Baked Plantain with Cheese


A popular South American way to serve plantain. Simple and delicious. Optional: Serve with aji criollo.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 servings


  • 2 plantains, ends cut off and peels removed

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/3-inch slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place plantains on the prepared baking sheet; brush plantains with butter.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn plantains and bake on other side until golden brown, about 15 more minutes.

  4. Remove plantains from oven and make a horizontal slit down the middle of each; stuff with mozzarella cheese slices.

  5. Bake until cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
15g Fat
59g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 451mg 35%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 943mg 20%

* 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.