Skip the microwave stuff. It takes just 10 minutes to make this fun, healthy snack from scratch.

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Ingredients

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For Spicy Popcorn
For Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
For Parmesan Popcorn

Directions

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  • In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, stir together 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 cup popcorn kernels; cover partially with lid to allow steam to escape.

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  • Cook over medium heat until popping slows, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand (covered) until popping stops, 1 minute. Toss hot popcorn with more oil or butter and salt, as desired. (For other flavorings, see below)

FOR SPICY POPCORN
  • Combine paprika, salt, cumin, cayenne, and black pepper. Toss hot popcorn with oil to coat evenly, then toss with spice mixture.

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FOR CINNAMON SUGAR POPCORN
  • Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Toss hot popcorn with melted butter to coat evenly, then toss with sugar mixture.

FOR PARMESAN POPCORN
  • Combine Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Toss hot popcorn with oil to coat evenly, then toss with Parmesan mixture.

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