Arepa Hawaiana (Hawaiian-Style Arepa)

by Erica Dinho on December 23, 2011

Since I am a stay home mom, I am always thinking of new things to make for easy lunches. Arepas are always a delicious and simple meaI and are great for lunch. I make the arepas ahead of time so I only have to assemble them when it’s time for lunch. This Hawaiian-Style Arepa tasted wonderful and was full of flavor. Buen provecho!

(2 servings)

2 cooked arepas
1 cup diced pineapple
1 cup sliced baked ham
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Place the arepas on a baking sheet and preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Add the mozzarella cheese evenly over each arepa, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Add the ham and pineapple on top of the cheese.
  3. Bake about 7 minutes until cheese is melted.
If you like this page, you can say thanks by sharing it :-)

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Velva December 23, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I would enjoy a quick bite like this Hawaiian style Arepa. Very nice.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.



2 Jeannie December 24, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Hmm..this looks delicious and simple! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year:)


3 Joanne December 24, 2011 at 7:39 AM

I love arepas but have never actually made one at home! The Hawaiian flavor combo is a great one. i love it on pizza and I’m certain I’d love it on an arepa as well!


4 Heather @girlichef December 24, 2011 at 2:13 PM

I know I’d love these since I love Hawaiian-style pizzas. I should definitely try making these for the kiddos. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Erica :)


5 Lyndsey December 24, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I like arepas for a quick lunch too, I’ve packed them in a bento lunch. So creative a Hawaiian arepa! :)


6 Ivy December 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM

It sounds easy and delicious. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year, with health, joy, happiness and success in whatever you are doing.


7 rebecca subbiah December 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM

this is fun kind of like an Hawaiian pizza, hope your christmas was fab


8 Erica January 1, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Thank you guys!


9 Enith Murray January 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I love your recipes, are great, i want to make arepas, but I don’t know what kind of flour I can used, When I lived in Florida I just to find MASA AREPA, but here in Tx I live in a small community and I can’t find any colombian products. Can you help ? Me encantasn las arepas!!! I want to try the hawain version.


10 Erica January 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Enith- Goya has pre-cooked cornmeal and you can find it at your local supermarket.


11 Malice May 31, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Isn’t masarepa cornflour not cornmeal? I know Goya calls their masarepa pre-cooked (whatever they mean by that) cornmeal, but if I recall correctly, they grind it as finely as cornflour.


Leave a Comment

7 + = 8


Previous post:

Next post: