Pizza popcorn is a perfect snack for movie night that's still pretty healthy and full of flavor with dried herbs and parmesan cheese.
Ever since I started making my own popcorn at home, I try to mix it up sometimes with different herbs and flavors. Finally I've gotten around to actually having photographic evidence of one of these times!
Most of the time I make popcorn it is late at night when lighting is terrible, or a last minute decision when I'm hungry and don't feel like cooking. Which means I eat it too quickly and realize too late that I could have posted it here for you guys.
Not only does popcorn not last long in my house, it can be incredibly hard to get a good photograph. It's just too… white, I guess. I'm working on it.
Anyway, I finally present to you a popcorn recipe: Pizza Popcorn. You're welcome.
All you need for toppings are either olive oil or melted butter, herbs, and parmesan cheese. And salt. Preferably garlic salt. I used a mix of pizza herbs that is mainly basil and oregano.
As with most of my recipes, you can adjust to your liking. 2 teaspoons of herbs might be too much for some of you, so start with mixing 1 teaspoon into the oil or butter and taste after mixing. Top off with the other teaspoon if you want more of the flavor.
Also with the parmesan. I used 1/3 cup (or more for some batches), but the recipe I adapted from only uses 1 tablespoons per 6 cups of popcorn. So just test it out, start small. Go with what you feel.
Pop a movie in and pop some popcorn. Pop pop pop.
- 6 cups popped popcorn
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or melted butter
- 1-2 teaspoons dried basil, and/or oregano . See note*
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt or garlic salt, to taste
- Put popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine oil or melted butter and stir together with 1 teaspoon of the herbs. Pour over popcorn and toss until combined.
- Top with remaining herbs, parmesan cheese and salt.
2 teaspoons of dried herbs might be too much for some tastes. Start with 1 teaspoon (that will be mixed into the oil or butter) and then top off with another teaspoon if desired. *I preferred it cheesy, but for just a slight parmesan flavor you can start with a couple tablespoons of the cheese instead of the full 1/3 cup. Adapted from Food.com
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.