Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza (Zucchini Blossom Quesadillas)


These quesadillas de flor de calabaza are very popular in Mexico. The bacon grease gives the quesadillas another level of tastiness, plus they crisp up beautifully.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 quesadillas


  • 1 teaspoon bacon grease

  • 2 corn tortillas

  • 2 slices Manchego cheese

  • 6 zucchini blossoms


  1. Melt bacon grease in a cast iron or regular skillet over medium heat. Place tortillas side by side into the skillet. Top each tortilla with one Manchego cheese slice and three zucchini blossoms. Fold tortillas in half.

  2. Cook until tortillas are lightly browned and cheese starts to melt, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until the other side is crispy, lightly browned, and the cheese has melted, 1 more minute.


Feel free to use lard, oil, or butter in place of bacon grease, and mozzarella cheese in place of Manchego.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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