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Plantain Lasagna, a sweet and savory version of lasagna, made with sweet plantains, beef, and cheese. | nashifood.com
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Plantain Lasagna

A sweet and savory version of lasagna, made with sweet plantains, beef, and cheese. I promise you won't miss the pasta.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 659kcal


  • 3 ripe plantains
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 basil leave chopped

Beef Sauce

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic aprox 1 clove finely chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz )
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Cottage Cheese Mixture

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Gather all your ingredients

Beef Sauce

  • Finely dice the onion, carrot and celery stalk.
    1 medium yellow onion, 1 small carrot, 1 celery stalk
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil and add the meat. Brown it for 5 minutes. Transfer the ground meat to a dish and set aside.
    2 teaspoon olive oil, 1 lb ground beef
  • In the same skillet add the remaining olive oil and saute the onion, carrots, and celery stalk until tender.
    2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Next, add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Add back the ground meat to the vegetables and mix everything. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano.
    1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 lb ground beef, 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Reduce to low heat, add the diced tomatoes and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
    1 can diced tomatoes

Cottage Cheese Mixture

  • In a medium size bowl mix the egg, cottage cheese with the Italian seasoning.
    1 cup cottage cheese, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Peel your plantains and slice them into long strips horizontally.
    3 ripe plantains
  • In a big skillet spray some oil and just lightly fry the plantain strips until golden on each side. Repeat until you have finished with all the strips.


  • To assemble, line a loaf pan with some parchment paper to prevent the lasagna from sticking.
  • Start layering: plantain strips, cottage cheese mixture, ground beef mixture, and then mozzarella. Repeat one more time.
    1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Mixed the remaining ground beef with the cheese mixture, and add it onto the top layer of the lasagna. Add remaining mozzarella.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes, garnish with the chopped basil leaves and devour!
    3 basil leave



Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 1347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 4082IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 5mg