Popcorn with Brown Butter and Parmesan

Popcorn with Brown Butter and Parmesan Recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 367
Caloriesfromfat 47 %
Fat 19 g
Satfat 6 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 683 mg
Carbohydrate 32 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g


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


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,

Real Simple

May 2007
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