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Cacio e Pepe Popcorn with Bacon

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


  • 1/4 cup EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 tablespoons popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 2 cups grated Pecorino
  • 1/2 pound finely chopped, cooked bacon
  • 2 teaspoons truffle salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper


Place olive oil and popcorn in the bottom of a saucepan or a high-sided skillet with a lid. Cover and place over medium heat, shaking the pan constantly until popping slows to 3-4 seconds between pops.  

Pour the popped corn into a large bowl for tossing. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. 

Rachael Ray