These Turkey Tostadas are a great recipe to make with leftover holiday turkey meat. Seasoned sauteed poblano peppers top a tostada shell spread with refried beans. A drizzle of chipotle cranberry sauce and queso fresco goes on top just before baking. 

Turkey Tostadas make a great lunch or light dinner option and take the boredom out of reheating leftovers day after day. They are spicy and sweet with some great crunch. The whole family will love this recipe.

A serving of Turkey Tostadas on a plate with the baking sheet of tostadas in the background

Repurposing Leftover Turkey

Every year for Thanksgiving I cook a turkey. Even when I am not having Thanksgiving dinner at my own home. Turkey dinner leftovers are one of our favorite leftovers to eat! However, reheating the same old thing gets to be mundane and boring.

I like to find different ways to use those leftovers that are not only tasty but different from the norm and this Turkey Tostada recipe is one of those ways!

tostada shells on a baking sheet

What You Need To Make Turkey Tostadas

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Tostada Shells – I like to buy this brand.

Leftover Turkey, turkey breast is great but if your a fan of dark turkey meat, by all means it works just great in this recipe as well.

Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Fresh Poblano Peppers

Red Bell Peppers

Refried Beans I like to make my Homemade Refried Beans, but beans from a can will work also.

Queso Fresco is a mild Mexican cheese that will easily crumble and is perfect for balancing out spicy foods.

Extra Large Baking Sheet

Up close image of baked turkey tostada

Tips And Substitutions

  • Use the leftover dark meat instead of turkey breast. This will add a little more flavor and fat.
  • Substitute yellow or orange bell peppers for the red bell pepper.
  • For a little spicier turkey mixture, substitute Anaheim peppers for the Poblano.
  • Substitute the Cranberry Chipotle Sauce for Homemade Taco Sauce

More Repurposed Recipes To Try

Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict

Turkey Hot Brown Sandwiches

Scalloped Potatoes for Two

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Easy Pork Street Tacos

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole

Amaretto Cranberry Swirled Cheesecake

Try using leftover turkey in this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Turkey Tostadas
Yield: 8

Turkey Tostadas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Thanksgiving leftovers made into tostadas, leftover turkey, peppers, cilantro cranberry chipotle sauce, and queso for a delicious lunch or light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups shredded turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 tostada shells
  • 1 cup refried black beans
  • Cranberry Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 cup queso fresco
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 8 lime wedges

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sauce onion, poblano pepper, and red pepper in olive oil for 6 minutes, or until onions is golden. Stir in turkey and garlic. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt. cooking the peppers and onions in the skillet
    2. Spread shells with refried beans and turkey mixture. Drizzle with cranberry chipotle sauce and sprinkle with quest fresco.
    3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until heated. Serve with cilantro, lime, and more sauce. garnishing the baked tostada

Notes

Tips And Substitutions

  • Use the leftover dark meat instead of turkey breast. This will add a little more flavor and fat.
  • Substitute yellow or orange bell peppers for the red bell pepper.
  • For a little spicier turkey mixture, substitute Anaheim peppers for the Poblano.
  • Substitute the Cranberry Chipotle Sauce for Homemade Taco Sauce

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 306Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 66mgSodium 323mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 6gSugar 5gProtein 21g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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