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Blue Cheese-Pecan Popcorn

Blue Cheese-Pecan Popcorn

The next time you make popcorn, mix it up by adding blue cheese and chopped pecans. You'll never be able to go back to butter popcorn.

Southern Living MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Freeze: 8 Hours
  • Bake: 10 Minutes


  • 1 (4-oz.) block blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (3.3-oz.) bag popped microwave popcorn (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Freeze blue cheese for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 325°. Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat; add chopped pecans, and cook, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Place popcorn in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Grate frozen cheese to equal 1 cup. Sprinkle 1 cup grated blue cheese over popcorn. Toss popcorn mixture with toasted pecans and pepper. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.


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