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Parmesan-thyme popcorn

Total Time
5 min
5 min
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Cheesy, herby popcorn is flavorful, impressive, and super-easy to make. Using aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is what makes this popcorn really stand out: Reggiano is denser and more flavorful than regular Parmesan, especially the pre-grated, store-bought stuff, so you get big impact from a relatively small amount. For the ideal texture, grate the cheese with a microplane or through the small holes of a box grater. Bring out the best of the Reggiano by adding some dried thyme, garlic powder, and a little bit of salt. Toss the cheese mixture and popcorn all together, and you're ready for a well-earned, upgraded movie night treat.


Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated

Light microwave popped popcorn

8 cup(s), kept hot

Ground thyme

1 tsp

Garlic powder

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together cheese, thyme, garlic powder and salt.
  2. Place hot popcorn in a serving bowl and coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with cheese mixture, tossing all the while, until well coated.
  3. Serving size: 2 cups