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Parmesan Popcorn

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Hallelujah! After months of waiting while the networks drug their feet, trying to decide who would host this next season, Project Runway FINALLY debuted last night!! And after a 12-hour day at work, I was more than ready to kick up my feet and settle in for some fashion fun. :)

So to celebrate, whipped up a batch of my favorite popcorn. Believe it or not, up until a year ago, I’d never made popcorn on the stove – tragic!! Thankfully, a good friend showed me what I was missing, and I’ve gladly kicked the “bag” habit (and all of its preservatives) for more healthy kernel-popping fun! This is so easy, super quick, and I just love experimenting with all sorts of different flavors! Other favorites include cinnamon+sugar, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne+chili powder, or…classic buttah. :)

So cheers to a classic comfort-snack…and the return of the runway classic, “Make It Work!”


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Parmesan Popcorn

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  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 8 cups 1x


This Parmesan Popcorn recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and so irresistibly delicious!


  • 34 tablespoons coconut oil, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan (any high heat oil will do — coconut oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 teaspoons salt, to taste


  1. Add oil to a large thick-bottomed stockpot over medium-high heat. Place 3-4 individual kernels in the pan and cover.  Once they pop, uncover the pan and add in the rest of the kernels so that they form a single layer on the bottom of the pan.  Cover, and give the pot a shake so that they all get coated with the oil.
  2. Once the popcorn kernels start popping furiously, give the pot a good shake every 15 seconds or so to help the un-popped kernels fall to the bottom, which prevents burning. Once the popping dies down, immediately pour the popcorn it into a large mixing bowl (one that has a lid, like tupperware), and sprinkle with the Parmesan and salt. Cover, and give it a good shake to combine.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


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5 comments on “Parmesan Popcorn”

  1. Hi, thanks for the great recipe. When does one add the 1/4 cup parmesan? That’s the part I was waiting for as we’re PARMESAN LOVAS mmmmmmm..

  2. It’s been over a year since the last commenter asked, so I will repeat…”When do you add the parmesan?” This is just a recipe for stove top popcorn.

  3. it says toss with parm until even despirsed…its in there. great recipe