If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy arepas, look no further than your air fryer! Trader Joe’s has an amazing frozen arepas product that cooks up in minutes in the air fryer. The best part? You can customize your arepas with your favorite toppings. So fire up your air fryer and give these delicious little snacks a try!

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If you’ve never had an arepa before, they’re a Venezuelan street food made from cornmeal dough. And true Colombian classics which can be filled with all sorts of things, but my favorite is the classic cheese and black bean version. And now, there’s a new way to make them at home: in your air fryer! Trader Joe’s just came out with their own arepas mix, and it’s so easy to make — just add water and oil. Plus, the air fryer makes them nice and crispy without frying them in oil. If you don’t have an air fryer yet, now might be the time to invest!

What Are Arepas?

Arepas are a popular snack in Venezuela and other Latin American countries, and they can be found at food stalls and restaurants throughout the region. These are really popular street food! They are traditionally made by cooking a thick batter of cornmeal, corn, or arepa flour, warm water, salt, and oil into patties that are typically about 3-4 inches in diameter. These patties are then fried until they are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside

They are a perfect accompaniment to any meal, and a great way to cook them is in the air fryer!

Can You Air Fry Frozen Arepas?

Yes, you can air fry frozen arepas! Just follow these simple steps to cook them perfectly. And, once you’ve tried air frying them, you’ll never go back to cooking them on the stovetop again. They’re that good!

Can You Air Fry Trader Joe’s Frozen Corn and Cheese Arepas?

t’s no secret that we love Trader Joe’s frozen corn and cheese arepas. They’re affordable, convenient, and delicious. But can you air fry them? The answer is YES! And they’re just as good as oven-baked arepas. Keep reading to learn how to make them!

Why Air Fry Frozen Arepas

Air-fried frozen arepas are a delicious and quick snack that is perfect for dipping into your favorite dipping sauce. They are lightly crispy on the outside, with a golden brown color, and deliciously soft and pillowy on the inside, making them an ideal treat any time of day. They might just become one of your favorite things from TJ’s!

Whether you enjoy them as a snack or pair them with your favorite lunch or dinner dish, you’re sure to love the delicious and satisfying flavors of air-fried frozen arepas. And of course, the air fryer is the best way to make these frozen items! With a little salt and little oil, you can have a great quick pick for dinner, lunch, or a snack!

So what are you waiting for? Try them today! After all who doesn’t love aq quick arepa? So, the next time you hit the frozen aisle at Trader Joe’s make sure to pick up some!

How To Cook Frozen Trader Joe’s Corn and Cheese Arepas In Air Fryer

How To Cook Frozen Trader Joe's Corn and Cheese Arepas In Air Fryer

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, Trader Joe’s frozen corn and cheese arepas are a great option. But what do you do if you don’t have an oven or stove? No problem! You can cook them in an air fryer.

Here’s how: 

How To Cook Frozen Trader Joe's Corn and Cheese Arepas In Air Fryer

First, remove the arepas from the packaging and place them in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. Remove the cheese, and place it aside.

Next, spray them with oil spray or brush them with olive oil. Then, set the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking time for 8-10 minutes. 

Place the cheese on top of one of the arepas, and then top with other arepas, set back into the air fryer at 300 degrees F, and remove when the cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.

Finally, remove it from the air fryer and enjoy! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Trader Joe's Arepas In Air Fryer

Pro Tips For The Best Air Fried Trader Joe’s Frozen Arepas

Arepas are one of the best foods you can get from Trader Joe’s. Armed with a few pro tips, you’ll be able to make these delicious South American snacks even better.

Arepas are soft corn cakes made from ground yellow corn that is cooked in water and then baked or fried. These tasty treats are popular throughout South America and are typically stuffed with meats, cheeses, or vegetables. They’re also great on their own as a snack or side dish. If you love south-of-the-border cuisine, then you’ll definitely want to check out the amazing selection of frozen arepas from Trader Joe’s! With just a few pro tips for getting the best results, you’ll be able to make these delicious South American snacks even better.

First, when choosing your arepas at the store, pay close attention to the “best by” date listed on the package. These ready-to-cook treats may not stay fresh as long as other frozen foods, so it’s important to choose packages that haven’t been sitting on the shelf for too long.

Second, when you’re ready to cook your arepas, make sure that you preheat your air fryer before adding them. This will ensure that they cook evenly and quickly. If you don’t have an air fryer, though, never fear – these tasty treats can easily be made in the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then place your arepas on the baking sheet in a single layer before cooking.

Finally, in order to get the best results from your air-fried or oven-baked arepas, make sure that you don’t overcook them. They’ll cook quickly – up to just a few minutes per side – and you’ll want to make sure that they’re still soft and fluffy in the middle. If you’re adding fillings to your arepas, you can check for doneness by cutting them open or poking a toothpick into the center.

How To Store Cooked Arepas

Arepas are delicious, versatile South American food that can be enjoyed at room temperature or stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh and flavorful. To store cooked arepas, simply place them in an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to 2 days.

What To Serve with Arepas

Arepas are South American corn cakes that can be served in a variety of ways. They are delicious on their own, but they also make excellent vehicles for savory toppings and fillings.

Some common savory options to serve with arepas include:

  • Sliced avocado and tomato or guacamole
  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Shredded chicken, pork, or beef
  • Refried beans or black beans
  • Jalapeno slices and sour cream
  • Melted cheese on top
  • Sweet Chili sauce

Whether you choose to keep your arepas simple with a dipping sauce of your choice, like guacamole or salsa, or load them up with a variety of toppings and fillings, they are sure to be a crowd-pleasing addition to any meal. So the next time you’re in the mood for something delicious, give these tasty South American treats a try!

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Trader Joe's Arepas In Air Fryer

Trader Joe’s Arepas In Air Fryer

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Description

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy arepas, look no further than your air fryer! Trader Joe's has an amazing frozen arepas product that cooks up in minutes in the air fryer. The best part? You can customize your arepas with your favorite toppings. So fire up your air fryer and give these delicious little snacks a try!

Ingredients 

  • 1 package Frozen Apres, Trader Joe's Brand

Instructions

  • Remove the arepas from the packaging and place them in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. Remove the cheese, and place it aside.
  • Spray them with oil spray or brush them with olive oil. Then, set the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking time for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Place the cheese on top of one of the arepas, and then top with other arepas, set back into the air fryer at 300 degrees F, and remove when the cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
  • Finally, remove it from the air fryer and enjoy! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 0.5kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 0.01mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 0.01mg

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