Healthy Baked Tostadas Recipe

March 5, 2011

Healthy Baked Tostadas!

Healthy Gal has has tried out a new recipe and wants to share another frugally healthy tip with you for the Healthy Gal Series!

Did you know you can spray a corn tortilla with Pam or non-stick olive oil spray and place it on a cookie sheet and bake it in the oven? Well you can and guess what? It comes out just as crispy as if you were to deep fry it!! I was so shocked when my friend Candace told me about this alternative way of making tostada shells! So with that, I wanted to share with you how to make Healthy Baked Tostadas!


  • Corn Tortillas
  • Lean Ground Beef, Chicken, or Turkey
  • Fat Free Refried Beans (black or pinto)
  • Reduced Fat (or 2% milk) shredded cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Other topping choices: Olives, Salsa, Avacado, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray each tortilla with PAM or olive oil type nonstick spray. Place sprayed tortillas in oven and bake until crisp.
  • Meanwhile, heat refried beans and cook meat (if desired).
  • Remove crisped tortillas from the oven. Spread with refried beans and meat (if desired)
  • Top with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.

Honestly this was the easiest healthy recipe I have ever made! From start to finish it took about 20 minutes to prepare and have dinner on the table! The best part for me was not having a huge oil mess all over my stove from frying the shells in oil. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. It’s a new family favorite in my house.

*Be sure to check out the other Healthy Gal Recipes I have written about for some other healthy meal ideas!

~Healthy Gal~

*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.

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1 Coupon Gal March 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

Hi Kristen!!

YAY!! I’m so happy you are going to give this recipe a try! You will love it! I at it for dinner and then for lunch yesterday. I could eat this several times per week. Enjoy!

Coupon Gal

2 Kristen Andrew March 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

Well I know what’s for dinner tomorrow afternoon :) Thanks for sharing! Would have never thought to bake them!

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