Plantain shrimp mac-n-cheese dinner recipe

by purelytwins

Gluten and grain-free mac-n-cheese recipe to enjoy for a quick dinner using plantains and coconut milk.


Well, it looks like Madison is down to one a nap a day!!!

It feels like our schedule is changing all the time over here. We are trying to find a routine. It’s a work in progress. Tonight actually is a big night for Lori and Gary…day care orientation for the new parents!! Then tomorrow Madison gets to meet her teachers. Excuse us while we wipe the tears from our faces…she is growing up too fast.

Now we have to be very organized so we are productive with our time. We changed our periscope time to be in the afternoons when she is napping.  Are you on periscope yet?? If yes make sure you find us and join us everyday for fun live trainings – @purelytwins.

Do you find putting together dinners a challenge?

Do you struggle with creating quick and healthy meals? What to make? What do I feel like? What is easy and tasty? 

Today’s recipe will hopefully answer all your concerns around dinner time!

Gluten-free, grain-free mac-n-cheese plantain recipe

Share this easy dinner recipe with your cheese loving friends.

Now, if you’ve been following us for awhile you know that we don’t eat much dairy.

Actually, we tend to go through periods when we enjoy it then don’t care for it.

When we do enjoy some dairy (mostly in the form of goat cheese) we make sure the recipe is worth it and it’s good quality dairy. Makes it that much more special, right?

Quick dinner recipe that is gluten and grain free. Shrimp mac-n-cheese made with coconut milk, goat cheese and plantains. |

Quick dinner mac-n-cheese recipe made from coconut milk and plantains

We wanted to make this more of a one pot dish so we threw in some shrimp from Sizzlefish and baked it!  Brilliant!

Sizzlefish’s frozen shrimp cooked up perfectly after we defrosted it. Firm, crisp texture when you first bite into the shrimp. So good.

Flavorful. Simple. Delicious. Pretty on the eyes.

Gluten free grain free shrimp mac and cheese.  One pot dinner. |

We find this dish to be the perfect balance of flavor and not too much cheese. We don’t like our meals covered in lots of cheese. We like to taste all the ingredients.

It might look complicated but we promise you it is super easy to whip together.


Plantain shrimp mac-n-cheese dinner recipe (gluten and grain free)

Quick baked coconut milk shrimp mac-n-cheese recipe made with plantains. Gluten and grain free dinner recipe.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 large plantain (peeled,cubed, steamed)
  • about 1/3 cup shredded goat or sheep cheese (or any cheese of choice, preferably grass-fed or organic, could use vegan based cheese)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1012 shrimp


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Chop into cubes and place in steamer. Steam for about 25 – 30 minutes. *You can do this ahead of time
  4. In a large bowl pour coconut milk and spices. Stir.
  5. Add in cheese and plantain cubes.
  6. Stir.
  7. Add in the shrimp and stir together.
  8. Pour into 6 in baking dish. Or 2-3 ramekins for individual servings.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and top with more cheese if desired.


  • Serving Size: serves 2-3

We hope you love our fun twist on the classic mac-n-cheese with using plantains.

Thank you Sizzlefish for the shrimp. We were sent the fish to do a review but were not paid to do it.

We hope you enjoy this recipe! Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!

What’s better dairy-free cheese or dairy from grass-fed cows?

Are you a fan of mac-n-cheese? 


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Aubrey September 2, 2015 - 11:52 am

That is so creative!

purelytwins September 2, 2015 - 1:17 pm

thank you Aubrey!! we really enjoyed creating it 🙂

Kariane September 2, 2015 - 4:06 pm

This sounds great! I bet my boys would love it. You’ve definitely inspired me to do more experimenting with plantains. 🙂

purelytwins September 2, 2015 - 9:12 pm

awesome Kariane!

Stacie September 2, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Plantains are a new favorite food of mine and this recipes looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and inspiring 🙂

purelytwins September 2, 2015 - 9:54 pm

You will love this recipe.

Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy September 4, 2015 - 12:29 am

Plantains +mac & cheese = heaven in my mouth! Oh boy I have to try this stat!

purelytwins September 4, 2015 - 11:52 am

Heaven indeed 😉 Enjoy the recipe

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