January 18, 2017

Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn

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Easy Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn Hero

I’m one of those crazy people that love to celebrate the oddball fun holidays. If you follow It’s a Day…Really, they will tell you everything you need to know about what is going on. There was a day last week for hot tea. Of course, I had to celebrate. In keeping with some of my favorite fun things to do, did you know that later this week, January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Who can say no to popcorn? Miss H and I love whipping up our own fun toppings and watch all the princess movies we can find. Of course when it’s cold outside, we have to think of all the fun things to do!

Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite ways I pop and top popcorn, Easy Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn, and share some corny facts you may not know about our trusty friend the corn kernel.

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You can find out more fun facts and history over at Popcorn.org!

It may be the perfect snack ever. There, I just said it. The perfect snack.  Just think of the possibilities.

When it comes to snacking though, I love a good salty savory snack. As I’m focusing on my minimizing this year, I am continuing to be smart about what I eat and how much I eat. One snack that I can feel guilt free about is air popped popcorn. It’s delicious and a fantastic vehicle for so many flavor options. One way we like to enjoy popcorn at our house is Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn. If I had to pick a spice or a spice blend that we go through a lot of  it’s Italian blend seasoning. We use copious amounts of it regularly. Italian Blend is basically the kitchen sink of spices.  It’s just mix of thyme, basil, parsley, marjoram, oregano, and sage. Don’t worry, you can find this in your local grocers spice aisle easily. Another staple item we have on hand are wedges of Parmesan cheese. It just tastes so much better freshly grated, don’t you think? Paired together here it’s an Italian Match made in heaven. Here is how I make it.

Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn

Ingredients

In a small sauce pan combine EVOO and cloves of smashed garlic. Bring to a simmer. You’re just looking for the garlic to infuse the oil. Remove garlic and from heat and cool. Once cooled, add the Italian Blend Seasoning.

Pop your popcorn kernels. Be sure to salt your popcorn as well. Slowly drizzle the cooled EVOO Mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Don’t have Italian Blend on hand? You could easily substitute just basil or parsley. Just stay in the dried herbs over fresh. This is fancy enough for girls night out or casual enough for a football game or just an easy weekend snack. The saltiness of the Parmesan really stands out with just a hint of garlic, and it still feels like a hearty substantial snack.

So tell me, how do you like your popcorn? Salty? Sweet?

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14 responses to “Garlic Herb Parmesan Popcorn”

  1. I love popcorn!! These toppings sound so yummy!!

  2. Kim says:

    YUM! We are some big popcorn fans over here – I may need to give this one a go!

  3. Sara says:

    I saw that it was Popcorn Day this week and got excited! We’re going to have a popcorn treat!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love both salty and sweet!!

  4. Laura says:

    What an easy, tasty recipe!

  5. Eryka says:

    This look delicious!

  6. The popcorn looks delicious!!! I love gourmet style popcorn like this!!
    Angela
    http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

  7. Julie says:

    My kids have piano tonight so I just ate popcorn for dinner while they’re at their lessons. Thank for the recipe!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I have never thought to kick popcorn up like this with such flavor. We are huge popcorn lovers so I’m going to give this a try when we have a movie night.

  9. Samantha says:

    I never thought to add garlic and cheese on my popcorn! great idea! Sounds delicious!!!! I am a salt lover on popcorn typically but this adds so much more flavor!

  10. Jacki says:

    This looks like such a tasty recipe! I can’t wait to try it

  11. ellie says:

    I am so trying this on the weekend! This combbines all mt favourite things: popcorn, garlic and herbs!! yummy!

    Ellie
    http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

  12. Taylor says:

    Popcorn is one of my favorites too! This looks so good!

  13. Annie says:

    OMG this sounds so so good! I need to try this, popcorn is my favorite snack!

    -Annie
    http://www.discoveringyourhappy.com

  14. This looks so good. And total side note, your photography is so on point! I need to learn from you. 🙂

    I love me some popcorn. LOL I think I started at my screen a little too long.

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