Meet the Sullivans: {recipe} butternut squash nachos

January 8, 2013

{recipe} butternut squash nachos

via Two Peas & Their Pod
butternut squash nachos  or tostadas
4 corn tortillas
Cooking spray
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:
1/2 ripe avocado
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small jalapeƱo pepper, chopped and seeds removed
½ can black beans, rinsed, drained, and heated
1 small red onion, diced
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup low-fat monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup pepitas
chopped lettuce


1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray each side of the corn tortillas with cooking spray and bake on a large baking sheet until lightly browned and crisp on one side, about 3-5 minutes. Flip tortillas and cook another 3-5 minutes to brown the other side.

2. In a large bowl, add the butternut squash, olive oil, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until squash is well coated. Bake squash in a single layer on a large baking sheet until it’s tender and starts to caramelize on the edges, about 30-35 minutes.

3. Prepare toppings while tostadas are baking.

4. Top a crispy corn tortilla with butternut squash, black beans, red onion, lettuce, and pepitas, or any other nutrient-packed, low-fat toppings. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 Servings

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 272 Total Fat 8g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 37mg Total Carbohydrate 44g Protein 11g Vitamin A 153% Vitamin C 41% Calcium 12% Iron 19%

My photo is obviously not as good as their's! 

We absolutely loved these nacho / tostadas! Owen had a baby version (i.e. squash, cheese, black beans and avocado) and he enjoyed it too. I've always wished to have nachos for dinner, but could never allow myself to because it's not exactly healthy, but these can pass as healthy right? I think so! I will be adding these to our "favorite recipes" list! 

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

YUM!!!! We made butternut squash last night! :-) This looks amazing though!