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Yuca Tomato Basil Frittata

Brunch? Yes please.  Call all your friends up because you’re going to be dying to try out this Yuca Tomato Basil Frittata recipe after reading this.  We love whipping this up on a relaxing weekend and enjoying with friends and family.  

IMG_5236Nutritious and delicious? It can be done.  There are so many nutrient dense foods in this recipe.  Yuca is a great source of fiber and vitamin C while eggs are high in protein, healthy fats, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and copper.  Last, but not least, tomatoes are loaded with many vitamins and minerals.  They are rich in a phytonutrient called lycopene that gives it the gorgeous color.  Lycopene works as an antioxidant to protect against free radical damage.  It has also been linked to lower risk for cancer, heart disease, and eye health. They are also high in vitamin C and vitamin A.  How about that for a start to your weekend?

IMG_5174IMG_5175Get that oven going by preheating it to 400F.  In a separate bowl, mix eggs and yuca cubes together and set aside.  In a skillet, heat up olive oil under medium-high heat.  Add in garlic and onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.  Add the egg mixture into the skillet and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until the bottom starts to set.  Turn off the stove and arrange tomato slices and basil leave on top of the egg mixture.  Top off with some crumbled cheddar cheese.  Transfer the skillet into the heated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the top is crisp.  Slice it into 6 pieces and enjoy!


IMG_5188You can make this for a fun family brunch or make it for yourself to have a healthy breakfast for the week.  It also works great for a breakfast for dinner meal – which is my personal favorite.  Toss in some other herbs to kick it up with some flavor. How does this sound to you? Let us know in the comments below!



Yuca-Tomato Basil Frittata
Total Time
45 mins
Servings: 6
  • 8 medium eggs
  • 1 cup of yuca, boiled and cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 of your favorite tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/4″ slices
  • 10-15 leaves of fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a bowl, mix eggs and yuca cubes together. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet, heat up olive oil under medium-high heat.
  4. Add in garlic & onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add in egg mixture to the skillet. Cook for 5-8 minutes (or until the bottom starts to set.)
  6. Turn off stove, and arrange tomato slices and basil leaves on top of the egg mixture.
  7. Top with crumbled cheddar cheese.
  8. Transfer skillet to heated oven, and bake on 400F for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is crisp.
  9. Slice it into 6 pieces, and enjoy.

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12 Comments on Yuca Tomato Basil Frittata

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    February 20, 2014 at 1:23 am (7 years ago)

    I just enjoy your blog.

    • Wendy
      March 17, 2014 at 10:17 am (7 years ago)


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    April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am (7 years ago)

    I made this dish on Monday night and it was FABULOUS! I shared the Frittata with my co workers and they loved it! I will be looking more at your website now to get more ideas on healthy menu items.

    Thank you so much!


    • Wendy
      May 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm (7 years ago)

      So happy to hear you whipped it up!! Isn’t it everything? So yummy.

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    August 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Is it possible to make this one day and save it for other days? How long does it last in the fridge?

    • Wendy
      September 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm (7 years ago)

      Yes! You can store for 4-5 days.

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    January 17, 2015 at 3:19 am (6 years ago)

    I don’t have a skillet. would the recipe still come out the same ?

    • Wendy
      January 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm (6 years ago)

      yes! just make sure your pot/pan is oven-proof

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    elizabeth beeler
    October 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I dont know what yucca is is there anything I can use instead?

    • Wendy
      October 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm (5 years ago)

      potatoes or any root vegetables!

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    August 14, 2016 at 8:33 pm (5 years ago)

    What is this sorcery? You mean i can enjoy delicious yucca without the fried cheese, fried eggs, and salami? Um thanks!!! Cannot wait to make this!

    • Wendy
      August 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

      hahahahhaa! you CAN!


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