Microwave Nacho Cheddar Cheese-Chile Popcorn

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min

You will never go back to eating regular popcorn ever again after you try this! --- adjust all amounts to taste, for more heat use use a small amount of cayenne or Cajun seasoning blend.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups popped popcorn, divided (can use more or less, butter or natural flavor)
  • chili powder (to taste)
  • 1 cup sliced black olives (hand-squeezed out any excess moisture and divided)
  • 1 -3 cup diced green chilis, well drained and divided
  • 2 cups grated old cheddar cheese (divided, can use more cheese)


  1. Remove any unpopped kernels and discard.
  2. Divide the popcorn into four microwavable bowls.
  3. Sprinkle each with desired amount of chili powder, then equal amounts of olives, green chilies and grated cheese.
  4. Microwave 1 bowl at a time on HIGH for about 1 minute or until the cheese melts (if the cheese melts unevenly then rotate the plate).
Most Helpful

These were just ok to me. They were good tasting, but I found the popcorn gets soggy and its kind of a total mess to eat.

Meghan August 30, 2009

I've mad this recipe so many times. It's about time I reviewed it! My fmily and I LOVE THIS! Instead of canned green chilis, I use fresh roasted jalapenos. We like it spicy. My favorite additions are; diced tomatoes (well drained on a paper towel.) After the chesse is melted, I add fresh cilantro and sometimes green onions. Thanks for a very simple recipe, that makes a kick butt snack. :)

Linajjac April 21, 2008

Very cheese-y, spicy and good!

Maito June 06, 2014

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