• Home
  • /
  • Blog
  • /
  • Low Carb Keto Popcorn Recipe (Just One Ingredient)

Share to save for later!

Low Carb Keto Popcorn Recipe (Just One Ingredient)

Latest updates by: Viviana Blihoghe
Custom KetoDiet Plan

Popcorn is maybe one of the hardest snacks to replace on keto. So what to do when craving popcorn to snack?

Make this Low Carb Keto popcorn, of course.

Using dried cheddar cheese cubes instead of corn kernels, this recipe will hit the spot!

It is salty, packed with fats and flavor, and, most importantly, low-carb keto-friendly!

This Low Carb Keto popcorn uses just one ingredient, and it is highly customizable.

Cut one block of cheddar cheese into irregular cheese cubes and allow to dry out at room temperature for at least 24h.

By drying out the cheese at room temperature, we create the conditions for the cheese to puff up when baked in the oven to resemble the popcorn texture.

Once the cheese cubes are dried out, bake at 200 C/390 F for 3-5 minutes or until they slightly melt and puff.

Remove the cheese from the hot oven and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes before serving.

The snack is packed with fats independently, but if you want to add even more flavor, melt some butter or drizzle some olive oil before serving. Also, feel free to add any herbs and spices or enjoy it as it is!

You can store this Low Carb Keto popcorn recipe in an air-tight container for up to 4 days on the kitchen counter or up to 1 week in the fridge.

This recipe is freezer friendly, too, so make a double or triple batch ahead and freeze for up to 6 months.

-HOW TO-

image of Keto popcorn_ingredients (1 of 1)

Cut the block of cheese into small, irregular cubes.

image of Keto popcorn_step 1 (1 of 1)

Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to dry out at room temperature for 24h.

image of Keto popcorn_step 2 and 3(1 of 1)

When dried out, preheat oven to 200 C/390 F, fan on.

image of Keto popcorn_step 4 (1 of 1)

Bake the cheese cubes at 200 C/390 F for 3-5 minutes or until they puff up.

Allow to cool down for 10 minutes.

Optional, add melted butter or olive oil and herbs and toss to coat.

image of Low Carb Keto Popcorn Recipe

Low Carb Keto Popcorn Recipe ( Just One Ingredient)

Popcorn is maybe one of the hardest snacks to replace on keto. So what to do when craving popcorn to snack? Make this Low Carb Keto popcorn, of course. Using dried cheddar cheese cubes instead of corn kernels, this recipe will hit the spot! It is salty, packed with fats and flavor, and, most importantly, it is keto-friendly!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 509kcal
Cost: 3.7

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 block cheddar cheese

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp melted butter or olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt and/or herbs of choice

Instructions

  • Cut the block of cheese into small, irregular cubes.
  • Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to dry out at room temperature for 24h.
  • When dried out, preheat oven to 200 C/390 F, fan on.
  • Bake the cheese cubes at 200 C/390 F for 3-5 minutes or until they puff up.
  • Allow to cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Optional, add melted butter or olive oil and herbs and toss to coat.

Nutrition

Serving: 121g | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 43.6g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 127.7mg | Sodium: 742.6mg | Potassium: 88mg | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 808.3mg | Iron: 0.2mg


Viviana Blihoghe

Viviana Blihoghe is a freelance recipe developer and food photographer based in Berlin, Germany. Her main focus is to help people in the keto journey with easy and simple keto recipes that can be made home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and researching food.


Share to save for later!

Related Posts:

Low Carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Fat Bombs Recipe
Low Carb Keto Crackers Recipe (Just Two Ingredients)
Low Carb Keto Pork Belly Recipe
Low-carb Keto Mushroom Soup Recipe
Low Carb Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole With Cream Cheese Recipe
Low-carb Keto Zucchini Fries Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients)