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Popcorn with Brown Butter and Parmesan

Photo: Quentin Bacon
Yield Makes 4 servings


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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.