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Plantain and Chorizo Quesadillas (Paleo)

Plantain and Chorizo Quesadillas (Paleo) are a type of quesadilla that features plantains and chorizo and is made with Paleo-friendly ingredients. The plantains are typically sliced and cooked before being layered with chorizo and cheese on a tortilla and folded in half. Plantain and Chorizo Quesadillas (Paleo) can be served with a variety of toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, or salsa. This recipe is a great option for a quick and easy meal or snack and can be customized with different types of cheese and toppings.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Paleo dieters, lovers of Latin cuisine, and those looking for a unique, grain-free meal.
  • Estimated Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: High in protein, moderate in carbs, packed with vitamins and minerals.

About This Recipe

Instead of traditional tortillas, this recipe utilizes plantains to create a grain-free option. Coupled with spicy chorizo, this dish is a feast of flavors that doesn’t compromise your Paleo lifestyle.

Equipment Required

  • Non-stick skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork or potato masher
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Baking sheet


  • 2 large plantains, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Prep Plantains: Peel and slice the plantains. Boil until soft.
  2. Mash Plantains: Drain and mash the plantains in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Cook Chorizo: In a skillet, cook the chorizo until browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Sauté Veggies: In the same skillet, add coconut oil and cook the onion and bell pepper.
  5. Combine: Add the chorizo back into the skillet with the veggies. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Assemble Quesadillas: Spread a layer of mashed plantains on a baking sheet, add the chorizo mix, then another layer of plantains.
  7. Bake: Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes or until the plantains are golden.
  8. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Cut into squares and serve hot.

Side Dishes

  • Fresh avocado slices
  • Paleo-friendly salsa
  • Steamed green beans
  • Mixed salad with lime vinaigrette

Storage Options

  • Fridge: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Freeze individual portions for up to 1 month. Reheat in the oven.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Plantains: Green bananas can be used.
  • Chorizo: Ground beef or pork with Paleo-friendly spices can be substituted.
  • Coconut Oil: Avocado oil or ghee can be used.

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Plantain and Chorizo Tacos: Use lettuce wraps and the same chorizo mix.
  • Plantain and Chorizo Casserole: Layer the ingredients in a baking dish and bake.
  • Plantain and Chorizo Salad: Toss the chorizo mixture with greens for a hearty salad.

If you are interested in reading more about Paleo Quesadilla Ideas, please take a look at these related articles: Egg White and Spinach Quesadillas or Yuca and Lamb Quesadillas


Plantain and Chorizo Quesadillas are a unique take on a traditional dish, making it both exciting and Paleo-compliant. This mouth-watering meal offers a symphony of flavors and textures, proving that you can uphold your diet without sacrificing taste.