Cheesy Arepas

Egg-free
Nut-free
Soy-free
Wheat-Free / Gluten-Free
Heart-Healthy
Low-Calorie
Low-Carbohydrate
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Fat
Low-Sodium
Low-Sugar
Vegetarian / Meatless
Weight Management
Dish type
Appetizer
Serves
18
Ready in
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups instant yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes
  1. Place corn and hot water in blender; blend until smooth. Pour into large bowl.
  2. Add cornmeal, sour cream, sugar and cheese; mix well to form dough. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the dough (about 18 pieces) onto a wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten it into a circle about 1/2-inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Gently press around sides to eliminate cracks.
  4. Melt butter in medium skillet over low heat. Add dough circles (in batches, if necessary) and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden and toasted on the outside but soft in the middle. Let cool to room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 87, Calories Fat 16, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 15mg, Carbohydrate 16g, Protein 2g
Serving Size1
Calories87
Calories Fat16
Calories (fat) extra19
Total Fat2g
Total Fat (extra)3
Saturated Fat1g
Saturated Fat (extra)5
Cholesterol4mg
Cholesterol (extra)2
Sodium15mg
Sodium (extra)1
Potassium74mg
Carbohydrate16g
Carbohydrate (extra)6
Fiber1g
Fiber (extra)7
Sugars1g
Protein2g
Vitamin A119IU
Vitamin A (extra)2
Vitamin C1mg
Vitamin C (extra)2
Iron0mg
Iron (extra)3