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Squash Blossom Quesadillas

26 mayo, 2021

Recently, a controversy has arisen in Mexico about whether all quesadillas have cheese or not. If we stick to the meaning of the word “quesadilla”, regardless of the stew that accompanies them, they should all have a bit of cheese, since this also makes them a more complete and exquisite dish. However, there is nothing written about tastes and everyone can decide to add cheese or not.

On this occasion, at RecetasGratis we share one of the most traditional recipes prepared in Mexico, squash blossom quesadillas. Its preparation dates back to ancient times and, precisely, what gives it the modern touch is that these quesadillas do contain cheese, in addition to their main ingredient. It is a simple preparation, its ingredients are extremely accessible and it is a versatile dish, which you could offer both as a starter and as a main dish. We invite you to continue with us and discover How to Make Pumpkin Blossom Cheese Quesadillas, a nutritious, delicious, practical dish that does not require too much effort.

6 diners
Main dish
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost, Popular in Fall-Winter, Not spicy, Fried, Mexican recipes

Ingredients to make Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas:

How to make Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas:


Sauté chopped onion, garlic and tomato in a frying pan with a tablespoon of hot oil. You should sauté these ingredients until the onion appears transparent.

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 1


Add all the washed pumpkin flower and constantly moves to integrate all the ingredients of the preparation. Also, add a pinch of salt and the tablespoon of chicken bouillon powder. When you notice that the pumpkin flowers are soft and integrated into the stew, remove the pan from the heat and reserve.

Trick: You can also use vegetable bouillon to make the vegetarian pumpkin flower quesadillas. Likewise, you can include ingredients such as corn or mushrooms.

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 2


Besides, form the tortillas to make the quesadillas. For it, take the corn dough and give it a rounded and flat shape with the help of a tortilla maker. If you don’t have a tortilla maker, you can shape the dough into a tortilla with the help of two plates with smooth bases.

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 3


Stuff the squash blossom quesadillas taking a little stew and placing it in one of the tortilla halves. Also distribute some strands of cheese. Close them with the help of the machine or with your hands and seal the edges well.

Trick: You can also cook the tortillas and fill the quesadillas afterwards.

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 4


Cook the fried squash blossom quesadillas in a skillet with hot oil and over high heat. They should be golden brown on both sides. If you have decided to cook the tortillas and fill them later, we recommend doing it while they are still hot or passing them in the pan for a few seconds so that the cheese melts.

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 5


Reserve the quesadillas on absorbent paper to remove excess fat and that’s it. They can be served accompanied by some type of salad or simply with the sauce of the diner’s taste. Although if you prefer them simple, they are delicious too. You have already seen that Make Cheese Squash Blossom Quesadillas It is very simple and it is a Mexican recipe that lends itself to variations, so go ahead and experiment!

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas Recipe - Step 6

Pumpkin Flower Quesadillas – Origin, Preparation and Sides

The origin of squash blossom quesadillas It is uncertain, since pumpkin flowers have been part of Mexican gastronomy since ancient times. So much so, that they occupy a leading place in many of his recipes, such as the popular pumpkin flower soup.

On the other hand, there are many ways to prepare these quesadillas, since there are those who add corn, huitlacoche, chicharrón, etc. Likewise, they can be made fried, as we have learned in this recipe, or simply by filling the already cooked tortillas. Either way they are delicious, so we encourage you to try the different recipes to make different dishes each time.

Regarding the accompanimentsYou can serve squash blossom quesadillas with pico de gallo and sour cream, a corn and jicama salad, and even make more quesadillas.