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.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Extra Time: 5 mins
(for pre-popping the popcorn and melting the butter)
Yield: 8 x 1 cup servings
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.
Place popped popcorn in large bowl. Drizzle melted butter over it and toss lightly. Quickly stir in cheese and seasonings. Toss to mix.
Remove unpopped popcorn kernels, particularly if serving small children.