Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls Recipe

Guess what this month is!? Hispanic Heritage Month! I am so PROUD of being LATINA! Sazon, arroz, and Habichuelas run through these veins! I am so proud of all the Latin foodies who are representing their countries signature dishes year-round! I’m just so proud. I knew I had to bring up the heat this month and this is why I decided to share my Cheese Stuffed Yuca (Cassava root) Balls recipe. Can we say, YES PLEASE!? Fried yumminess with California Milk Queso Fresco cheese inside, just waiting to be dipped in a pool of cilantro sauce. Can you envision it!? If not, no worries, the video is below :)….

Fall is FINALLY here, and that only means that Christmas is around the corner and you already know how I feel about Christmas. I felt a little bit of breeze yesterday and thought, “CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!!” Crazy much? The holidays only mean food, food and more food, OH and family! But mostly food. These Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are every party’s need-to-have appetizers. 1 pound of Yuca looks like it isn’t enough, but when you boil it, all of a sudden it grows, and you can get at least 20 balls out of just 1 pound of Yuca! You can buy Yuca (Cassava) frozen or the actual root in your grocery stores vegetable section. The cilantro sauce gives the Yuca balls life! It is so garlicky and cilantro-y…. Let me just let you be the judge! Try this amazing recipe!




Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls Recipe

Yield: 20-22 Balls

Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls Recipe


  • Ingredients (Yuca Balls)
  • 1 Pound of Yuca ( Cassava)
  • 1 Tsp of Salt
  • Half a Stick of Butter
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ Cup of Flour
  • Extra flour for coating
  • Oil for Frying
  • Ingredients (Cilantro Sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp of Mayonnaise
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp of Vinegar
  • 1 Whole Lime
  • 1 Cup of Cilantro


  1. Boil the Yuca on high heat for 15 minutes or until Yuca falls apart at the touch of a fork. Drain the Yuca and place in a bowl.
  2. Once the Yuca has cooled down, add salt, butter, egg yolk and flour. Smash all ingredients together until it is a mashed consistency.
  3. Add some flour to your hands. Place a table spoon full of the Yuca mixture in your hands and roll into a ball. Press down in the middle of the ball to make a hole and add the cheese cube. Close the ends together and roll into a ball again.
  4. Coat the ball in flour and set aside.
  5. In a pan, on medium high heat, add enough oil to cover the Yuca balls.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add the Yuca balls and fry until golden brown all around.
  7. For Cilantro Sauce, In a blender or food processor, add the garlic, Mayo, Lime juice, Vinegar and Cilantro. Blend together until smooth.