Cream Cheese Arepas Recipe

Cream Cheese Arepas Recipe

How To Make Cream Cheese Arepas

Start your day with this Columbian cornmeal cake that is Cream Cheese Arepas! Rich and delicious, arepas can be served with any of your favorite fillings.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ¾cupmilk,at room temperature
  • ¼cupcream cheese,at room temperature
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspwhite sugar
  • 1cuparepas flour,such as P.A.N.®
  • ½tspvegetable oil,or as needed


  1. Mix milk, cream cheese, and salt in a mixing bowl; whisk together until smooth and foamy.

  2. Add sugar and arepas flour to milk mixture; mix with a spatula for about 1 minute until the dough is soft, thick, and workable.

  3. Divide dough into 4 portions (for the 4 wells in the maker). Form each quarter into a ball and use wet hands to gently shape it into a thick patty about ½-inch thick. If there are little cracks on the outside, the dough may be a little too dry; add more milk.

  4. Heat arepas maker; lightly coat wells of the arepas machine with vegetable oil.

  5. Place patties into wells of the maker, close lid, and let cook through one cooking cycle of machine for about 5 minutes. For a crisper crust, flip arepas, using a wooden spoon or spatula, and repeat cooking cycle for about 5 minutes. Patties will be crusty and browned on both sides and the insides will be cooked all the way through.


  • Calories: 200.47kcal
  • Fat: 7.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.68g
  • Fiber: 0.84g
  • Sugar: 3.91g
  • Protein: 5.53g
  • Cholesterol: 20.52mg
  • Sodium: 216.58mg
  • Calcium: 70.69mg
  • Potassium: 113.89mg
  • Iron: 0.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 74.11µg
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