Taco Soup Tostadas

Recently we made the Crockpot Lady’s delicious Taco Soup. It made plenty and there was a decent amount of leftovers that I did not want to see go to waste.

I am all about making it once and serving it twice.

Here is how you transform soup into another meal…


Simply take your leftover soup and strain out the juice using a colander. Or, you can spoon out the meaty bean mixture removing the juice if that is easier for you.

You will need about 2-3 cups of the mixture.

Spoon a few heapings of the mixture onto your tostada shells.

Top with cheese if you choose.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove the tostadas from the oven and top with your favorite yummy stuff like lettuce, sour cream, salsa or guacamole.

Plate it up and dinner is done.

Easy breezy, hua?

And how do you like this nifty recipe printable,  just for you!

Taco Soup Tostadas
Lunch or Dinner
A perfect way to use up leftover Taco Soup. Serve with your favorite side of rice. You could also substitute the tostada shells for taco shells.
  • 2-3 cups of leftover Taco Soup
  • 1 Box Tostada Shells
  • Toppings: cheese lettuce, sour cream ,salsa, guacamole, etc.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain the leftover Taco Soup with a strainer or simply spoon the meat and bean mixture onto the tostada.
  3. Top with cheese if desired.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Once done, plate it up and top with lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole or toppings of your choice.


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  1. says

    we (as in me) are totally making the taco soup tomorrow! i got all (i hope) the ingredients this weekend. i’m putting it in my crockpot and can’t wait!!!

  2. says

    Yum..that sounds good and what a great idea. One of my biggest pet peeves is wasting food. My kids call leftovers ‘recycled’ food, because I use leftovers in meals like you did with this. I think this would be a perfect ‘recycled’ meal.

  3. says

    It’s only 6:30 in the morning but that Taco Soup looks delicious! I love your creative way to use the leftovers too. I’m putting this on my dinner list for the week. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mary @ Redo 101 says

    Hi, thanks for sharing this recipe at Strut Your Stuff party – I’m visiting around for recipes this week, and am glad to add yours to my family’s future menu options.


  5. says

    We always make a big batch of Taco Soup, but I’d never thought to drain it & use it like this. Thanks for the idea. I’m definitely going to try it next time!

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