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Garlicky Parmesan Herb Popcorn in teal glass bowl on gray quartz counter

Low FODMAP Garlicky Parmesan Herb Popcorn

This Garlicky Parmesan Herb Popcorn is easy to make and so satisfying to munch on! We smuggle ours into the movie theatre, but don't tell anyone!

Course: Appetizer, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Makes: 14 Servings
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 tablespoons Garlic-Infused Oil, made with olive oil, or purchased equivalent 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) neutral vegetable oil, such as canola or rice bran oil
  • 2/3 cup (140 g) popcorn kernels, preferably organic
  • 2/3 cup (66 g) grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, optional


  1. Combine the Garlic-Infused Oil, butter, basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat to melt butter. Remove from heat, stir together and allow to sit while you make the popped corn.
  2. Place 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil in a large (at least 6 quart) covered pot. Add a few corn kernels, cover and heat over low heat. When you hear and see the kernels pop, add the remaining kernels, cover, and continue to cook until all the corn pops, about 3 minutes or so. Shake the pot often, holding down the lid for most of the time and vent the cover towards the end of popping to allow steam to escape. Pay attention as the popping sounds begin to slow down and remove from heat the moment the popping ceases.
  3. Pour popped corn into a large bowl. Drizzle the herbed butter mixture over the corn, sprinkle the Parmesan over all and toss well. Salt to taste. I like to add some freshly ground pepper, too, but it is optional. I like this best when fresh and even a bit warm but it can be held for a few hours at room temperature.



  • I love using rice bran oil for popping corn. I have found it to have the cleanest taste of all the vegetable oils I have tried. It makes the popped corn feel less oily and a bit lighter.
Nutrition Facts
Low FODMAP Garlicky Parmesan Herb Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.