Quick and Elegant Black Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

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truffle butter popcorn

What’s Up, Hungry People

Every once in a while, I get the midnight munchies. And because we generally don’t keep many snack items around our house, I’m ‘forced’ to make something for myself. Fortunately, we always have a good supply of popcorn kernels for popping in our stove-top popper – and an assortment of fun ingredients to flavor it with.

This particular instance, I found some black truffle butter hidden in the back of our fridge, and I was instantly inspired. For some reason, black truffle and Parmesan were all I could think of.

There’s something satisfying about turning simple ingredients into a gourmet snack during those late-night kitchen raids. Whether it’s the earthy aroma of truffle or the savory hit of Parmesan, this Black Truffle Parmesan Popcorn is your go-to recipe for satisfying those after-dark cravings. So next time you’re up late, remember this quick and delicious treat. Who knows, it might just make your late-night show binge even more enjoyable!

black truffle butter cup

Here’s What You Need

  • Popcorn kernels: Adds bulk and provides the base for your flavorful snack.
  • Black truffle butter: Infuses a rich, earthy flavor into the popcorn.
  • Parmesan cheese: Offers a salty, savory contrast to the buttery truffle.
  • Parsley: Adds a fresh, colorful touch to the finished dish.
popping kernels in stove top popcorn pot

Let’s Cook

It’s time to get popping! Our popper is operated with a hand crank, so you have to keep an eye on the kernels to make sure they don’t burn once they start popping. After about three minutes, you’ll have a full popper of popcorn. Remember, even a fourth cup of kernels can go a long way!

Once the popcorn was popped but still hot, I generously topped my popcorn with grated Parmesan cheese and some parsley for a hint of color. Of course, I ended up eating the popcorn in the dark in front of my TV as I admittedly watched trashy reality shows late into the night.

truffle popcorn

Truffle and Cheese Mastery

  • Adjusting Butter and Cheese Ratios: If you find the truffle flavor too overpowering, reduce the amount of truffle butter slightly and increase the Parmesan. This will balance the savory with the earthy.
  • No Burn Zone: Keep that popper moving! Continuous cranking or stirring is crucial to avoid burning the kernels. If you smell something toasty a bit too soon, reduce the heat and speed up your cranking.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve your truffle Parmesan popcorn immediately for the best taste. If it does go a bit soft, pop it into a warm oven for a few minutes to crisp up before serving.
black truffle parmesan flavored popcorn

So there you have it, a quick and elegant solution to those late-night cravings with black truffle Parmesan popcorn. This isn’t just any snack; it’s a miniature luxury that you can whip up in minutes, perfect for those solo movie nights or when you’re just craving something a little different. The combination of earthy truffle and sharp Parmesan turns a simple popcorn into a gourmet treat. Next time the munchies hit, you know what to reach for. Keep your pantry stocked with these simple ingredients, and you’re always just minutes away from a deliciously satisfying snack.

truffle butter popcorn

Black Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

The Starving Chef
Enjoy this gourmet black truffle Parmesan popcorn, a perfect snack for enhancing your movie night experience.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Snack
Servings 2



  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons black truffle butter
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh parsley for topping


  • Melt the truffle butter in a stove-top popper over medium-low heat. Add the popcorn kernels and increase the heat to medium. Crank or stir the kernels occasionally, until they start popping.
  • Continuously crank the popper while the kernels are still popping. When the popper goes longer than 3 seconds without hearing a pop, the popcorn is done.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and parsley over the popcorn as desired. Serve hot and enjoy!
Keyword butter, popcorn, truffle
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