Arepas – Cornmeal Patties (MyPlate Certified) | GOYA

Main Dishes


An Everyday South American Delight

Arepas, or cornmeal patties, are an easy and scrumptious complement to any meal. Found on the tables of Colombia and Venezuela, many families make Arepas as a fun and flavorful substitute for the common dinner roll.

Place a crispy Arepa or two on the side of any main course for a tasty addition to any meal, any time of day. Arepas are a favorite filler for families throughout South America.

(Serving Size: About 2 arepas 150 Calories 3g Fat (2g Saturated, 0g Trans); 10mg Cholesterol; 24g Carbohydrate; 0g Sugar; 4g Protein; 0g Fiber; 25mg Sodium)

Makes About 8 Servings

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 30 min.


1-1/2 cups GOYA® Masarepa (pre-cooked white or yellow corn flour)

1-1/2 cups water

2 oz. low fat, low-sodium mozzarella cheese, grated

2 tbsp. fat-free milk

⅛ tsp. salt

2 tsp. unsalted butter


1. In medium mixing bowl, combine masarepa, water, cheese, milk and salt, mixing thoroughly. Let mixture stand five minutes.
2. Using wet hands, knead dough until smooth. Divide dough into 18 portions; with wet hands, roll dough into small balls.
3. Heat butter in large griddle, or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place balls of dough on hot surface about 3½" apart. Using palm of hand, flatten balls to form disks 3" diameter x ¼" thick. Cook, flipping once, until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 7 minutes per batch. Serve warm..