This is a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Colombian arepas. They are usually served for breakfast, as a side dish, or even for a quick meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 arepas
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix water, corn meal, mozzarella cheese, butter, and salt together in a large bowl. Knead until mixed well and the dough has a soft consistency. Form balls the size of a medium orange and place them between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Flatten with a rolling pin to your desired thickness.

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  • Cut the dough into circles using a cereal bowl or drinking glass, lip-down, through the plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap and remove excess dough.

  • Coat a griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Add arepas and grill until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

Tips

Cook's Note:

If the dough is too dry, add a little bit more water. If it's too moist, add more corn flour.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 325.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
wonderful recipe...came out very tasty and perfectly done... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2019
I would add more butter because I’ve tasted arepas cooked by a Colombian woman and they tasted buttery, but it’s personal preference Read More
(1)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
wonderful recipe...came out very tasty and perfectly done... Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2019
I would add more butter because I’ve tasted arepas cooked by a Colombian woman and they tasted buttery, but it’s personal preference Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
This recipe is so good and so easy! My daughter first found it as part of a school project, but we have since made it just for our family because it is easy and delicious! I will say that the arepas are much better fresh. They don't keep their taste as well after a few days in the fridge, but that is rarely a problem since we usually devour them all on the first day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2019
These are delicious. We ate ours with salsa and queso fresco and it was amazing. I'd suggest cooking with actual oil rather than cooking spray. It crisps up the edges and adds a nuance to the flavors. (I made half with cooking spray half with olive oil.) Read More