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Green Plantains and Ground Turkey Meat Pie, Gemma’s way

Green Plantains and Ground Turkey Meat Pie, Gemma's way, a one dish meal, prepared with mashed green plantains and spicy tomato ground turkey and baked.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 6
Calories 606 kcal


For Plantains

  • 3 - 4 regular size plantains peeled and cut 1 inch thick
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup water or enough water to cover plantains
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese plus more for topping

For Ground Turkey

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce optional


  • Peel plantains and cut in about 1 inch slices. Add plantains slices, scallions, garlic and hot pepper if using to a heavy bottom pan or pot, and fill with water until the pieces are fully covered.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a large skillet on medium high heat, add olive oil and ground turkey. Break chunks of meat and stirring occasionally cook turkey until all the juice has been released and completely gone - about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, allspice, black pepper, and sea salt and let cook for about 2 minutes. Add ketchup, lime juice, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Set aside.
  • Once plantains pieces are fully cooked, with a potato masher, mash all pieces. (do not remove scallions or garlic). Add coconut oil, cream and cheese to plantain mixture and mix well.
  • In a prepared baking dish, layer ground turkey meat first and cover with plantains mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and dot with butter.
  • Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes. Remove and let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
    Green Plantains and Ground Turkey Meat Pie


Dish can be very hot. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Best served with salad.


Serving: 6gramsCalories: 606kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 25gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 491mgFiber: 5gSugar: 33g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword one pot meal, plantains, turkey, turkey recipes
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