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Venezuelan-Style Arepas

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12 servings

Arepas are Central American flatbreads made of corn or flour, and they're best when topped with cheese, sour cream and veggies.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix water, butter and salt in large bowl. Gradually stir in cornmeal. Knead in Parmesan until mixture forms smooth ball. Let stand 5 min.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape each into ball. Flatten slightly, rounding edge with a little water if necessary.
  • Heat griddle to medium-high heat. Add dough rounds; cook until lightly browned on both sides, turning once. Transfer to baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 12 to 15 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm topped with remaining ingredients.

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

Enjoy a serving, 1 topped flatbread, of this traditional food on occasion.


For heartier arepas, serve with cooked ground beef or chicken in addition to the other toppings.

Make Ahead

Bake arepas as directed; cool completely. Individually wrap in plastic wrap, then place in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 2 months. When ready to serve, unwrap and microwave just until warmed.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 200
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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