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Yuca Mash
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7
Minutes
8
Ingredients
4
Servings
190
Calories
7
Points®

Yuca, a gluten-free root vegetable,  is sweeter and has more protein and less sugar than a potato. It is an everyday staple in Central, South American and Caribbean homes. After making this, it will be in yours too!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups peeled frozen yuca,  defrosted and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup milk (heated in your small smartbowl™)
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 pinches nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon butter
Directions
  1. Place yuca, garlic and olive oil into a medium smartbowl™. Place the lid on the smartbowl, seal and press the valve to release air. Microwave for 6 minutes. Place the lid down again and let sit for 2 more minutes to steam.
  2. Mash the yuca using a masher or immersion blender/processor, pouring hot milk in in a slow, steady stream. When yuca is creamy, fold in the salt, pepper nutmeg and butter using a silicone spatula.

Tip: If you are using a food processor- pulse, be careful not to overblend the yuca. The consistency should be a little grittier than that of mashed potatoes.

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