Parmesan Popcorn Snack Recipe


Make your own homemade parmesan popcorn snack and enjoy a low-calorie snack when you are craving something salty. Takes 5 minutes!

Eating right doesn’t have to be a chore. After months of trial and error, I figured out 4 ways to snack healthier – without compromising flavor.

A bowl of homemade parmesan popcorn.

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An Easy Salty Snack

If you enjoy eating popcorn and want a way to change things up, I have the easiest recipe idea for you! This tastes just like gourmet popcorn but takes just a few minutes to put it together.

How To Make Gourmet Popcorn At Home

You can make this recipe with a bag of microwave popcorn. If you want to avoid all the salt and extra ingredients in microwave popcorn, use this recipe to make DIY microwave popcorn. It’s so much better for you!

This is a fun and healthy snack. In fact, I love to enjoy it with some oven-baked chicken tenders or spicy potato wedges.

A bowl of popcorn beside a home air-pop popcorn maker.

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Pink salt, parmesan cheese, popcorn kernels, olive oil, and a pop of popped corn with paprika.

Quick Tips

If you have any questions about this recipe, please leave them in the comments. Even though this is a really easy idea, here are a few more tips that might help you out.

Enjoy It Fresh

This is such an easy snack idea that you don’t really need to make a bunch of popcorn topping and store it. Just pop a bowl of popcorn and then add the cheese and spices on top. That’s all!

Butter Or Olive Oil On Popcorn

This is a personal choice and one isn’t better than the other. You can also melt some ghee and use it on the popcorn if you are avoiding dairy.

Other Spice Combinations

What else do you like on your popcorn? Be creative and have fun with it! Here are a few more ideas that you can try next:

Two photos of parmesan popcorn from different angles.
Parmesan popcorn in a red bowl.
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Parmesan Popcorn

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Make your own homemade parmesan popcorn snack and enjoy a low-calorie snack when you are craving something salty. Takes 5 minutes!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes




  • Bowl


  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp Himalyan Salt
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Popcorn


  • Pop your desired amount of popcorn.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the popcorn.
  • Add the spices and cheese to the popcorn.
  • Mix well.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Keyword: parmesan popcorn
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 479kcal
Parmesan popcorn in a red bowl.

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  1. I love popcorn but unfortunately, I am no longer allowed to eat it due to some medical issues but I miss it so much. My family still eats it and I know they will love this, I never thought about the hard boiled egg snack, gonna try that out!

  2. I am always looking for ways I can snack healthier. I will have to start using my air popper. I have been using the microwave kind for years now and forgot all about my air popper.

  3. I think I like either cheddar popcorn, or caramel popcorn. Aside from movie-theater buttered popcorn! Popcorn is such a great snack, I will have to try your recipe!

  4. I find healthy eating to be insanely delicious – so I don’t ever really understand what people are talking about when they say healthy eating is boring and bland.

  5. I struggle with my eating habit. I always snack on sweet anything. This is good news for me, I really want the healthy popcorn style!

  6. I think these are all great ideas. There are many ways to have healthier popcorn without all the butter. I love that you can put anything on it to make it still taste good and be healthy.