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Venezuelan-Style Arepas
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Venezuelan-Style Arepas

35 Minutes
20 Min Prep
35 Min Cook
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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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2-1/2 cups lukewarm water
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. salt
2 cups white cornmeal (arepa flour)
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Mix water, butter and salt in large bowl. Gradually stir in cornmeal. Knead in Parmesan until mixture forms smooth ball. Let stand 5 min.
3
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape each into ball. Flatten slightly, rounding edge with a little water if necessary.
4
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.
5
Bake 12 to 15 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm topped with remaining ingredients.
Kitchen Tips
Size Wise
Enjoy a serving, 1 topped flatbread, of this traditional food on occasion.
Substitute
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.
Nutrition
Calories
200
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
12%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 370mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
8%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 6g
12%
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
10%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings
* 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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