Jack O’Lantern Tostadas #halloweentreatsweek

Jack O’Lantern Tostadas are a super easy way to make an All-Hallows Eve supper that will please kids young and old alike. 

Jack O'Lantern Tostadas

Jack O’Lantern Tostadas

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Jack O’Lantern Tostadas is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Halloween Treats Week. This is an annual event full of favorite blogger recipes to celebrate All-Hallows Eve. Glad you could join us!

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Jack O'Lantern Tostadas

These Halloween-themed tostadas are fun and easy to make. The base is a crispy tostada shell. Next comes a mixture of refried beans and seasoned ground beef. Top this off with a round slice of Colby cheese, into which you cut whatever scary, goofy or cute face you choose. The “pumpkin” stem is a slice of fresh jalapeno.

Be creative and have fun!

The whole family can join in and each person create their own Jack O’Lantern face. Smaller children can use a toothpick to draw their face, then Mom, Dad or an older sibling or other family member can help actually cut it out. My husband rather enjoyed his efforts making a face out of the cheese slice. Plus you get to enjoy eating the shapes you remove. (Yay!)

Check back later this week for more fun Halloween recipes!

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Welcome to 2023’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event!

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#HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife . You’ll find that this fun and spooky event is an online, week-long event that is filled with some frightfully fun Halloween treats and recipes from some fantastic Halloween loving bloggers!

For this years 6th annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 18 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! You can following the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media to collect all of these frightful recipes to use at your own Halloween parties and events!

Make Sure to check out all of the fun Halloween recipes that we’re sharing this week!

Today’s Halloween Recipes:

  • Jack O’Lantern Tostadas from Palatable Pastime

Jack O’Lantern Tostadas

Jack O'Lantern Tostadas

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Jack O’Lantern Tostadas

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Jack O' Lantern Tostadas

Sue Lau
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5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 9
Calories 422 kcal


  • 1 Toaster Oven


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 16 ounces canned refried beans
  • 14 ounces sliced round colby cheese 9 slices
  • 3 fresh jalapenos or 1 green bell pepper
  • 9 corn tostadas toasted


  • Brown ground beef with seasoning and drain any fat.
  • Mix in canned refried beans and heat until warmed.
  • Spread 1/3 cup filling on each tostada.
  • Use a paring knife to cut out face shapes on cheese, such as eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Place cheese on top of filling.
  • Cut 9 stem pieces out of fresh jalapenos (or use green pepper if you don't like spicy).
  • Place stem below cheese and above eyes on tostada
  • Heat briefly in a toaster oven or moderate oven until cheese melts.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 22gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 765mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 586IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 351mgIron: 2mg
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