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Spicy Parmesan Garlic Popcorn

Spicy Parmesan Garlic Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep: 1 minutes | Cook: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Courtesy of: Becca at Fork in the Kitchen

An easy snack that’s a just the right balance of spicy, buttery, and salty! Make the perfect pairing with a glass of Decoy Merlot!


  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 12 tbps butter
  • 6 tbps grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot, heat oil over medium heat with 3 kernels added. When kernels pop, remove them and take the pot off of heat. Add remaining kernels to the pot, return to heat, and cover with the lid slightly ajar.
  2. As kernels begin to pop, “shake” the pot back-and-forth as needed to ensure all kernels are heated in oil. Pop for 1-2 minutes until popping slows. Remove from heat and take off lid.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds, checking every 20 seconds to prevent butter from exploding. Transfer popped kernels into a new bowl (like a large serving bowl) and pour butter over while stirring to coat evenly.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together grated parmesan, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle evenly over buttered popcorn and toss to coat. Add salt to taste. Enjoy with a glass of Decoy Merlot!


Be sure you use grated parmesan as it will coat the popcorn and easily melt in!

Take a look at our recommended pairing below.

Pairing Recommendation - Merlot

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