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Easy Arepas Recipe

Learn how to make arepas with just a few simple ingredients. This arepas recipe is gluten free and you can literally eat them with anything you like!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Colombian
Keyword: Easy Arepas Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 cups pan corn flour
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Slowly mix the corn flour into water until smooth, adding salt and oil.
  • Knead until smooth dough is formed and let rest for 5 min.
  • Divide into about 8 portions.
  • Use oil or water on hands to keep dough from sticking to hand.
  • Shape into balls and flatten with palms of hands to form large patty shape.
  • Place on griddle or skillet with a little butter or oil. Cook over med heat for about 5 min each side.
  • If needed and optional place on oven rack in 300 degree oven for 5 min to finish cooking.
  • When finished, cut in half lengthwise and stuff with anything you want - beef, chicken, cheese, or deli meat.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg