Single Serve Truffle Parmesan Popcorn
July 15, 2017 by Nicole Collins
I feel like I'm always giving you my confessions, and I've got another one for you today.
I LOVE POPCORN.
That's not the confession though.
The confession is that I can and have, on many occasions, eaten an entire bag of microwave popcorn all by myself.
Like, I've eaten a bag of microwave popcorn that was intended to be 4-5 servings (roughly 15 cups) as a meal...more than once.
My accomplice of choice was the pour over butter kind. It had a separate packet of movie theater style butter that I could drink. I'd run my fingers around the bowl and lick it clean. It was BAD. That was also 50 lbs ago (which seems like a lifetime ago), so there's no secret what my bad choices were doing to me, huh? Thankfully, I learned my lesson!
In an adjacent (and current) confession, I also have considered on many, many occasions going in to the movie theater just to buy popcorn, loading it up with the fake butter, and walking out...with no intentions of seeing a movie. I haven't actually done that yet, but I have asked the advice of those close to me if that would be weird. They think yes. What do you think?
Side note...while we're talking confessions, I just finished this book by Colleen Hoover called Confess. It was really interesting (and dirty...yep...that kind of book.) The main guy in the book was an artist, and people would leave their deepest darkest confessions anonymously through a mail slot in his door. He'd go through them, and turn some of them in to art. I just think that's a really unique concept. If you like an adult romance novel with some dark twists and turns, check it out!
Anyway, today's recipe is the answer to my popcorn confession. It's a single serve popcorn treat that doesn't make me feel guilty (or totally sick to my stomach) after eating a fullsize bag of popcorn. And we're making it really special (and kinda grown up) by adding some truffle oil and parmesan cheese. How good does that sound?!?
Ok, last confession...I don't like to eat popcorn while I'm at the movies. I never have! I really don't eat anything at the movies. I like to be 100% focused on the movie, and chomping on a treat is just a distraction for me. And I'm a crier...so tears running down my face with snack dust all over my fingers is a bad combo. But, I will eat popcorn in the comfort of my own home while watching a movie I've already seen before. Just when you thought I couldn't get weirder...
Today's snack is the PERFECT movie time treat! It's fancy, it's easy, it's yummy, and it feels extra special because of the truffle oil. And, we're using help from the grocery store by buying already portioned out single serve bags, so we don't even have to think twice about eating the whole bag. This time, that's the point!
And, it's easily doubled if you need to make a regular size bag of popcorn (for 4-5 people, of course).
I think I have a night of rom-coms on the agenda this evening with a side of truffle popcorn and salty tears. What about you?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, make this popcorn for yourself and/or others tonight, and let's eat!
Single Serve Truffle Parmesan Popcorn
Serves: 1 Print
1 bag single serve butter popcorn (I use Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop)
1 tbsp truffle flavored olive oil (I use Trader Joe's brand)
1 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
Pop popcorn according to package directions. In a mixing bowl, add popped popcorn, truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and parsley flakes. Toss with a spoon to combine. Serve.
*I really like Trader Joe's truffle oil because it's decently priced, and it tastes great! Use the truffle flavored oil you prefer.
*Sometimes, I'll save some dishes and toss the oil and cheese right in the popcorn bag. You have to take a few pieces of popcorn out so you have room to shake and distribute the goodness, but it totally works. Plus, shaking the popcorn bag is fun!
*You could easily make this a family sized treat by using a regular size bag of microwave popcorn, 3 tbsp truffle oil, 3 tbsp grated parm, and 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes.