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When I allow myself to indulge in a snack, I make this spicy popcorn. One batch doesn't last long at our house. You can add more or less red pepper flakes to suit your family's taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 204 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the butter, paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toss again. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Nacho Popcorn in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p214

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