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Parmesan Cheese Popcorn

Popcorn with grated parmesan cheese for a quick snack.



  1. Pop popcorn (usually 1/2 cup unpopped will yield approximately 20 cups of popped corn).
  2. Melt butter either in microwave or on stovetop.
  3. Drizzle approximately 1/3 of the melted butter over popped corn.
  4. Sprinkle approximately 1/3 of the parmesan cheese over popped corn.
  5. Sprinkle approximately 1/3 of the salt over popped corn.
  6. Stir corn to distribute butter, cheese and salt.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 until all ingredients are added and distributed. Enjoy!
  8. Note: one serving equals approximately 5 cups popped corn.
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Carbs are way too high
23 Nov 14 by member: oliveb47
What I love about this recipe is that you can sub out the butter, spray with Omega 3 canola (Smart Balance) cut back on the parmesan and you have a great, low calorie, high fiber snack that offers more volume. Great idea, thanks.
07 Jan 11 by member: MikiMidwest
30 Aug 10 by member: KimJax1973
17 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
I cook the popcorn in a tiny bit of canola oil and then sprinkle the parm while it is still warm - no butter or salt. This gets me through those salty/crunch cravings.
10 Jan 10 by member: LDates
too many carbs in popcorn:(
27 Jan 09 by member: faty2bi4
I doubled up on the parmesan and sprinkled mild chili pepper.
15 Aug 08 by member: MarcMan
Oh, that sounds yummy! Any idea on how many points it is?
13 Aug 08 by member: KimberleyAnn
Been eating popcorn this way since I was a little dude. Eat in moderation, reduce butter if you want! Will reduce points that way.
13 Aug 08 by member: moleman2000


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Nutrition summary:

There are 240 calories in 1 serving of Parmesan Cheese Popcorn.
Calorie break-down: 40% fat, 50% carbs, 9% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
Calories 240
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 11.03g 17%
  Saturated Fat 6.131g 31%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.113g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.888g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 682mg 28%
Potassium 126mg  
Total Carbohydrate 31.27g 10%
  Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
  Sugars 0.03g  
Protein 5.85g  
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 14% Iron 25%
of RDI*
(240 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (51%)
Fat (40%)
Protein (9%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories