Barefoot by the Sea: Tortilla Melts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tortilla Melts

Another super fresh and simple idea for meals or snacking are tortilla melts. I love Mexican food or anything that resembles it so these were right up my alley! What I love most about these is that you can really use pretty much whatever you have on hand: tomatoes, red onion, peppers, the cheese of your choice all topped with salsa and maybe a little fresh cilantro!  My hubby adds crumbled bacon or grilled chicken. Simple, healthy and so easy!  Since it's Monday again, I'm all about easy meals to start our busy week!

8 tortillas - I used corn but anything goes
2 seeded tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 pepper, seeded and chopped
Cheese of your choice, about 1 & 1/2 cups, divided evenly
8 slices of  bacon, crumbled or 2 grilled  chicken breasts, diced

On a baking sheet, lay your tortillas out and too each with your veggies, sprinkle with bacon or chicken if using, top with cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until cheese is melted and tortilla is a little crisp
Top with fresh cilantro and avocado, salsa or sour cream if desired

This is a great recipe to have the kids help with!  Mine love making their own, because they are more likely to eat and enjoy!  I love having my children help out in the kitchen, it's both rewarding and fun - most of the time!  Yes, it can get messy but it's a great way to reconnect during the week!

Have a great one!


  1. yum! these look great! i never have corn tortillas around...usually only flour. I will have to try this though. And I bet they would be delicious with beans ;-)

    1. Yes beans would be great and the added protein would probably make it more complete!

  2. For the first time in my life, I am officially on a diet. This would fit perfectly on the plan I am on. Great idea that will add some variety to my new weekly meal plan!

    1. These are great for eating a little more carefully! They def help keep me stay on track!


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