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Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning

Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning

Here’s an easy one to whip up before your next movie night–Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning!  All it takes is some Parmesan cheese, a food processor, and a few household ingredients from your spice rack.

Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning. The perfect cheesy herby blend to sprinkle on your popcorn.

Oh-and an air popper.  If you aren’t already popping your popcorn with an air popper, I highly suggest getting one!  I know, the microwave bags taste good and are conveniently easy  (totally guilty here, I used to eat a bag a night!), but unfortunately, they aren’t the greatest for you.  I did a little research, and found out that not only is the microwave popcorn itself unhealthy, the bag is too!  Each bag is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid, the stuff found in teflon pots and pans.  Eek!  Then you’ve got the artificial butter flavoring, which is loaded with partially hydrogenated oils and a slew of other chemicals I can’t even pronounce.  So, while an occasional bag here and there is fine (all in moderation, right!), for the most part, we’ve ditched the microwave popcorn at our house now. And I have to say, we really don’t miss it!Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning. The perfect cheesy herby blend to sprinkle on your popcorn.

Mmm, how do you like your popcorn seasoned?  Just a sprinkle?  Or fully loaded?  When it comes to seasonings, I personally like to load it on thick!  This seasoning has got all your taste buds covered–it’s salty, a little smoky sweet from the paprika, with just the right amount of cheesy Italian herb flavor to send you into snacking heaven.

Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning. The perfect cheesy herby blend to sprinkle on your popcorn.

And the best part is it is all natural.  You can pronounce every one of these ingredients, I promise.  So go ahead and dig in.

Happy Snacking!

Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning. The perfect cheesy herb blend to sprinkle on your popcorn or add to your favorite vegetable or potato dishes.
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Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning

The perfect cheesy herb blend to sprinkle on your popcorn!

Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2` tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, and mix, on high, until finely minced.  

    Drizzle a mixture of melted butter and olive oil over air popped popcorn, then sprinkle the popcorn seasoning on top, and mix well.

    Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough for two large batches of air popper popcorn.  Store leftover seasoning in an airtight container in the fridge.  

You can also use this seasoning on homemade french fries or roasted vegetables!

 



9 thoughts on “Parmesan Herb Paprika Popcorn Seasoning”

  • My husband and I make a batch of popcorn almost every night. We always just stick with butter and salt (and I’m with you when it comes to heavy seasoning!), but this spice mixture looks like a delicious combo. Pinning for later so he can make some for me!!

  • Right on, we are huge popcorn fans over here as well! Another popcorn topping favorite here is melted butter and nutritional yeast. And you can’t go wrong with plain butter and salt, too! Yum!:)

  • Popcorn happens at least once a week around here, if not more, and I love to change it up with different seasonings. I’ve never made one with parmesan, it sounds so yummy! I make mine on the stove, but may need to look into getting an air popper now 😉

    • Yum, I haven’t had it that way in years, reminds me of when I was a kid! An air popper is definitely easier, but I do love good old fashioned stove popped popcorn, too!

  • I LOVE popcorn. Love! So this is so awesome that you have a recipe for me to switch up my flavours! I personally like to load it up with the seasoning thick, but I end up wearing most of it at the front of my shirt while eating it haha! 🙂

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