I love maduros. In fact, I would say that I am quite obsessed with them, which is why I always try to include them at Thanksgiving and Christmas. But recently, I've started to consider what else I can do with plátanos. In my quest for the perfect holiday dish, I've found eight plantain recipes that are perfect for your holiday table. Trust me, you won't be able to resist!

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Puerto Rican mofongo stuffing 1

What's better than Puerto Rican mofongo? Turning those delicious flavors into a turkey stuffing the whole family can enjoy!

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Chifles 2


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Sweet potato fries or chips might be good to munch on, but this plantain version is even better.

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Sweet plantain and ground meat dominican casserole 3

Also known as a pastelón, this casserole-style dish from the Caribbean is a perfect complement to any holiday table.

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Creamy Plantain soup 4

Sweet potato soup doesn't stand a chance against this creamy plantain one. Trust us on this one.

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Roasted sweet plantains 5

Roasted sweet potatoes are a classic dish, but an even better one is this roasted plátano dish.

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Sweet plantain cheese balls 6

Sweet plantain cheese balls

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We always need some sort of bread or snack at the dinner table, and these plantain cheese balls are better than ANY version.

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Ripe plantain pure 7

Ripe plantain pure

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Mashed sweet potatoes? No, thanks! This version made with ripe sweet plantains is a more delicious addition to your table.

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Sweet plantain pie 8

Sweet plantain pie

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Sweet potato pie? Sure, it's good, but sweet plantain pie is an interesting take on a holiday classic.

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