Individual Turkey Pastelóns


  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. preferred vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ medium Del Monte® Onion, diced
  • ½ Del Monte® Red Bell Pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 2 green Del Monte® Plantains, peeled
  • 1½ cups Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz.), shredded
  • 2 large eggs, beaten with 2 tbsp. water


Preheat oven to 375℉. Spray 4 individual baking dishes with cooking spray.

In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add turkey, tomato sauce, olives, and salt and use a spoon to break up turkey. Cover and reduce heat to simmer until turkey is cooked through and mixture is thick, about 10 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until any remaining liquid boils off.

Cut plantains in half crosswise, then thinly slice lengthwise (about ¼” thick). If necessary, trim slices so they will fit inside the baking dishes.

In a large skillet heat remaining ¼ cup oil over medium heat. When hot, add plantain slices in 2 batches and cook until browned on the bottom. Flip and brown second side, then transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.

Place a single layer of plantain slices in each baking dish. Divide half the turkey mixture between the baking dishes, then top with ⅓ of the cheese. Top with another layer of plantain slices, then the remaining turkey mixture and another ⅓ of the cheese. Top with remaining plantains.

Drizzle egg mixture over the plantains, gently shaking each baking dish to get the egg to soak down into the pastelóns. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake until cheese is melted and pastelóns are golden brown, about 25 minutes.


4 pastelóns

Prep Time:

25 minutes

Cook Time:

50 minutes

Calories Per Serving:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 45%
Trans Fat 1g %
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 1040mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 17g
Protein 34g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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