'Cheesy' Popcorn Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 161
Daily Value: 8%
Servings: 4

Low-Carb, Low-Sodium
Sugar-Conscious, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
Fat15g23%
Saturated9g46%
Trans1g0%
Carbs4g1%
Fiber3g12%
Sugars1g0%
Protein6g12%
Cholesterol38mg13%
Sodium6mg0%
Calcium5mg0%
Magnesium18mg5%
Potassium5mg0%
Iron1mg3%
Zinc2mg15%
Vitamin A444IU9%
Thiamin (B1)7mg480%
Riboflavin (B2)7mg428%
Niacin (B3)42mg210%
Vitamin B67mg360%
Folic Acid (B9)1µg0%
Vitamin B120µg1%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E0mg2%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated4g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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'Cheesy' Popcorn
Christie Ellis

Much like broccoli florets drowning in a creamy dip, this "Cheesy" Popcorn is admittedly not an ideal choice nutritionally speaking, but it is delicious, satisfying, and made with real food, which is more than can be said for its microwaveable counterparts.

The key to its irresistible flavor? Nutritional yeast. Though common in vegan cuisine, this ingredient is not something most of us use every day. It's a deactivated yeast that is yellow in color, and it imparts a nutty, cheesy flavor when used as a condiment. It is low in fat and sodium and high in dietary fiber, protein, and B vitamins. In fact, the amount of nutritional yeast in a single serving of this prepared popcorn yields more than 100 percent of the recommended daily value of riboflavin, thiamin, and niacin. Combined with the dietary fiber inherent in the popcorn itself, it makes for a relatively healthy snack.

Click here to see 12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, pour the butter over the popcorn kernels and toss so that the butter is evenly distributed. Add the desired amount of nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and toss once more.

Recipe Details

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Servings: 4
Cuisine: American
Special Designations: Kid-friendly

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