Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn
Staff Writer
Jacqueline Whitehart

This is another quick and easy snack, and at 140 calories, it's no harm to your waistline. Be sure to move the pan while the corn is popping to prevent it from burning. 

 

1
Servings
55
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3/4 Ounces uncooked popping corn
  • 1/3 Ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne

Directions

Heat the oil and garlic in a small lidded saucepan. When the oil is hot, add the popping corn, cover with the lid and cook over a high heat for 1 minute. When the corn begins to pop, move the pan back and forth over the heat until the popping subsides. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully remove the lid, some corn may still pop. Add the Parmesan, salt, and cayenne, toss to coat, then transfer to a bowl to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
107mg
11%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
108mg
15%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
193mg
13%
Water
21g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.