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3 Best Recipes With Cassava To Satisfy Your Tastebuds

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  October 19, 2022

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Looking for a new, delicious way to cook cassava? Perhaps a way to use leftovers.

We’ve collected the best recipes so you can get some inspiration immediately.

Cassava is a versatile ingredient that can be cooked in many different ways. With these recipes, you’ll never get bored of eating them. So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!

Best recipes with cassava

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Best 3 recipes with cassava

Nilupak (Mashed Cassava) with coconut

Filipino Nilupak recipe: Cassava with coconut
A truly Filipino delicacy, the ingredient list for Nilupak recipe is made up of coconut and cassava mixed together, held together by milk and margarine. We daresay that it is our own delicious version of tart cakes.
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Nilupak

A truly Filipino delicacy, the ingredient list for Nilupak recipe is made up of coconut and cassava mixed together, held together by milk and margarine.

We daresay that it is our own delicious version of tart cakes.

Nilupak recipe, strictly speaking, is made up of shredded coconut meat and mashed cassava roots.

The cassava crop is boiled and grated or mashed and the shredded coconut meat added into it, forming circles or ball.

What makes this combination a little bit tastier is also the condensed milk which makes nilupak sweet and the margarine which gives nilupak its distinct flavor.

Pichi Pichi

Filipino Pichi-Pichi recipe for fiestas
The Pichi-Pichi Recipe is said originated from the province of Quezon, Philippines and is a permanent part of their menu whenever there are festivities especially during town fiestas and the ever famous Pahiyas festival.
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Pichi-Pichi Recipe

Preparing the Pichi-Pichi Recipe takes quite a while because for one, after removing the skin of the cassava, it should be grated afterward.

You’ve got to choose not so mature cassava to have the best tasting pichi-pichi ever.  

A bundle of fresh pandan leaves should also be boiled in water then you have to allow it to cool down a little.

This is where you will add the cassava and the other ingredients before finally putting it in the steamer. While you are waiting for this to cook grate some coconut meat for the toppings.

You can add some food coloring; say about three colors to make it more appealing even to the eyes. The kids will be more eager to get a taste if the colors will excite them.

Cassava cake

Easy, creamy & cheesy cassava cake recipe
This cassava cake recipe contains sugar, eggs, coconut milk and of course, grated cassava.
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Cassava Cake Recipe

Filipinos celebrate every occasion and it doesn’t matter what the occasion is: you can always serve cassava cake as a delicious treat!

Cassava cake contains sugar, eggs, coconut milk, and of course, freshly grated cassava, and a little grated cheese to top it off.

Its creaminess is what makes it a favorite dessert and sets it apart from others you might try, so let’s start making a batch!

How to cook with cassava

Cassava can be boiled, baked, mashed, or fried.

It’s often used as starch or flour in recipes. When boiling cassava, make sure to boil it for at least 30 minutes to soften the root vegetable.

For more flavor, try mashing the cassava with some garlic and salt.

How to bake cassava

If you’re looking for a healthier option, baking is a great way to cook cassava. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the cassava for about 20-25 minutes.

How to fry cassava

You can also fry cassava in oil for a crispy, crunchy dish.

Frying is a popular way to cook cassava, especially in Latin America and Africa.

Simply slice the cassava into thin strips and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Why cook with cassava?

  1. Cassava is a healthy and versatile ingredient
  2. It’s gluten-free and easily digestible
  3. It has a neutral taste that pairs well with many flavors
  4. It’s an affordable option for cooking on a budget

Conclusion

Cassava is a very versatile ingredient, and there are a lot of delicious recipes for it, especially Filipino ones!

There are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking with cassava. With these recipes, you’ll be able to explore all the different ways to cook this delicious root vegetable.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.