Turkey Stuffed Sweet Plantain Lasagna Recipe

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Layla Wells Modified: March 25, 2022
Turkey Stuffed Sweet Plantain Lasagna Recipe

How To Make Turkey Stuffed Sweet Plantain Lasagna

Strips of sweet plantain, yummy picadillo, and melted cheese make up this Puerto Rican-inspired sweet plantain lasagna recipe!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



For Turkey Picadillo:

  • lb93% lean ground turkey
  • ½cuponion,finely chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tomato,chopped
  • ½cupgreen bell pepper,finely chopped
  • 2tbspcilantro
  • 4oztomato sauce,½ can
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • tspground cumin
  • ¼tsporegano
  • 2bayleaves
  • 2tbspalcaparrado,capers or green olives would work too

For Pastelon:

  • cooking spray,I used my mister
  • 4plantains,ripe, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1largeegg,beaten
  • 3largeegg whites,beaten
  • 2tbspfat free milk
  • cupsMexican blend cheese,reduced fat, shredded


  1. In a large sauté pan, brown the ground turkey on medium heat and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces.

  3. Add the chopped onions, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro and continue cooking on a low heat.

  4. Add alcaparrado and about 2 tbsp of the brine, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, and more salt if needed.

  5. Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water and mix well.

  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered about 15 minutes.

  7. Preheat to oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Lightly spray a 9 by 9 baking dish with oil.

  9. Heat a large non-stick sauté pan over medium heat.

  10. When hot spray with oil to lightly coat the bottom.

  11. Cook plantains for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden; set aside.

  12. Assemble by layering the plantains, then the cooked turkey picadillo, then about 1/4 cup of cheese and repeat.

  13. You want to finish with a layer of plantains.

  14. Beat the egg and egg whites with 2 tbsp of milk and pour over the pastelón to help bind everything, letting it sit for a minute or two to soak in.

  15. Top off with the remaining cheese.

  16. Cover tight with foil and bake in the oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until completely heated through.

  17. Cut into 9 equal pieces and serve.


  • Calories: 313.38kcal
  • Fat: 14.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.08g
  • Fiber: 2.76g
  • Sugar: 13.84g
  • Protein: 19.90g
  • Cholesterol: 85.09mg
  • Sodium: 535.17mg
  • Calcium: 165.50mg
  • Potassium: 697.18mg
  • Iron: 2.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.20mg
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