Turkey and Spinach Tostadas
My goal these days is to make one dinner that everyone in my family will eat. It is not easy! As my kids have gotten older, there are foods that they used to like that they no longer like and of course there are foods that one likes and the other does not like. It’s hard to keep track of at times that’s for sure. For the most part, I don’t tend to make any “special” meals, meaning I won’t make myself crazy by making individual meals driven by pickiness. I do expect my kids to try everything once (or twice, or more…I never give up), but there are some food battles that are just not worth fighting at times. I will, however, try to make our meals where I can leave out certain ingredients or parts of the meal off the plate (more for others). For example…this bean salad I recently made – my son wanted no part of it (that’s fine, he’ll get carrot sticks) and my daughter loves beans but not so much the onions and peppers (no problem, more veggies for me and my husband). I can work with that. Especially when the other part of the meal is something like this recipe for Turkey and Spinach Tostadas that EVERYONE loved (phew!).
This is the kind of recipe I normally don’t think of posting here on the blog. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that most of us are probably in the same situation – busy and trying to feed a family healthy and nutritious meals most of the time. I always feel extra good on the days I accomplish that task so when I make something that works for my family and fits that criteria I will share it here – even if it seems a bit basic. (After 6 years of blogging I have learned that the most basic recipes I’ve shared here on the blog have been the most popular!)
These tostadas come together very quickly. I actually cooked up the turkey and spinach mixture earlier in the day which made it even easier to pull together at dinnertime. Make sure you drain your defrosted frozen spinach well before adding it to your pan, if you don’t things might get a little watery but it will eventually cook off. I used my favorite homemade taco seasoning blend from my friend Julie.
Hope your family enjoys these as much as mine did! 🙂
Turkey and Spinach Tostadas
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 8 oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained well
- 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning (I love this one from The Little Kitchen!)
- 10 corn tortillas
- shredded cheddar cheese (use as much as you like)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray and spread corn tortillas on baking sheets. Set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground turkey. Add taco seasoning and stir while browning.
- Once turkey is cooked through, add chopped spinach, combine until warmed through and taste for seasoning (depending on your taco seasoning you may need to add salt once you've added the spinach).
- Top each tortilla with approximately 2 tablespoons of turkey and spinach mixture. Top with desired amount of cheese. Bake in 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes until tortillas are crisp and cheese is melted.
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