Bollitos de Yuca Recipe (Cheese-Filled Cassava Balls)

Bollitos de Yuca Recipe (Cheese-Filled Cassava Balls): Learn how to make these, they're crispy outside, soft and cheesy inside. A sure hit with your guests.
Course Party
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword cassava balls, yuca balls, yuca cheese balls
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1 lb [0.48 kg] of cassava (yuca)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of curly parsley , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 lb [0.24 kg] of cheddar , cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 4 cups Oil for frying


  • Peel and boil the cassava until it is tender, adding a tablespoon of salt to the water.
  • Take out of the water and puree.
  • Add the butter, parsley and milk and mix well.
  • Season with salt to taste and let cool down to room temperature.
  • Put two tablespoonfuls of the mixture in the palm of your hand. Flatten it, put a cheese cube in the center and roll around it into a ball.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Whisk the egg. Dipp the balls into the egg, then into the flour. Coat it with flour and shake off the excess.
  • Chill uncovered for 2-4 hours (you can keep them frozen in a lidded container for a couple of days).
  • Fry in very hot oil over medium heat until they are golden brown.
  • Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 2balls | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 0.8mg