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    Microwave Nacho Cheddar Cheese-Chile Popcorn

    Microwave Nacho Cheddar Cheese-Chile Popcorn. Photo by Linajjac

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    11 mins

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    1 min

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    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.

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    • 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. 1
      Remove any unpopped kernels and discard.
    2. 2
      Divide the popcorn into four microwavable bowls.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle each with desired amount of chili powder, then equal amounts of olives, green chilies and grated cheese.
    4. 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).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 30, 2009


      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.

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    • on April 21, 2008


      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. :)

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    • on June 06, 2014


      Very cheese-y, spicy and good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Microwave Nacho Cheddar Cheese-Chile Popcorn

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 373.6
    Calories from Fat 235
    Total Fat 26.2 g
    Saturated Fat 14.4 g
    Cholesterol 69.3 mg
    Sodium 1056.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 19.0 g

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