Spicy Italian Popcorn Recipe

Spicy Italian Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Spicy Italian Popcorn

Make movie nights better with savory serving of this Italian popcorn, made tasteful with Parmigiano-Reggiano and red pepper flakes, for a flavorful snack!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • tbspvegetable oil
  • ½cuppopcorn kernels
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupParmigiano-Reggiano,grated
  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • ½tspsalt


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a very large pan over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn, then cover with a tight fitting lid.

  2. Wait for the popcorn to start popping, then shake the pan gently every now and again to keep the kernels moving. When the popping slows to 2 to 3 seconds apart, remove the pan from the heat.

  3. Melt the butter in the microwave. Add the garlic and microwave for 1 minute more.

  4. Pour the garlic butter through a fine meshed strainer into a small bowl; discard the garlic.

  5. In a mini food processor or spice grinder, grind the Parmigiano-Reggiano, red pepper flakes, oregano and salt until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

  6. Transfer the popcorn to a serving bowl. Pour the garlic butter over the popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese mixture and toss again until the popcorn is evenly coated.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 92.01kcal
  • Fat: 7.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.13g
  • Fiber: 0.73g
  • Sugar: 0.11g
  • Protein: 1.74g
  • Cholesterol: 12.28mg
  • Sodium: 43.68mg
  • Calcium: 41.66mg
  • Potassium: 22.99mg
  • Iron: 0.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.18mg
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