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These arepas or corn cakes are popular in Colombia and Venezuela. |mycolombianrecipes.com

Arepas de Queso (Cheese Arepas)

Erica Dinho
5 from 74 votes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup pre-cooked white or yellow arepa flour or cornmeal
  • 1 cup warm water
  • cup white or mozzarella cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Pinch salt


  • Combine the cornmeal, warm water, cheese, 1 tbsp butter and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  • Knead with your hands for about 3 minutes moistening your hands with water as you work.
  • Form 4 small balls with the dough. Place each ball between 2 plastic bags and with a flat pot cover flatten to ½ inch.
  • Add the butter to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Place the arepas in the pan, and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until a crust forms or they are golden brown.
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