Ghanaian fufu is a mixture of boiled cassava, plantains, and butter. It's often served with hot groundnut soup ladled over top.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 yucca (cassava) roots, peeled and sliced

  • 5 medium yellow plantains, with peels on

  • ½ cup butter, or more as needed


  1. Place cassava and unpeeled plantains into a large pot. Fill with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Cook until cassava is soft, about 30 minutes; drain.

  2. Remove and discard plantain peels from plantains. Mash cassava and plantains with butter, then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Use as much butter as needed to get the mixture moist enough to blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
10g Fat
91g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 50mg 251%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 892mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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