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Jalapeño Lemon Parmesan Popcorn

Why are you eating your popcorn plain? This recipe for the perfect Jalapeño Lemon Parmesan Popcorn will be hard to put down!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 3 servings
Author: We are not Martha


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp finely diced jalapeno
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and add diced jalapeño.
  • Sauté jalapeño in butter for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to soften. Remove to separate bowl.
  • Heat coconut oil and 3 popcorn kernels in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • When the kernels begin to pop, pour the rest of the kernels into the pot. Cover the pot and continue to cook for about 6-7 minutes, occasionally shaking the pan to keep the kernels moving. When the popping slows, move pot from heat and let stand for another minute.
  • Put popcorn in a large bowl and toss with jalapeño butter, lemon zest, grated parmesan, and freshly ground black pepper.