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Arepas de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Arepas) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Arepas de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Arepas)

Erica Dinho
5 from 28 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 ripe plantains washed and cut in pieces leave the skin on
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup of masarepa
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 5 tablespoons of melted butter
  • ½ cup of grated mozzarella cheese or queso blanco
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or oil spray to cook the arepas


  • Cook the plantains in a pot with water for about 30 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes, then peel the cooked ripe plantains.
  • Mash the plantains and add the masarepa, milk, melted butter and salt to your taste. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  • Make small balls with the mixture. Shape the dough into thick cakes.
  • Add the butter or oil spray 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. Serve them warm with butter and cheese or as a side dish.
Keyword Arepa
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