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Cheese Arepas

Cheese arepas are seriously one of the most comforting foods ever! They’re slightly crunchy corn patties that are oozing with delicious mozzarella cheese!

cheese arepas

Arepas are delicious corn patties that can be opened and stuffed with pretty much anything you desire.

In this case the cheese is mixed right into the arepa dough.

This actually makes things so much easier because we won’t have to slice them open after cooking since the cheese is already mixed in.

If you read my blog regularly you already know that I love all things that have to do with arepas, pupusas and gorditas!

The three are pretty similar but yet different. Read about them here.

Cheese Arepas Recipe Steps

Start my measuring 2 cups of precooked corn meal. I use the brand P.AN.

Pour the cornmeal into a bowl.

precooked corn meal

Pour 2 1/2 cups of water into a separate bowl. Add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of sugar to the water. Stir well.

water in a bowl

Slowly pour the cornmeal into the water while mixing with your hand.

mixing precooked cornmeal and water

Mix well.

arepa dough

Then add 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. Continue mixing with your hand until the cheese is well incorporated into the dough.

arepa dough with cheese

Let the dough rest for a few minutes.

Then divide into 10 equal sized balls. You can make them bigger therefore making less dough balls. It all depends on how big you want your arepas.

cheese arepa dough balls

Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add just enough oil to coat the skillet.

While waiting for the skillet to get hot flatten one of the arepa balls with your palms.

Then place in the skillet. If your skillet is big enough add another one.

Cook for about 4 minutes.

cheese arepas in skillet

Then flip and cook for another 4 min.

cooking cheese arepas on a skillet

Transfer the cooked cheese arepas to a paper towel lined plate. Then repeat the above steps with the remaining arepa balls.

cheese arepas on a plate

Cheese Arepas Recipe

Cheese arepas are incredibly easy to make. I really like to eat mine with salsa macha. It’s so good. You have to try it!

cheese arepa with salsa macha

For an all Colombian meal try them with huevos pericos.

cheese arepas on a plate
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Cheese Arepas

Cheese arepas are a comforting and delicious snack that’s perfect any time of the day.

Course Snack
Cuisine latin american
Keyword arepas, cheese arepas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 390 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups precooked cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Pour 2 cups of precooked cornmeal into a bowl.

  2. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water into a separate bowl. Add the salt and sugar to the water. Stir.

  3. Slowly pour the cornmeal into the water while mixing with your hand.

  4. Mix well until all the cornmeal is wet.

  5. Then add the 2 cups of shredded cheese to the cornmeal. Continue mixing until cheese is well incorporated into the dough.

  6. Let the dough rest for a few minutes.

  7. Divide the dough into 10 even sized dough balls.

  8. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add just enough vegetable oil to coat the skillet.

  9. Once the skillet is hot flatten one of the arepa balls with your palms

  10. Place the arepa in the skillet. Add another one if your skillet is big enough.

  11. Cook for 4 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 4 minutes.

  12. Transfer the cooked arepas to a paper towel lined plate.

  13. Repeat the above steps with the remaining dough balls.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Arepas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 754mg33%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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