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These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.

Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls

These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Peruvian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 50 balls
Calories 75 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Stuffed Yuca Balls

  • 2 lbs Yuca peeled
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Oil for frying

For Cilantro Aioli

  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Instructions

For Stuffed Yuca Balls

  1. Boil yuca in salted water until fork tender. About 20-25 minutes

  2. Drain the water and remove the center vein from the yuca

  3. Using a potato ricer or food processor, grind the yuca until pureed 

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.
  4. Add salt, pepper, butter, and Sargento® 4 State Cheddar Cheese. Mix well with your hands until combined. Check for seasoning 

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining. Shows bowl pouring cheese
  5. With your hands and roll out 1 tablespoon sized balls. Make a well in the center and add some of the Sargento® Sharp Cheddar Cheese in the middle. Pinch with your hands to close the well and re-shape into a ball

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.
  6. In a shallow bowl pour the beaten eggs. In another, the flour

  7. Place the balls in the egg until coated on all sides. Remove the excess egg and place the balls in the flour. Coat them on all sides and shake the excess flour off 

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.
  8. Place balls on a sheet pan and refrigerate for 45 minutes to 1 hour to firm up

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.
  9. Heat the oil in a large saucepan until the temperature reaches 365 degrees F. 

  10. Fry the yuca balls in batches until golden on all sides. Takes 1-2 minutes per ball. 

    These amazing Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls are crispy, delicate, and so cheesy! Served with a cilantro aioli. Perfect as bite-size appetizers for entertaining.
  11. Place fried yucas on a cookie sheet lined sheet pan to drain the excess oil

  12. While the other yuca balls are frying, keep the cooked ones warm in the oven at 300 degrees

  13. Serve and enjoy!

For Cilantro Aioli

  1. Throw all the aioli ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until combined. Check for seasoning

Recipe Notes

Uncooked yuca bowls may be frozen up to two months. When ready to make, simply fry them frozen until golden on all sides. 

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.