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5 from 9 votes

Yuca Puree

This instant pot yuca puree recipe is creamy, buttery and easy to make. A great side dish option for any occasion.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: instant pot, latin american recipe, yuca
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 2 lbs of yucca peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • salt to taste


  • peel and cut the yuca into chunks*
  • add the yuca chunks into an instant pot and cover with cold water
  • close the lid, and cook on manual for 30 minutes
  • drain all the water and return the cooked yuca chunks to the instant pot, now set to sauté to cook off excess moisture
  • add the butter into the pot in parts, and stir with a wooden spoon to melt the butter
  • add the milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Adjust the salt, and add more butter and/or milk as needed

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    *See step by step and note above regarding the removal of the central fibrous cord