Serves: 3
Yucca is a root vegetable that grows in regions with subtropical climates. Also known as cassava, yucca is a dense, starchy food that’s rich in carbohydrates. It’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium.

Benefits of Yucca

– Boosts immunity
– Eases arthritis pain
– Improves skin health
– Aids in diabetes treatments
– Inhibits oxidative stress

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 to 60 minutes


  • 3 cups prepared cooked yucca: Using a food processor with a chopping blade, slowly chop 1-inch pieces of cooked yucca until it looks like dough, about 1 minute.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • Water to cook


In a large bowl and using hands, combine yucca, egg yolk, salt, and cilantro until it turns into a very delicate dough that is soft, smooth, and a little sticky.

Pull off pieces of dough about the size of a lemon.

On the floured surface, with the palms of your hands, roll the dough pieces into ropes about ¾ inch in diameter.

With a knife, cut the ropes into ¾-inch pieces.

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.

Drop in about a third of the gnocchi and simmer until they float to the surface. Remove the floating gnocchi and place in a bowl.

In a small pot, melt ghee (60 seconds).

Turn the ghee over the gnocchi.

Top with parmesan cheese.

Serve immediately.

By Elianni Gaio

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