Cacio e Pepe Popcorn

Cacio e Pepe Popcorn
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  • 8Servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


In a large, heavy pot, combine 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1/2 cup popcorn kernels. Cover and cook over high heat, shaking the pot often, until the popping stops, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and toss. Dump the popcorn into a large paper bag and toss with 1 cup grated pecorino-romano cheese and 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper.