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How to Make Low Carb Keto Popcorn (Easy Keto Cheese Puff Recipe)

By Bree

Making your own low carb keto popcorn from scratch is a foolproof way to enjoy a light and healthy snack that’s still made with quality ingredients. This recipe will show you exactly how to make cheese puff popcorn with just cheese and a couple of other ingredients.

How to Make Low Carb Keto Popcorn

How to Make Keto Popcorn

Making your own cheesy keto popcorn is actually pretty easy, but you won’t be using a microwave for this one. Here’s the recipe:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 300℉.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the cheese. Cut the Provolone cheese into ½ inch cubes. Use good quality cheese for the best flavor.
  • Prepare the cheese for baking. Arrange the cheese cubes evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake. Bake the cheese in the preheated oven for 4 minutes or until melted.
  • Cool. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Let the popcorn sit at room temperature. Cover the popcorn with paper towels and leave it to sit out at room temperature for between 3-5 days. Try to forget about it for now!
  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉.
  • Bake. Remove the paper towels and bake the melted cheese in the preheated oven for 4-5 minutes (or until most of the popcorn pieces have puffed up).
  • Cool. Remove the popcorn from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  • Prepare the coating. Add the sweet corn extract and melted butter to a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Toss. Add the cheese popcorn puffs and toss to combine.
  • Coat. Add the cheddar powder and toss to coat.
  • Serve. Serve immediately.

Keto Popcorn

Keto Popcorn

Can I Use Another Kind of Cheese Instead of Provolone?

Yes, you can swap out the Provolone cheese for another variety if you would like. I just like to use Provolone as a matter of personal preference.

If you want to use a different type of cheese, here are a few other recommended cheeses that I’ve personally used to make yummy keto popcorn as well:

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Fontina
  • Gouda
  • Edam

Keto Popcorn

Keto Popcorn

Can I Store Keto Popcorn for Later?

If you want to store any leftover keto popcorn you have on hand, just add it all into an airtight container and keep it stored in the fridge. When properly stored like this, your keto popcorn should keep for up to one week.

This keto popcorn recipe can also be frozen for up to 3 months if you want to extend its shelf life for even longer.

Expect some texture differences once you take the popcorn out of the freezer, especially since it will get moist as it comes down to room temperature.

Keto Popcorn

Keto Popcorn

(You may also like: Double Cheese Keto Chips)

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Keto Popcorn

How to Make Low Carb Keto Popcorn (Easy Keto Cheese Puff Recipe)

  • Author: Bree
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz Provolone cheese 
  • ½ tbsp butter 
  • ¾ tsp sweet corn extract 
  • 1 ½ tbsp white cheddar cheese powder 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Cut the cheese into ½ inch cubes. 
  4. Arrange the cubes onto the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes or until melted. 
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 
  7. Cover with paper towels and leave to sit at room temperature for 3-5 days. 
  8. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
  9. Remove the paper towels. 
  10. Bake the melted cheese in preheated oven for 4-5 minutes or until most pieces are puffed up.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 
  12. In a bowl combine the corn extract and melted butter. 
  13. Add the cheese puffs and toss to combine. 
  14. Add the cheddar powder and toss to coat. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 112
  • Carbohydrates: .6g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Sugar: .2g
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Fiber: 0g

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