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Kwacoco is cocoyam (a root vegetable popular in  many developing countries) that is peeled , cleaned  and  pureed ,  then wrapped in banana leaves , steamed and  served  with a numerous stews or soups. 
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword cocoyam, easy recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 401kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 pounds cocoyam Malanga
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 -2 teaspoon salt (I used garlic salt)


  • Peel the coco yams with a sharp knife, peeling away from your body carefully draw the paring knife down the body of the yam, being careful not to remove too much of the yam in during the process.
  • Look for any spoiled spots, such as bruising and discoloration, in the coco yams as you peel. Remove the spots away with the tip of the knife.
  • Cut into large chunks and wash immediately to prevent discoloration and leave them in cool water until ready to use.
  • Pulse the cocoyam in a food processor with water until puree
  • Make a square of Aluminum paper. place plastic wrap on the paper
  • Place the mixture of cocoyam on the foil paper about 1 cup.
  • Then quickly fold aluminum over it, and press sides into a rectangle shape making sure to press inwards so none of the cocoyam runs out.
  • Then fold the sides in to seal twice. Repeat the process and set them aside
  • Line a large pot with foil paper, place the cocoyam bundles in the pot and steam for about an hour.
  • Serve with mbanga soup.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 2775mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 58.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.8mg