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Mashed plantains recipe - sweet and savory versions

Mashed Plantains—Sweet & Savory

  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: boiled, mashed
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Need an easy way to prepare plantains? Try this simple mashed plantains recipe! There are two versions - sweet and savory - to suit your needs. Paleo, gluten free, and Whole30.



Savory Version

  • 2 large plantains
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (~1 teaspoon)

Sweeter Version


  1. Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water. Slice lengthwise down the peel of each plantain and chop each plantain horizontally into 3 or 4 chunks. No need to peel it now—it's significantly easier to peel after boiling!
  2. Add the plantain chunks to the pot and bring the water to boiling. Boil for 7 to 10 minutes, until the plantains can easily be pierced with a fork.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the plantain. Pull the peels off and discard. Put the plantain in a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and mash with a potato masher. Add more liquid (ghee or coconut milk) to get to your desired consistency. Easy. As. Pie.

Keywords: Mashed Plantains