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Popcorn Nachos Recipe
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Popcorn Nachos

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"Mexican-style spices and shredded Cheddar cheese are lively additions to plain popcorn."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together butter, crushed red pepper, cumin and paprika.
  2. Place popcorn in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the butter mixture and Cheddar cheese. Toss until well mixed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Not too spicey for my "Ash-ba-gash"! Her asbestos mouth really loved this after school snack. We decided to use cayenne instead of the pepper flakes. Ty thought it was a little too much for her, but she ate quite a bit anyway. Gotta go before my PC bids me farewell again and one of my favorite "I Love Lucy" episodes is on anyway. Hope you had a good trip Mick! Sara, my daughter thanks you so much for this special little treat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I tried to make it healthy with fat-free butter spray, I don't recommend this method. It tasted bland even with all the spices and cheese.


29 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

too spicy for kids probably

May 29, 2007

I made it as directed and it was ok... T cheese made it a little clumpy. Then i made another batch with the taco seasoning as suggested by another reviewer and it was fantastic!... Without the cheese it was much easier to eat... but thanks for the basic recipe!

Jul 10, 2007

Yum! I added a dash of cayenne pepper and it was perfect. A nice change from regular popcorn. Thanks Sara.

Apr 23, 2005

Not bad at all...pretty spicy, the cheese does clump together but not one big ball. Just you get little blobs of it ocasionally. I added cheese to the warm popcorn (right out of popper) and then poured the butter mixture overtop, maybe the order helped mix the cheese in? If you want less bite, reduce the paprika. Also I used maybe 1/3 or 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup would be drowning it imo.

May 12, 2008

I omitted the red pepper because I don't like spicy and it turned out good. A quick, tasty snack.

Dec 04, 2007

It was alright. It had a nice bite, but all my cheese sank to the botom.


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  • Calories
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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