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Turkey and Spinach Tostadas

Turkey and Spinach Tostadas | Aggie's Kitchen

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!)

Turkey and Spinach Tostadas | Aggie's Kitchen

Turkey and Spinach Tostadas | Aggie's Kitchen

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 | Aggie's Kitchen

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Turkey and Spinach Tostadas

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray and spread corn tortillas on baking sheets. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground turkey. Add taco seasoning and stir while browning.
  3. 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).
  4. 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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14 Responses to “Turkey and Spinach Tostadas”

  1. Sheila posted August 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

    All of my kiddos would eat this for dinner! I make quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritosBUT I have never made my family tostadas!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

    • Aggies Kitchen posted August 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      honestly I didn’t for the longest time…but one lazy evening I realized how easy they were to make, especially a bunch all at once! And my kids like them better because they seem to be less messy than tacos 🙂

  2. Gaby posted August 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

    This looks like my kind of dinner for a busy day!!

  3. Lisa posted August 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Would you consider 1/2lb turkey and black beans? It would be a great meal stretcher and be a wonderful protein source. Also, if I wanted to use fresh spinach from the garden, should I steam it first and then add it or just chop it up really good and toss it in the mix?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted August 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      oh yes absolutely half turkey and half black beans would be great! I recently made them with shredded chicken, salsa verde and black beans, it was delicious! I would probably chop the spinach up real fine and saute along with the ground turkey. I was going to use fresh spinach too but had some in the freezer so I opted for that. If you make them I hope you enjoy them. Have a nice weekend Lisa! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  4. Erica posted August 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    This is going on the menu plan! I love how easy it is! Brilliant

  5. Kristen posted August 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I love recipes like this! So glad you shared it!

  6. Olena@ifoodreal posted August 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    You know what, you are so right! In many aspects! As my kids get older, dinners become harder. But like you, I will compromise on small things but not a big adjustment. We are all having what I have made. Because of the blogging job I often have 3 different meals at a time. So that works. And amen to simplicity. The most simple recipes – post them! We are all the same! Sometimes I til honk it’s not even a recipe, but post it. Even simple recipes need a technique!

  7. Molly posted August 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    These look great! And I have a carton of chopped spinach in my freezer right now. I’m already nervous about getting dinner on the table now that I’m going back to work…even though it’s only part time!

  8. Patsy posted August 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    this is my kind of weeknight meal! I think getting the kids involved with meals helps them to try things, too… and I agree with not making special meals for everyone! I told my family that I’m not a short-order cook, so you have to try whatever is on the table at dinner time. If it’s not your thing, you have to figure out what you are going to have on your own (it does help that my boys are a bit older though). 😉

  9. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted August 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    This is SO like something I would make. And, you are right – simple recipes are always the most in demand, for sure. I love the method of doing tostadas in the oven (no oil) and your toppings look perfect. I’m totally hungry now!

  10. Lauren posted January 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hi there – I recently discovered your site so I was looking through some older recipes and see that the ingredients and directions for this one seem to be missing. Any chance of getting the recipe re-posted? Thanks!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 12, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thank so much for letting me know! Something weird happened and it didn’t update when I made some changes to my site recently…I really appreciate you telling me! 🙂 Happy you discovered my blog, hope you find some recipes you like!

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