Maduros Lasagna (Sweet Sausage and Plantain Lasagna)

  • 6 Very Ripe Plantains (50% blackened)
  • 1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage (can use just ground pork)
  • 2 medium Yellow onions, chopped
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 pack Chicken Boullion
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¾ cup Chopped Scallions (green and white parts)
  • Olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 lb Fresh Mozzarella, sliced medium thick (need about 18 slices)


  1. Cook onions on medium in 2 tbsp of butter until just beginning to carmelize.
  2. Add Sausage (or pork) crumbled and break it up as it cooks.  Cook until sausage is slightly browned then remove from heat.
  3. Soften the cream cheese the microwave (or however you want).
  4. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, parmesan, garlic powder, Oregano, Basil, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce.  Combine until smooth, might need to warm it in the microwave to get everything smooth.
  5. In the pan with the sausage and onion, bring it back to medium heat.  Add the remaining butter. Once it melts, sprinkle in the flour and keep stirring.
  6. Once the sausage mixture stiffens, slowly add the cream cheese sauce until it is all added.  It will thicken quickly, remove from heat.
  7. Use some olive oil to grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13 cake pan or casserole dish.
  8. Peel and slice the plantains into long slices (which is a little tricky, do your best!)
  9. Lay down a single layer of slices in the oiled cake pan.
  10. Spoon about 1/2 of the sausage and sauce mixture over this.
  11. Lay 9 slices of mozzarella evenly over the mixture.
  12. Add another layer of plantain, then meat sauce, then cheese.
  13. Bake this in a 375F (190C) degree oven for 45 minutes (uncovered).
  14. Remove from oven and there should be a bubbling layer of oil on top.  Scatter the green onions over this hot oil evenly. You will smell a super oniony smell.  

Allow the Lasagna to cool for about 30 minutes before serving.  It’s better the next when the flavors have fully mingled.

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