Pupusa for Children

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Jul. 24, 2012

Pupusas are a delicious, inexpensive, easy meal to prepare that adults and kids love! What do you like to add into your papusa?


Masa harina/Corn flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Mexican cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , shredded (use a blend of cheeses if you like)
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon



1. Combine the masa, water and salt in a bowl and stir to combine into a dough.

2. Divide the mixture into 6 balls and flatten each one into a 3 inch disk.

3. Place 1 tbsp of shredded cheese in the center of the disk and carefully fold in the edges to enclose the cheese.

4. Flatten the disk, covering the cheese and form into 1/4 inch thick disks (about 5-6 inches across).


5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saute pan. Add 2-3 pupusas at a time and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side for a total of 8-10 minutes.


6. Serve warm with guacamole or sour cream or salsa or vinegary coleslaw


*Make sure to buy masa harina (sold at most groceries) which is different from cornmeal

To Freeze: After step 4, place on sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes or until frozen then transfer to a ziploc bag label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours and follow steps 5-6.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 224Calories from Fat 112

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 572 mg23.83%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet