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Mashed Yucca with Cheese

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

1
lb yucca, peeled and cut into large pieces
2
garlic cloves
Salt, to taste
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup quartirolo cheese, cut into pieces
Thyme sprigs, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
244.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Cholesterol
22.0mg
7%
Sodium
685.4mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
36.8g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
7.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
70.30%
70%
Calcium
12.70%
13%
Iron
9.90%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

You can also add warm milk instead of water to mash the yucca.

Use taleggio cheese instead of quartirolo. Gruyere, brie or even cream cheese are other options. Goat cheese will add an intense and delicious flavor.

Sauté sage leaves and use those instead of thyme.

Directions

  • 1 Put yucca and garlic to a pot with water. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and when the yucca starts to soften, season with salt. Cook until the yucca is very tender.
  • 2 Set aside a cup of the yucca water and drain the excess. Mash the yucca and garlic with a potato masher or mash with a fork. Return to the pot, add 1/2 cup of the water you set aside and butter. Stir everything while the pot is on low heat. Add the cheese and use a wooden spoon to mix it in. Add more salt, if needed. You can also add a little more water if needed.
  • 3 Serve the mashed yucca and garnish with thyme sprigs. Enjoy!

To me, yucca is synonymous with comfort food and there are many ways that I like to make it. Sweet or hot, it’s always delicious and very versatile. If you are looking for a side dish that will please everyone and that pairs perfectly well with anything that you make, think about mashed yucca. Today I bring you a simple recipe with a little quartirolo cheese, which is very soft, creamy and will melt immediately in the warm puree. Its flavor is delicate and won’t overpower the yucca. If you can’t find this type of cheese, you can always use taleggio, and even though it has a stronger taste, it goes great with mashed yucca. The truth is that you can use whatever cheese you like. What are you waiting for? Get cooking! Find fresh yucca, peel it and cook it. You’ll have a delicious puree in less than an hour. Enjoy!

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

To me, yucca is synonymous with comfort food and there are many ways that I like to make it. Sweet or hot, it’s always delicious and very versatile. If you are looking for a side dish that will please everyone and that pairs perfectly well with anything that you make, think about mashed yucca. Today I bring you a simple recipe with a little quartirolo cheese, which is very soft, creamy and will melt immediately in the warm puree. Its flavor is delicate and won’t overpower the yucca. If you can’t find this type of cheese, you can always use taleggio, and even though it has a stronger taste, it goes great with mashed yucca. The truth is that you can use whatever cheese you like. What are you waiting for? Get cooking! Find fresh yucca, peel it and cook it. You’ll have a delicious puree in less than an hour. Enjoy!