. Coat each tortilla on both sides with cooking spray. Turn a 12-cup muffin tin upside down. Nestle a tortilla in the space between 4 cups to form a “bowl.” Repeat with 3 more tortillas, making 4 bowls total. Bake until firm and beginning to brown, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack or plate to cool. Repeat with the remaining 2 tortillas.

2. To make turkey filling: In a large, nonstick pan over medium-high heat. add ground turkey and onions. Brown while continuing to break up turkey into a crumble. Once browned, add beans, corn, taco seasoning, and water. Stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

3. To make each tostada: Fill each shell with about ¾ cup turkey meat. Top each with 1 cup lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon skinny ranch or Thousand Island dressing.

Makes 6 servings


Food Facts
Tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped (like a bread bowl) tortilla that is deep-fried or toasted. It may also refer to any dish using a tostada as a base for other foods. Corn tortillas are usually used for tostadas.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints 3-Green

WW Points Plus 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tostada including ranch dressing
255 calories, 3g fat, 0g sat. fat, 25g prot, 35g carbs, 5g fiber, 456mg sod, 4g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
95 calories, 0g sat. fat, 3g prot, 1g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!