recipe

Crispy tostadas topped with beans and veggies make a great lunch or a snack you can share!

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 50 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2 to 4

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Prepare Ingredients

2½ cups
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup
frozen corn
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon
vegetable oil, measured separately
½ teaspoon
chili powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup
refried beans
4
(6-­inch) corn tostadas
½ cup
crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
¼ cup
fresh cilantro leaves

Gather Cooking Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • 13-by-9-­inch baking dish
  • Small bowl
  • Small spoon
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Oven mitts
  • Cooling rack
  • Large spoon
  • Spatula
  • Plates
1
 

Adjust oven rack to lower-­middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees.

 
2
 
2½ cups
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup
frozen corn
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
½ teaspoon
chili powder (optional)
¼ teaspoon
salt

In medium bowl, use rubber spatula to stir tomatoes, corn, 1 tablespoon oil, chili powder (if using), and salt until well combined.

 
3
 

Spread tomato mixture into 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Place dish in oven and bake until tomatoes are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

 
4
 
½ cup
refried beans
1 teaspoon
vegetable oil
4
(6-­inch) corn tostadas

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir refried beans and remaining 1 teaspoon oil until smooth. Use back of small spoon to spread beans evenly over tostadas. Place tostadas on rimmed baking sheet.

 
5
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking dish from oven (ask an adult for help) and transfer to cooling rack.

 
6
 

Use large spoon to spoon tomato mixture (be careful, baking dish will be hot) evenly over tostadas. Place baking sheet in oven and bake tostadas until beans are warm, about 5 minutes.

 
7
 
½ cup
crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
¼ cup
fresh cilantro leaves

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help) and transfer to cooling rack. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Use spatula to carefully transfer tostadas to plates (baking sheet will be hot). Serve.