Baked Mexican Tostadas

Pile the tasty toppings on these lighter Mexican tostadas with chicken, black beans and red peppers!

Baked Mexican Tostadas – Pile tasty toppings on these lighter Mexican tostadas with chicken, black beans and red peppers! |

In just a few days, Mark and I are headed away for a week of cruising around the Caribbean! I can’t wait to check my to-do list at the door, spend all day swimming, and explore the tropical towns. I also plan to do some covert cocktail tasting work… ya know, to get inspired for summer drink recipes and all.

A girl’s gotta stay on top of trends!

Baked Mexican Tostadas – Pile tasty toppings on these lighter Mexican tostadas with chicken, black beans and red peppers! |

This year, swimsuit season has come far sooner than others for me, so in preparation I’ve been getting more active and eating right. These delicious tostadas taste similar to everyone’s favorite fried version, but you save lots of calories with a baked tortilla, chicken instead of beef, and black beans instead of refried.

Pile yours high with tasty toppings like roasted red peppers, green onions and pepper jack cheese, and scarf them down with a cold Corona and a Mexican food loving friend!

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Baked Mexican Tostadas

Yield: Serves 4 (1 tostada each)


4 (7 to 8-inch) flour or multigrain tortillas

Nonstick cooking spray

Chili powder

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed

2 cups shredded, cooked chicken

3/4 cups diced roasted red peppers

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1 cup Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

Light sour cream and/or guacamole, for serving


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place tortillas on a foil-lined baking sheet and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle each with a pinch of chili powder. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, or until crisp.

In a small bowl, microwave beans for 30-45 seconds, or until softened. Mash with a fork and set aside.

Leaving tortillas on baking sheet, top each equally with beans, chicken, red peppers, green onions and cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Top with light sour cream and/or guacamole and serve.


Adapted from Sargento


23 Responses to “Baked Mexican Tostadas”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 1, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    Have a great time in the Caribbean! And yes, I definitely need to eat a bit lighter these days – I have to get ready for swim suit season! I may just have to have at least 3 of these tostadas though :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 1, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    I love this baked version. Ugh, bathing-suit season. I’m not looking forward to it.

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    Audra Fullerton — March 1, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    These look amazing Georgia! I love tostadas but haven’t ever made them at home!

    I can’t even imagine having to get into a bathing suit anytime soon. We’re going on vacation next week too! (But luckily for me Paris and Italy are too cold for swim suits yet!)

  4. #
    Kathy — March 1, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I like to make tostadas at home. They are so easy! Your picture is gorgeous!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — March 1, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    wow- this looks AMAZING!

  6. #
    Bree {Skinny Mommy} — March 1, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    I love tostadas-yum! Have an amazing cruise!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — March 1, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    Ohhh I’m so jealous about the Caribbean! Have fun and enjoy your time off!

    Meanwhile this baked version sounds delicious and not missing anything from fried version. It’s definitely win win recipe! ;)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 1, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    Have a great time on your vacation!
    This looks amazing! Love that it’s baked!

  9. #
    Andrea Kaplan — March 1, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    wow. looks delish..can’t wait to try!

    xo Andrea

  10. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 1, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Mmm love the sound of this!

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 2, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    I’m so jealous of your cruise!! Hope you have a great time! These look so yummy!

  12. #
    london bakes — March 2, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    This looks so delicious and so full of flavour. Perfect pre-bathing suit food!

    Have a wonderful, wonderful time on your cruise!

  13. #
    Tracey Wilhelmsen — March 2, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    Have a great time on your trip!! My husband and I love cruising but it’s been years since we’ve been on one. These tostadas are gorgeous, I love that you lightened up this classic!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 3, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    These look so delish, I love your baked version! :)

  15. #
    Liz Berg — March 4, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Oh, how delish…AND beautiful!!! I think I can squeeze in your suitcase…just sayin’…. Have a wonderful trip!!!

  16. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 4, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Ooh love these! Pinned for dinner this week!

  17. #
    Sarah — March 4, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    have a great trip!! so fun :)

  18. #
    Sister Spice — March 4, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    I had dinner planned for the week already, but this looks WAY better than my plans. I must try it ASAP!

  19. #
    Loretta E. — March 5, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    I love how loaded these are! Kind of like one massive nacho… :)

  20. #
    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — March 6, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    What a great weeknight meal idea! :D

  21. #
    Erin D. — March 11, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Love that they’re not fried! Although I do love my fried food. ;)

    I hope you’re having / had a great time on your trip!

  22. #
    gabby — March 12, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    I’ve made these twice in the past week. What a filling and delicious meal!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Kari — April 21, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    These turned out great – thanks! I didn’t want to make a trip to the grocery store, so I instead topped them with what I had on hand – beef browned in taco seasoning, tomatoes, onions, and cheddar cheese.

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