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Cheesy popcorn recipe

Cheesy popcorn recipe

4 ratings

When hunger hits between meals, this cheesy popcorn is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Ready in 5 minutes and made with just 4 ingredients, it's a winning gluten-free and vegetarian snack, ideal for packing up and enjoying on-the-go. Add a little paprika for a kick of spice and store for up to 3 days. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 157 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 50g popcorn kernels
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 25g Italian hard cheese, finely grated

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.6g Protein 6.7g Fibre 0.5g


  1. In a medium, heavy-based, nonstick lidded pan, toss the popcorn kernels with 1 tsp oil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and place over a medium heat. Leave to pop for 3-5 mins, gently shaking the pan now and then. When the popping has slowed to 3 secs between pops, remove from the heat.
  2. Tip into a large bowl and sprinkle with the paprika, cheese, and the remaining oil. Toss to coat.

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Tip: The popcorn will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days in a cool, dry place.

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