Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I only saw recipes for Venezuelan and Ecuadorean Arepas so I thought I'd share this one. It's from my Colombian friend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cornmeal and water in a bowl.
  2. Add cheese and then buttermilk.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet (low).
  4. Roll mixture into a ball and place in pan and flatten into a pancake, about a 4 inches circle.
  5. heat for about 5 minutes, continually checking that it does not burn.
  6. when it is golden brown flip over to other side for about five minutes.
  7. shred additional queso blanco on top and serve.


Most Helpful

great i made it for my 6th grade project, it went great everyone loved it. i needed it because i had to do a project on venzuela thanks

Chef Elizabeth in Appleton, WI February 11, 2009

I hadn't made these in years. I made a double recipe and made some small ones and two large ones. The small ones were given to little ones and a small amount of maple syrup put on them. The large ones were cut in wedges and served with hot spicy meats. I used farmer cheese the closest to queso blanco.Brings back memories and easy on the budget to make. Thanks for posting.

Montana Heart Song July 21, 2007

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