Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn

Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn is the ultimate snack-time revelation that’s quick, easy, and downright irresistible. With just a few simple steps, you can elevate your popcorn game to a whole new level of flavor and zest.

Popcorn, a beloved snack that has been enjoyed for centuries, is not only delightful but also a healthier alternative to many other snacks. It’s a whole grain, naturally low in calories, and a great source of fiber. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile, serving as the perfect canvas for a myriad variety of flavors.

The Magic of Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn Ingredients

First and foremost, it’s a breeze to prepare. In a matter of minutes, you can whip up a batch of this delectable treat, making it perfect for impromptu movie nights, game days, or any occasion that calls for a quick and delicious snack.

The combination of parmesan cheese, zesty lemon, and earthy thyme creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. 

thyme and lemon

The cheese adds a creamy richness with a delightful salty kick, the lemon imparts a refreshing tang, and the thyme brings a delightful herbal note that’s both comforting and sophisticated.

What’s more, this popcorn is a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re entertaining friends, enjoying a family movie night, or indulging in a solo treat, Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn

This quick and easy snack transforms ordinary popcorn into a gourmet delight. Perfect for movie nights and gatherings, it's a healthier and tastier alternative to traditional snacks, making it a must-try for anyone looking to satisfy their cravings in a pinch.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 512 kcal


  • Microwavable Dish
  • Pot


  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tsp thyme chopped fresh
  • 1 tsp lemon zest grated
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt fine grain
  • ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground


  • Combine the cheese, thyme, lemon zest and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small microwavable dish and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, pour enough vegetable oil to just cover the bottom and set over medium heat.
  • Pour in the kernels and place a lid on the pot, leaving it open just a crack so steam can escape.
  • Cook until the popping slows to a few seconds between each pop.
  • Pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Pour the butter over the popcorn, stirring to combine.
  • Stir in the parmesan and thyme mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper. Devour!


  1. Microwave the butter in short intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted.
  2. Test the oil’s readiness by popping a couple of kernels. When they pop, the oil is hot enough.
  3. Shake the pot frequently to prevent burning and ensure even popping.


Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 941mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 531IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheesy Lemon Thyme Popcorn
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