Photo: Quentin Bacon
Recipe from Real Simple


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels or 1 bag plain microwave popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Pop the popcorn. Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute. Drizzle over the popcorn. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and salt and toss well.
Sara Quessenberry,
May 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 367
  • Calories from fat: 47%
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 683mg
  • Carbohydrate: 32g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 17g