Cuban Cream of Malanga Soup


Cuban Cream of Malanga Soup

Cuban Cream of Malanga Soup

Cuban Cream of Malanga Soup is similar in consistency to a creamy potato soup, but with a much earthier flavor. Try this change-of-pace soup whenever you're craving something new and international!

What You'll Need

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 pounds malanga (yautia), peeled and cut into large chunks (see Note)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees F. In a small baking cup, combine garlic and olive oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until garlic has softened. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine malanga, chicken broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 35 to 40 minutes or until malanga is fork tender.
  3. In a food processor or blender, puree 1 cup at a time of malanga and broth with roasted garlic and oil until smooth.
  4. Add half-and-half; stir until well-combined
  5. Serve with additional olive oil swirled on top, if desired.


  • Can't find malanga in your grocery store? You can substitute with other tropical starches, such as taro or yuca. 
  • If you prefer a creamier consistency, just add a little more half-and-half. You can add in one tablespoon at a time until you've reached your desired consistency. 
  • We like to serve each bowl of this soup with a few slices of Spanish chorizo and a handful of plantain chips.  

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 222
  • Calories from Fat 70
  • Total Fat 7.8g 12 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.2g 11 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.0g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 7.5mg 2 %
  • Sodium 704mg 29 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 38g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 0.7g 0 %

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Really liked this recipe and will be bringing to church potluck soon!


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