Ripe Plantain Casserole


  • 8 medium-sized ripe plantains, sliced
  • 1 package of semi-soft pasteurized white cheese (500 grams), sliced
  • 1 package of grated mozzarella cheese (4 cups)
  • 3 medium potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of guava jam
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cans of Spam meat
  • 2 teaspoons of butter or cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste for eggs


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Cook time: 25 Minutes

The combination of plantain slices, white cheese, ham, potatoes and a touch of guava jam is an adventure you won’t want to miss!

  1. Fry the ripe plantain slices until they are browned, and remove and place them on absorbent paper to drain the excess.
  2. Boil the potatoes until they soften, approximately 20 mins. Do not overcook so that you can cut them into thin slices.
  3. Slice the semi-soft white cheese.
  4. Slice the Spam canned meat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Butter or spray cooking oil on the bottom of a 9 x 12 cooking tray and begin to coat it with banana slices to make 3 layers. Assemble it lasagna style, in layers. The layers should be in this order: bananas, cheese, ham, potatoes, and so on. Place a drop of guava jam between each layer.
  7. The last layer should be plantains sprinkled with grated Mozzarella cheese.
  8. Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper to taste, and pour to cover the whole cake.
  9. Place in the oven until the beaten egg is cooked and the top browned, about 20-30 mins.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand before cutting and serving.

Recipe by Claudia Ahrens-Hernández –