Move over boring buttered popcorn! This homemade seasoned popcorn is flavored with truffle oil and parmesan for a gourmet popcorn recipe that will elevate your movie snack ideas to the next level. You are going to love this parmesan popcorn.
It's almost the weekend so it's movie watching time. Since I am in "bathing suit season" mode, I want healthy and light snacks. Popcorn is a great choice since it's low in calories and has lots of fiber. As long as it's not dripping with butter, you can get away with eating several cups.
Ingredients in this Homemade Seasoned Popcorn
Plain popcorn is boring. So I added some white truffle oil along with some Parmesan and Romano cheese to my popped pop corn. I bought this gorgeous bottle of white truffle oil and now I am on a white truffle kick.
Truffle oil is very expensive as a little bottle cost me $15. But it goes a very long way. Only a few drops on a salad, popcorn, pasta or pizza and you really get the aroma and earthy taste of truffles. Normally I grate my own cheese, but this time I used the grated kind as it was all that I had. And it needs just a touch of salt to bring out all the delicious flavors.
This parmesan popcorn is so good you'll want to sneak it into a big gym bag the next time you go to the movies. I am not even going to give you an amount to put on since I don't know how cheesy you like your popcorn. This is movie snack ideas to the max!
How to Make this Gourmet Popcorn Recipe
- Make a batch of popcorn in an air popcorn maker, on the stove or use microwave popcorn. My favorite way is to make instant pot popcorn.
- Sprinkle plain hot popcorn with Parmesan and/or Romano cheese. You can use one or both.
- Slowly drizzle a few drops of the truffle oil on your parmesan popcorn. Salt it to your liking and mix well.
Move Movie Snack Ideas
- Sweet Sriracha Almonds
- Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
- Cocoa Dusted Almonds with Cinnamon and Honey
- Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar
- Churro Crackers from Foxes Love Lemons
- Steamed Edamame with Everything Bagel Seasoning
Now treat yourself to a big bowl of homemade seasoned popcorn. This goes really well with a homemade lemonade or a glass of wine too. Believe me when I say, it is addicting!
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Homemade Seasoned Popcorn with Truffle Oil and Parmesan
- 8 cups of popped popcorn
- 2 to 4 teaspoons truffle oil
- ¼ to ½ cup Parmesan cheese or Romano blend works too
- salt to taste
- Put popped corn in a large bowl.
- Drizzle oil on it when it's hot. Mix well.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and salt to taste. Enjoy!
First Published April 2011 ; Updated June 2021
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wow this must taste great love the cheese idea!
I'll have to try this popcorn is probably my favorite snack food.
excellent idea! i'm going to keep my eye open for that oil!
when you posted about this oil it reminded me that I have truffle salt that I brought home from Napa in the fall! It's so good! Next time I make popcorn will add it to it...and will look for this oil. What a treat! 🙂
I need to buy truffle oil so I can do this at home. We always order it when we go out.
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I've always wanted to try truffle oil, but haven't been brave enough to spend that much on something I've never tried. I'd bet your popcorn is amazing!
This must be amazing! I really need to buy some truffle oil myself!
I recently found white truffle oil less expensive at the grocery store (they sell the same brand at Whole Foods), packaged in a screw-top can to keep out light. It's based in sunflower oil rather than the usual olive oil. Man! Is it potent! And addictive! I love it on mushroom and pasta dishes. And I'm definitely going to try it on popcorn now!
A restaurant here serves truffle oil popcorn at the bar & its so addictive
P.S. - I just made a big bowl of this and it was AWESOME! We loved every molecule and will be doing this a lot, I think, from now on. Serious yum factor!
I have truffle oil after my husband and I had truffle oil fries - so good!
It's going on my next batch of popcorn - never thought of that idea Lisa!
Popcorn is my favorite food, to the point that it's featured in my last meal. Love the addition of truffle oil.
Where did you buy the truffle oil? I don't think my local stores carry it... and I'd love to give this a try!
YUM! Just came across your wonderful blog and am a new follower!!!