Light Bean and Cheese Tostada

"This is a yummy, yummy light meal. I developed this to counteract my Mexican cravings on Weight Watchers. It is 4 points according to the Recipe Builder. Top it with salsa, which is free, or add some sour cream. Just make sure you count the extra points."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread refried beans on tortilla, like pizza sauce on a pizza.
  • Sprinkle seasonings on beans.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake until tortilla is crispy, about 2-2 1/2 minutes.
  • Serve with salsa, if desired.

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  1. This was terrific! Following eebrag's lead, I topped the refried beans with salsa, then sprinkled on the cheese (I used both mozzarella and a mexican-blend), and baked at 350F for 10 minutes. The edges were crispy but the majority of the tortilla stayed soft; very nice texture and excellent taste. I am sure that this easy meal will become a regular for me when I need something just for myself. Thanks for posting!
  2. This is so quick and easy, I've made it several times now for lunch. Nowadays I usually add salsa on top of the beans & seasonings but before sprinkling with the cheese, then bake it with the salsa. Unless I'm in a hurry, I use a lower temperature--325F and cook it a bit longer--about 10 min. It comes out a bit softer that way, which is how I like it best.


<p>I live in TN with a husband, 9 year old, 6 year old, and our two dogs. I'm a busy mom who loves to cook for family and friends. We have two boys, and they are the light of my life! My husband is a restaurant manager. We actually met while working together at Bob Evans in another city. He was one cute grill cook!! Now he is one cute manager, and I am so proud of him! He currently works for El Chico, and he is very happy there. <br />I am a stay at home mom who sometimes does temp work, which is a big change from corporate America. We'll see how that goes. Now that I have some more time, I plan to get back to the kind of cooking I used to do. You know...with pots and pans instead of a take out menu. I love to crochet, garden and hike with the family. Thanks in advance for any reviews you do of my recipes. :)</p>
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