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Parmesan Popcorn

Parmesan Popcorn

Happy Thursday! We are having a great time in Florida spending time with family which explains my odd posting schedule. This weekend we will be celebrating my grandparent’s 60th anniversary. It’s such a special celebration and we are so glad to be a part of the fun and have lots of little surprises planned for them. My grandparents are two of my most favorite people in the world and are such an inspiration for my own marriage.

I’m keeping the road trip snacks coming today with a savory snack: popcorn! I love popcorn for road trips, especially homemade versions because I can control what goes in it and compared to greasy potato chips, popcorn is a healthier snack to reach for. Although I love Parmesan popcorn for a road snack, it’s also obviously totally perfect for a movie night at home!

This Parmesan version is super simple and doesn’t require many ingredients besides popcorn, butter, and Parmesan cheese! Now, I’m not going to lie to you guys. I made a batch of this the day before we left and planned to pack it in bags for the car, but it’s also very possible that we ended up just eating it straight from the pan! Oops!

Parmesan Popcorn

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Parmesan Popcorn

Yield: 3 quarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • Approx. 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for sprinkling extra if desired)
  • salt to taste (optional)


  1. Spread the popped popcorn on a large cookie sheet or in a large bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Pour the butter mixture over the top of the popcorn. With clean hands, toss the butter mixture with the popcorn until it is well-coated. Sprinkle additional Parmesan and/or salt if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days (popcorn is best eaten within the first two days).

Parmesan Popcorn


6 Responses to “Parmesan Popcorn”

  1. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Homemade popcorn is such and easy snack and oh so delicious. You hit it right on the spot with this parmesan version.

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    Ashley — June 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Love this idea for home-flavored savory popcorn! Not sure if you like kettle corn, but my sweet and healthy treat is kettle corn + 1-2 T of melty raw coconut oil. It is SO delicious!

  3. #
    Gourmet Getaways — June 6, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I can hear the kids, “Parmesan popcorn, yey!!!” So there :). And for that, I thank you for a kiddie snack idea :).

    Gourmet Getaways

  4. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — June 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I love making different flavors of homemade popcorn! Love how simple this is!

  5. #
    Meghan — June 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I need a never-ending bowl of this asap! I love me some cheesy popcorn!

  6. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Be still my parm-loving heart! I could easily polish off the entire batch of this in a few minutes flat. I LOVE popcorn!

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