Spiralized turnips and swiss chard shine in these cheesy winter vegetable tostadas with gruyere and fontina.
winter vegetable tostadas with gruyere and fontina

Did we wake up this morning as newer better versions of ourselves?

More hungover versions of ourselves?

The versions of ourselves who can get our husbands to willingly eat turnips?


You’re skeptical. I get it.

Turnips are not exactly the Taylor Swift of the vegetable world.

But give me some grated cheese, a few tortillas, and a spiralizer, and I can make some magic happen.


I believe the.boy’s words were actually “THE BEST” and “AMAZING”, but he kind of had his mouth full, so who really knows.

He also had no idea what he was eating until a few days later when he asked what those “pink stringy things” were.


I just giggled and shoved another one in his face.

What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.


And it might even make him more spiritually awakened.

New Year’s delusion of grandeur. Let’s go with it.


Winter Vegetable Tostadas with Gruyere and Fontina
Spiralized turnips and swiss chard shine in these cheesy winter vegetable tostadas with gruyere and fontina.
Yield: 12 tostadas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and spiralized
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ lb gruyere, shredded
  • ¼ lb fontina, shredded
  • 12 8-inch flour or corn tortillas
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Stir in the turnips and a pinch of salt. Saute, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until turnips start to soften. Stir in the swiss chard, chili powder, and cumin. Cook until swiss chard is wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat oven to 350F.
  3. Spread the tortillas out on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss together the gruyere and fontina. Top each tortilla with a handful of the cheese mixture. Divide the veggies evenly among the tortillas, placing them on top of the cheese. Top with any leftover cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tortillas are warmed through. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tostadas

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29 Responses to Winter Vegetable Tostadas with Gruyere and Fontina

  1. For some odd reason, my husband likes the idea of turnips. However, he is inevitably disappointed by their taste. This could be the dish to change all of that 🙂

    Happy new year Joanne!

  2. Roz says:

    I love how you combined gruyere with fontina! Together they raise recipes to the top of my list! Happiest of New Year’s, Joanne!

  3. We love turnips! These tosadas are not only delicious, also very healthy. A great meal to start the new year, Joanne.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Yum, love all your healthy cooking, I am stuck in a rut with veggies and you give me good ideas.

  5. Luckily my husband is far from picky. He eats all veggies and we both love turnips. This is a must try while we’re both home for holiday break!

  6. Julia says:

    I saw the cheese so I came straight over to tell you I wish these would be the cure to my wicked hangover. But all’s I got are eggs. womp woooomp.

    Spiralized turnips?!! You say all the right things. the.husband is the luckiest man alive!!

  7. Heather says:

    Happy New Year!! I just got a spiralizer for Christmas, so I am pinning this now! A whole new world is opening up to me! 😉

  8. Happy happy 2015, Joanne! Cheers to getting the.boy/the.husband to eat turnips – spiralizing them is the way to go!!!

  9. I saw this on Instagram and couldn’t wait to check it out…this looks gooood! Happy New Year, Joanne!!

  10. Looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations on a fantastic year, and best wishes for a wonderful 2015 filled with lots of delicious food!

  11. Lynn says:

    Wish I had some of that right now! Happy New Year Joanne!

  12. Wish You a Very Very Happy New YEAR!! Congrats on a great year and Wishing you a lovely 2015!
    You make some awesome food, only thing I wish is you being my neighbor.

  13. Oh, such a delicious way to use turnips – must remember it for winter.

  14. Cailee says:

    This looks amazing!! So healthy and gourmet!! Love it! 🙂 Happy 2015!

  15. Eileen says:

    These sound pretty amazing! Definitely a perfect way to get through the random turnips that the CSA continually brings. I find that roasting turnips is also an excellent way to make everyone love them. Who doesn’t want a plate of toasty roasted winter veg? I ask you. 🙂

  16. I love this! Good on you for tricking your husband into eating these! :p

  17. Katie says:

    Turnips disguised as onions (at least that’s what I thought they were at first!) starting the year with a stroke of genius!

  18. These tostadas look so amazing, Joanne! LOVE the flavours and that oozy gruyere and fontina is delicious!

  19. merrynsmenu says:

    HOW clever to spiralise your turnips. This is so creative and the tostadas look amazing. You were lucky to get away with it, and for your family to enjoy it. Kudos to you!

  20. Bring on the veggies! I feel gross from eating like a fatty fat pants!

  21. oh gosh, i can’t believe you’re whipping this kinda thing up in your kitchen. this is the kinda dish i would drive across town and wait in line an hour (because of course they don’t take reservations) to take down.

  22. Dave is not a fan of turnips so I never buy them. Might have to try sneak them in this way 🙂

  23. Rachel Cooks says:

    Whoo-hoo! Another way to use my spiralizer! What a fun way to use turnips!

  24. I spotted turnips at the market the other day. I have never cooked with it before and this seems like the PERFECT recipe for the big turnip debut at my home! HAPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR Joanne!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 :*

  25. Kelly says:

    I love how creative you are with sneaking in veggies for the boy 🙂 Spiralized turnips is such a great idea especially in these tostadas! They look amazing!

  26. grace says:

    the turnips are an exciting and unexpected ingredient! these look yummy, joanne. 2015’s gonna be good for you, i’m sure. 🙂

  27. Love that he’s expanding his horizons and eating pink stringy thingies. Ha! These look great!

  28. Johanna GGG says:

    these look amazing – wish I could say my new year’s day eating was so impressive – we have been eating lots of salads but I had a hankering for mexican today

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