Zesty Wisconsin Parmesan Popcorn

Zesty Wisconsin Parmesan Popcorn

Like cheese popcorn but want a lower-cal version than the store-bought cheese popcorn? Try this popcorn, made with real cheese.

Per serving: 63 calories, 3 g fat and 240 mg sodium.

Saves: 97 calories, 10.4 g fat and 297 mg sodium.

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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Extra Time: 5 mins
(for pre-popping the popcorn and melting the butter)

Yield: 8 x 1 cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

The ingredients in store-bought cheese popcorn generally include cheddar cheese powder, artificial flavorings, salt and oil-popped popcorn rendering it quite a fatty, salty snack.

This zesty Wisconsin Parmesan Popcorn made-over recipe shaves off fat, calories and salt by replacing oil-popped popcorn with air-popped, and reducing the amount of added salt. Plus by using real cheese, instead of cheese powder, the flavor is enhanced.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 8 cup air-popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup kernels)
  • 3 Tbsp buttery spread, melted (such as Smart Balance)
  • 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Wisconsin Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 cup oil-popped popcorn
  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black or white pepper, or to taste

Directions:

Place popped popcorn in large bowl. Drizzle melted butter over it and toss lightly. Quickly stir in cheese and seasonings. Toss to mix.

Tips:

Remove unpopped popcorn kernels, particularly if serving small children.

Thanks to Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board - www.eatwisconsincheese.com

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 63 cals
Kilojoules 265 kJ
Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Carbohydrates 7.8 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Total Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 1.8 g
Calcium 33.0 mg
CALORIES 160 cals
Kilojoules 670 kJ
Fat 13.4 g
Saturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 537 mg
Carbohydrates 6.7 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Total Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 2.4 g
Calcium 64.0 mg
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