“Cheesy” Stove-Top Popcorn
Written by: Christina Dauer, MPH, RD, LD/N, CDE
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 8-10 cups
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
Salt, to taste
- Put the olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan and add 3-4 popcorn kernels. Heat over medium high heat.
- Wait for the kernels to pop then add the rest of the 1/3 cup of kernels in an even layer and combine with the oil. Cover the pot. The popcorn will start popping soon. Shake around the saucepan as the kernels pop.
- Once the popping slows to once every few seconds, remove the pan from the heat.
- Pour the popcorn into a bowl, salt to taste, and top with nutritional yeast.
- Toss and enjoy!
Serving Size: 2 cups
Calories: 175, Fat: 11.25g, Protein: 6g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 3.5g, Sodium: 13mg (more if salted)
Nutrition Tip: This recipe is a savory spin to a movie night classic and full of fiber and healthy fats. The superfood nutritional yeast adds a scrumptious layer of cheesy flavor. Mix it up by adding crushed red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, or homemade taco seasoning. Bag 2 cups of popcorn for a week’s worth of on-the-go or evening snacks. It’s also cheaper than pre-bagged popcorn and only takes 10 minutes – cleanup included.