Friday, February 21, 2014

Bacon Cheddar Parmesan Popcorn

It's snack time!
For only 230 calories, 40 carbs, 10 fat, and 12 protein you can enjoy this ever-so-tasty snack. (That count is for HALF of the recipe!)
And, really, who doesn't like bacony cheesy salty deliciousness?
And it uber easy and quick too - start to finish in about 15 - 20 minutes. 
I was even thinking if you like things spicy you could throw on a sprinkle of hot sauce. I didn't because I'm a wimp. But, if you give it a try, I'd love to know how it goes. 

Bacon Cheddar Parmesan Popcorn

1 bag light microwave popcorn (~82 gr)
30 gr finely shredded aged, light cheddar (~1/4 cup)
1 Tbsp finely shredded parmesan
1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 225. 
Pop popcorn as per your favorite method. (I used light microwave popcorn) 
Shake popcorn onto a cookie sheet and pick out the unpopped kernels. Sprinkle evenly with the cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. 
Then sprinkle with the Oxo powder and crumbled bacon.

Bake at 225 until cheese is melty, about 10 - 15 minutes. 
Serve warm. (It's good room temp too!)

You can, of course, add more cheese and bacon if you wish. I just went with these measurements to keep my calorie count down. It may not look like it is very cheesy but, trust me, it's enough. Next time I may add another piece of bacon though. It only adds another ~20 or so calories per serving. 

Movie night just got fancy schmancy. 

1 comment:

  1. My favorite popcorn topping is freshly grated parmesan with bacon and melted butter! Throw in some garlic and Italian seasoning and you'll be in heaven.