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Gourmet Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Quick and easy to make and also costs a fraction of the price of the packaged variety.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Servings - 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • 1 tsp corn or canola oil
  • 1 brown lunch bag
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely ground Parmesan cheese


  • Mix popping corn and corn oil then place in brown paper lunch bag and fold top over twice.
  • Mix salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  • Place bag in microwave and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until there is approximately two seconds between pops.
  • Carefully open the bag as the bag and steam from the top will be hot.
  • Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over the popcorn, close the bag and shake.
  • Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the popcorn, close the bag and shake.