You’re only 5 ingredients away from this perfect game day or movie night snack! All the nacho flavor you love in a much healthier snack with no weird ingredients.
So this is my first popcorn recipe here on The Recipe Rebel.
Apparently I don’t really post a lot of snack recipes. Mostly because dinner = essential, and dessert = essential, but snacks? If I’m not snacking on dessert, I’m snacking on baking, or if I’m having a particularly good day I’m snacking on fresh fruit or a smoothie (a bad day? Bring on the emergency chocolate).
But I saw this recipe in the Taste of Home Celebrations cookbook and was immediately intrigued. I’ve made a few “no-nacho nacho flavored” recipes (like this Nacho Potato Soup and these Nacho Scalloped Potatoes — a couple of my favorites!), and I was curious to see how this popcorn stacked up.
I don’t actually even make a lot of popcorn. It used to be one of my favorite healthy things to snack on in the evenings, but with the kids being so small I think most evenings I’m just scared of starting up the air popper too soon and alerting the 3 year old.
But popcorn is such a great snack for the kids, too, especially if you can keep the processed junk off of it (not that I don’t eat any processed junk, but I think it’s for the best if we can at least limit it!).
The only thing I changed with the recipe from Taste of Home is that I left off the red chili flakes. We’re not really brave when it comes to spicy foods, the 3 year old in particular. It would be super easy to add some chili flakes or cayenne if you’re going for the spicy nacho effect!
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- 10 cups popped popcorn about 1/3-½ cups kernels
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- Place popcorn in a large bowl.
- Combine paprika, cumin and parmesan in a small bowl.
- Pour melted butter over popcorn, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Toss with hands until all pieces are evenly coated.
Add some cayenne or red chili flakes to bring the heat.
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