Sopa de Arepa (Corn Cake Soup)

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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 arepaComida Colombiana



(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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  1. says

    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!

  2. Mistli says

    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!!!

  3. Avi says

    I made this for lunch since we had a bunch or leftover home made arepas that our Colombian friends brought. It turned out AMAZING!!! Definitely making this again. How would you add pork or chicken? Would you just marinate it in hogao and then pull it apart? Thanks!

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