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Bolitas de Yuca con Queso

Bolitas de Yuca y Queso (Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese)

Erica Dinho
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 145 kcal


  • 1 pound frozen or fresh yuca, peeled
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ pound mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Guacamole for serving


  • Cook the yuca in a large pot with salted water over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Drain the yuca and remove any fibers from the center. Transfer to a large bowl and mash.
  • Place the eggs in a bowl. Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
  • Form 12 balls with the mash. Flatten them with your hands and place 1 piece of cheese in the center and form the ball again to cover the cheese.
  • Dip the balls into the beaten egg covering all sides, and then cover them with breadcrumbs.
  • Fill a large skillet with oil and heat over medium-high heat to 350F. Place the balls into heated oil and fry for 4 minutes or until brown on all sides, turning over once about halfway through. Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 172IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
Keyword yuca recipe
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