Sopa de Arepa (Corn Cake Soup)

by Erica Dinho on October 28, 2009

Recetas Colombianas

/>Sopa de arepa is another traditional Colombian soup and one of my favorites. For this recipe you have to use corn arepas, you cannot use arepas made with masarepa or precooked corn meal. Trust me, I tried, and the soup was not as it should be. You can find these corn arepas in Latin supermarkets or online. This soup is simple and easy to make. Enjoy!

Sopa de arepa

Comida Colombiana

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(4 servings)

  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup hogao
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 arepas, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Colombian Food


  1. In a medium pot place the chicken stock, potatoes, cumin and hogao. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender. About 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add the arepa pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes more. Add the fresh cilantro and serve.
  3. Recetas de Comida Colombiana
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claudia Medeiros October 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I think my next trip must be to Colombia ! ;) Thanks for sharing this wonderful culinary , Erica !


2 Ben October 28, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I am saving some of your Colombian recipes for Joan’s event in January. I am so excited that one of the stops will be Colombia and your blog will be a great reference. Delicious soup!


3 Judita October 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

This looks amazing!


4 Erica October 28, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Thank you guys for taking the time to leave a comment :)


5 Mistli October 28, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Thank you so much Erica for sharing your delicious recipes!! This soup looks so good, but I have a question, the arepas, do you find them in the bakery section, or do they come packaged?? We do have a couple latin markets in the area but they carry mostly Mexican products & so I was just wondering where I should look for the arepas. Thank you!!!


6 Erica October 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Hi Mistli,
You have to ask, because every market is different.


7 Jhonny Walker October 28, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Erica…another great soup!! how easy you make these!


8 Soma October 28, 2009 at 10:35 PM

That is one beautiful color!!


9 Sarah Naveen October 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Yummy looking soup…I m sure it would make a perfect meal for this winter


10 Oysterculture October 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM

another amazing soup recipe. This looks warm and hearty, perfect for this time of year.


11 danielle October 30, 2009 at 11:05 PM

the soup looks great. I love the earth flavor of cumin


12 Erica October 31, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Thank you all for visiting!


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