Chipotle Butternut Squash Tostadas

I love Mexican food, but of course, I want all things loaded with cheese, sour cream and wrapped in a flour tortilla. Usually, when I’m out it’s harder for me to have self-control and make healthy decisions.  I’m obviously hungry when we get to a restaurant and then I see all the unhealthy options described on the menu. Which then usually seduces me to the bad side.  So I try to make healthy versions at home of the bad stuff I like to eat when I’m out.


Another favorite I have is butternut squash, I love all squash really. But let’s be honest winter squash > summer squash. Toss that with some fajita style veggies and spices, put it on a tostada shell and I’m in love. Obviously topped with avocado 🙂

Butternut Squash Tostadas

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup corn (fresh is best but if that’s not available frozen or canned work)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime
  • 4-6 tostada shells
  • 1 avocado, diced or sliced


  1. Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot or pan on medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Toss the butternut squash, red pepper, and onion, with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. When the pan is hot put the veggies in and saute for about 15 – 20 mins. You want the squash to be soft and the onions to be a bit caramelized.
  4. Add in the garlic, corn, jalapeno, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and cayenne, and saute for 2 more mins.
  5. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice
  6. Assemble on tostada shell, top with avocado and enjoy.

7 thoughts on “Chipotle Butternut Squash Tostadas

    1. These aren’t the greatest either 😬 but I needed them in a pinch. Usually our grocery store carries these locally made soft corn tortillas and I just brush olive oil on them and bake them till crisp

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