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Yuca Quiche (Quiche Trio Mineiro)

Yuca quiche with a store-bought pie crust filled with mashed yuca, Italian sausage, and collard greens. It can be served with your favorite leaf salad.
Keywords:quiche, yuca
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 9 in pie dough thawed, about 22 cm
  • 7 oz yuca or cassava (peeled, boiled, and mashed) **, 200 g
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3.5 oz Calabrese sausage ground or chopped (or any other sweet Italian Sausage), 100 g
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 medium white onion small diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup kale or collard greens thinly choped
  • 1/4 cup corn cooked
  • 2 tablespoons green olives sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup provolone cheese shredded
  • ** The Yuca or Cassava is available in supermarkets (fresh) and also at Latin markets (both fresh and frozen), or can be replaced by potatoes if not available.


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF ( 180º C).
  • Peel, boil, remove the stem, and mash the yuca or cassava while still hot. Mix in the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir well until obtaining an homogeneous mixture. Reserve.
  • In a large stir-fry pan, heat the pan over medium-high heat, add the oil, and sauté the onion. Then, sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds and the sausage for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kale/collard greens and sauté for approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat, add the corn, the olives, and the green onions. Stir and reserve.
  • Beat the eggs with the milk for about 1 minute at medium speed. Add both the mozzarela and provolone cheeses, and the mashed yuca/cassava cheese. Stir until obtaining a homogeneous mixture. Reserve.
  • Place the Calabrese (Italian) sausage mixture into the pie pan and pour the mashed cassava/eggs/cheese mixture on top. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until firm. Serve warm, accompainied by a fresh salad. Enjoy!
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