Quesadillas de Cuitlacoche (Huitlacoche Quesadillas)


The weather in London still a bit dull, so, again, I fancied something yummy and easy to make as Emilio, my son, hasn’t started school yet. I remembered that I had this tin of cuitlacoche in the cupboard that I bought I few days ago and bang! What can be more cosier than some delicious and homely quesadillas with all that gooey cheese? Yes, you are right! Nothing it is cosier than some quesadillas and when you filled them with some cuitlacoche they become fancy and posh quesadillas.

Cuitlacoche, also known as Huitlacoche, is an eatable fungus grows in corn leaves and in Mexico it is consider a delicacy. It tends to be a bit pricey, the tin I bought weighted 380 gr from “La Costeña” and it cost me £9 plus delivery, but to be honest, it is well worth to spend that sort of money because the flavour this ingredient has is utterly delicious. It taste a bit earthy and this one in particular has been seasoned with onion and jalapeños, so there is no need to add anything else when you are adding it to your quesadillas and the amount that it comes in the tin is enough for around 15 medium quesadillas or more if you put little, but because I am making the quesadillas for myself, I am putting tons of it and I still had some left for tonight’s dinner.

Serves 2

Prep 5 min

Cook 10 min


  • 380 gr tin of Cuitlacoche La Costeña
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 100 gr grated cheese like Oaxaca, Mozzarella, Cheddar or any types of cheese that melts


Open the tin and pour the Cuitlacoche in a sauce pan and heat, then on a frying pan heat the tortillas and fill them with cheese, put as much as you like, fold each tortilla or put one on top of the other one, like in the picture.

When the cheese has melted, put some Cuitlacoche.



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  1. Cuitalchoche is outstanding. I finally tried it. Very good. I am hooked. So glad Im not closed minded. It is now on my list of favorite things.

    1. Cuitlacoche is one of my favourite Mexican ingredients, it is so unique. I’m glad you like it as well.

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