Cacio e Pepe Popcorn

Cuisinart original

There’s nothing a little (or a lot of) cacio e pepe literally cheese and pepper can’t make infinitely better.


Makes about 16 cups


5   tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3   teaspoons freshly ground black
     pepper, divided
      pinch kosher salt, plus more to taste
16 cups popped popcorn
¾   cup finely grated Romano cheese

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per 1-cup serving:
Calories 94 (58% from fat) · carb. 7g · pro. 3g · fat 6g · sat. fat 3g · chol. 15mg · sod. 82mg · calc. 20mg · fiber 1g


1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the butter,
1 teaspoon of the pepper, and the pinch of salt.
2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the popcorn with
the butter mixture and then the cheese until
fully coated.
3. Season with remaining pepper and salt to taste.
Serve immediately.