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Southwestern Cheese Popcorn

  • Servings:

    Makes 8 servings as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


30 cup Popcorn, freshly popped, low-fat, (appx 3 packets)
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted
2 (1.5-oz.) pkgs. macaroni and cheese mix cheese powder (approx. 2/3 cup)
1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon Ground cumin
2 teaspoon Chili powder
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
Southwestern Cheese Popcorn


1. Place half the popcorn in a large brown paper grocery bag. Drizzle on half the butter. Close bag and shake to distribute butter. Add remaining popcorn and remaining butter. Close bag again and shake thoroughly to coat popcorn with butter.
2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together cheese powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper until blended.
3. Sprinkle cheese mixture over popcorn. Close bag and shake vigorously to distribute mixture evenly and coat popcorn thoroughly. Pour into a large bowl and serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2008


Nutritional Facts
Servings Makes 8 servings
Base Nutrients
Calories 250 kcal (13%)
Calories from Fat 126 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 14 g (22%)
Saturated Fat 7 g (35%)
Cholesterol 40 mg (13%)
Sodium 490 mg (20%)
Total Carbohydrates 25 g (8%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (16%)
Protein 5 g (8%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a