Arepa Chips with Chorizo and Queso Fresco


Few things in life give me more joy than eating arepa with fresh cheese for breakfast, so why not make them as an appetizer? Arepa chips topped with queso fresco and Colombian chorizo are delicious and addictive :). I could not stop eating these little things.




(About 12 to 15 Arepa chips)


  1. Combine the cornmeal, warm water, parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp butter and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  2. Knead with your hands for about 3 minutes moistening your hands with water as you work.
  3. Form 4 balls with the dough. Place each ball between 2 plastic bags and using a flat pot cover, flatten to 1/8 inch.
  4. Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough in small rounds
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Place the arepa chips on a serving platter and top each arepa with queso fresco and 1 chorizo slice. Sprinkle cilantro and serve.
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  1. says

    I love dishes like this. It would’ve been perfect for last night’s supper. We made all kinds of appetizers last night. :) Happy New Year, Erica!

  2. says

    How delicious Erica! Since I adore chorizo…there is a market near me that has a wide selection of south American and central American cheese, so I need to play!

  3. says

    What a delicious appetizer or meal for me, lol!! Looks wonderful :) Have a great New Year Erica, I’m so happy to have found your blog and met you! Un besote!!

  4. says

    I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these either. Sounds great. I bought some chorizo while traveling up north. It was much cheaper up north than here in KY. I can’t wait to use it.

  5. says

    Dear Erica,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your blog. I love learning about cooking with different flavors.
    I will visit again. I hope you will too. Happy and Blessed New Year to you.

  6. says

    nice blog that I discover
    I wish you a happy new year to you and your family
    I am pierre and based in Paris I am a french foodie so come and visit my blog you are welcome

    Cheers from paris

  7. says

    Interestingly enough, fewer things make me happier than eating arepas. Period. These little corn cake sandwiches sound like heaven! You can’t beat a good arepa.

  8. says

    So the Columbian chorizo is more like Spanish than Mexican, yes? I am guessing this form the pictures since it looks more like cured meat instead of the bulk sausage.

    Great looking appetizer!

  9. Stephanie says

    I made these appetizers last weekend for my Colombian niece and her husband and they loved them,. Thank you so much.


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