There’s no better way to use up extra corn tortillas than to fry them crisp and load them up with your favorite toppings. That’s the idea behind these delicious recipes.
From authentic Mexican tostadas with chicken or beef to black beans, tuna and more — these recipes make it easy to serve up tostadas any day of the week.
What Is A Tostada?
Tostada is the name given to various dishes in Mexico and other parts of Latin America which include a toasted tortilla as the main base of their preparation. The name usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep-fried or toasted, but may also refer to any dish using a tostada as a base.
What Do You Eat On A Tostada?
Tostadas may also be topped with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and other sauces before being eaten. They make great snacks when paired with beer or classic margaritas and are always proven to be a hit.
Is A Tostada Just A Flat Taco?
The main difference is that a tostada is flat and made on a crispy tortilla shell, usually corn. Tacos, while they can be made in crispy corn shells, are most commonly seen soft, folded, with either corn or flour tortillas
These Mini Shrimp Tostadas are delicious bite-size appetizers featuring shrimp and guacamole with a slightly spicy kick. They’re easy to make in less than 30 minutes whenever you’re entertaining, whether it’s for Game Day or holidays!
These chicken tostadas are a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Made with crispy tostada shells, shredded chicken, refried beans, and all the best toppings.
Chipotle sauce gives this meaty tostada recipe just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table.
These oven-baked tostadas cook quickly, which means you can have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes! They’re vegetarian, gluten-free, and customizable for the whole family!
Homemade Tostadas are so satisfying and easy to make. These are loaded with refried beans, beef, and all of the best tostada toppings
I’ve been in tostada heaven the past few weeks! These Ground Beef Tostadas are the latest incarnation — they are tremendously satisfying and a welcome upgrade to the beef hard shell tacos I grew up with
Tostadas are meant to be messy! Pile them with your favorite toppings and dig in. These are made with a crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.
This Tuna Tostada is a walk on the lighter side of lunch, starring canned tuna dressed up with fresh lime juice and herbs and minced onion.
Taco Bell tostada is a golden tortilla of crispy consistency and rough mixture in Mexican cuisine. It has a flat surface to hold all of the toppings. Being one of the tastiest and very popular Mexican foods, Taco Bell Tostada is quite famous among a huge section of people.
Toasted tortillas topped with flavorful black beans and fresh vegetables make a quick and delicious light meal. This is also a great recipe for entertaining, because of its ease and high yield. To spice things up, top black bean tostadas with slices of fresh jalapeño just before serving.
Huevos Rancheros inspired Breakfast Tostadas featuring crispy tortillas, seasoned refried beans, fluffy eggs, and a mountain of tasty toppings. Breakfast is served!
These Healthy Chicken Tostadas (tostadas de pollo) are low-fat and low-carb. They’re made with tender and perfectly seasoned ground chicken, cauliflower rice, lettuce, cheese, tomato, pickled onions and cilantro all piled on a crispy tortilla. This is a super quick and easy tostada recipe that you can make any night of the week!
This Baja Fish Tostadas recipe is crunchy with tons of flavor. Topped with radish and mango, the sweetness from the mango complements the spices for a perfect and easy meal.
This recipe is so incredibly simple that I feel a little bit bad about even calling it a recipe. So let’s just say that we’re going over how to make your own tostada shells at home in the oven, okay? I love tostadas as an easy weeknight dinner solution where everyone in the family can top them to their heart’s content. I love tacos in the same application, for that matter, but tostadas feel a little more unique and are irresistibly crunchy and oh, they only take ten minutes.
Using just 5 ingredients you could have delicious Mexican in under 30 minutes! Pack your tortillas with tender pulled pork and creamy slaw for a speedy weeknight treat.
Easy Chicken Tostadas
- 6-8 large tostada shells
- 1 15-ounce can refried beans
- 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco
- 2 cups thinly shredded lettuce
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 medium red onion diced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 medium avocados pitted and diced
- 1/2 cup sour cream or mexican crema
- lime wedges for serving
- flaky sea salt for serving
- hot sauce for serving (optional)
- Heat refried beans and shredded chicken in the microwave or on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes, or until fully heated through.
- Assemble the tostadas by spreading a thin layer of refried beans on each tostada shell. Then top with shredded chicken, cotija cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onions, chopped cilantro, diced avocados, and a dollop of sour cream.
- Serve each tostada with a lime wedge, a sprinkle of sea salt, and your favorite hot sauce.
- Enjoy immediately.
- For the tostada shells: You can use your favorite store bought shells or make your own at home.
- For the refried beans: Feel free to use about 1 1/2 cups of homemade refried beans if you prefer.
- For the chicken: You can use any leftover chicken you have in the fridge, use a store bought rotisserie chicken, or you can make your own shredded chicken at home.