Baked Yuca Fries

My kids went crazy for yuca while we were in Miami this past summer. Yuca is also know as cassava, and is a starchy plant that is tubular in shape, kind of resembling a sweet potato. It is commonly eaten as fries and popular in Cuban cuisine in the U.S. I decided to create a healthier version of the yuca fries my family has come to love. These baked yuca fries are surprisingly quick and simple to make with just 3 ingredients! Not only are they vegan, but they are also naturally gluten-free.

The hardest part of this recipe is peeling the yuca, which you do very carefully with a knife. A regular vegetable peeler won’t penetrate the skin, so you have to use a knife to pry a small piece off and then use your fingernails and a paring knife to pull it off.

Baked Yuca Fries

Once you have the yuca peeled, slice it into fry sticks, toss with olive oil and seasoning, and then bake. Super easy! I served it alongside our favorite roasted chipotle salsa, which the kids loved.

Baked Yuca Fries

Baked Yuca Fries
Serves 5
A healthy alternative to French fries, using yuca (vegan and gluten-free).
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
49 calories
0 g
0 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
6 g
43 g
0 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
6g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 43mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 large yuca, peeled and cut into sticks
  2. Tajin seasoning (or other favorite taco seasoning blend)
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. Toss the yuca with the olive oil and seasoning.
  3. 3. Spread the yuca sticks onto a baking sheet and place in oven for 7-10 minutes until golden brown.
  4. 4. Allow to cool and serve immediately with salsa for dipping.
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calories
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fat
5g
protein
0g
carbs
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Baked Yuca Fries and Salsa