Baked Yucca (Cassava) Fries

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Don't let the "tough" exterior scare you. Yucca (Cassava) root is one delicious plant starch to add to your diet. When prepared properly, you can make the best baked , crispy, creamy, yucca (cassava) fries! Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole 30 approved side dish!


  • 1 Large Yucca Root


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil on the stove, while you peel the outside brown bark off the yucca root.
  3. Next, chop off the top "stem" and bottom tip of the yucca root, then into thick cut fries. Any shape will do, at any thickness you prefer.
  4. Place the yucca fries into the boiling water and cover. Boil for about 8-10 minutes until fork tender. The longer you boil them, the softer and creamier they are after you bake them.
  5. Drain the yucca root and place the boiled fries on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, flip, and bake another 5-10 minutes.