Spicy Popcorn

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
When I want to indulge in a snack, I make this spicy popcorn. One batch doesn't last long at our house. You can adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to suit your family's tastes. —Kay Young, Flushing, Michigan
Spicy Popcorn Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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