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Parmesan and Oregano Popcorn Recipe

This simple popcorn recipe is healthy too! Tossed with freshly grated parmesan cheese, dried oregano, you’ll enjoy a pop of flavor in every bite!

Parmesan and Oregano Popcorn Recipe

Popcorn has always been a family favorite at my house! Freshly popped popcorn that’s been cooked on the stove, sprinkled with coarse salt and heaped into a gigantic stainless steel bowl has kicked off many a Friday night. Awwwwwwwww, diving into that salty crunch is heaven. Talk about simple pleasures.

Parmesan and Oregano Popcorn Recipe

But have you ever tried popcorn that has been tossed in a smattering of olive oil then sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese, dried oregano and red pepper flakes? It’s like a party in your mouth. Savory, salty, spicy deliciousness that will satisfy any snack attack. If fact, this popcorn recipe will take snacking to a whole new level. And it’s healthy to boot!

This popcorn recipe is perfect for snacking but it also works as a quick and whimsical appetizer and it would be a perfect addition to any game day spread.

Parmesan and Oregano Popcorn Recipe

It’s even been known to double as supper or a quick breakfast at my house too.

You’d better believe that our weekend will begin with the sound of kernels popping against a glass lid, followed by that intoxicating smell of freshly popped popcorn. Hope yours does too.

Here’s the yummy recipe…

Parmesan and Oregano Popcorn Recipe
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6 servings
This simple popcorn recipe is healthy too! Tossed with freshly grated parmesan cheese, dried oregano, you’ll enjoy a pop of flavor in every bite!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (one tablespoon for cooking and the other for tossing)
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • salt to taste
  1. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the bottom of a dutch oven.
  2. Pour one cup of popcorn kernels (or as much that will cover the bottom of the pan)
  3. Place dutch oven on stove and cook at med-high heat while shaking the pan. Continue to shake the pan until all of the kernels are popped. Then remove from heat.
  4. Pour popcorn into a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle olive oil and warm popcorn and toss until coated.
  6. Rub dried oregano between the palms of your hands to release oils and crush the leaves into smaller pieces. Sprinkle over popcorn.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  8. Grate at least one cup of parmesan cheese and salt to taste and toss popcorn until evenly distributed.
  9. Enjoy!


Inspire Snacks

An Evening with Orville & Sandra Dee (and a Giveaway)


After a looooooooong week I’m always ready to just crash. But somehow it never quite seems to work out that way. You see I’ve got two sweet little girls…well, actually a 10 yr old and a teenager.

*cough, cough*

How on earth it is possible that I have a teenager I’ll never know.

But let’s just say that trying to decide what to do each weekend that appeals to each of the four family members in my home has become, well, downright impossible.

That was until Orville Redenbacher came back into my life. Remember him? Takes me back to my teen days and the commercials that would echo throughout the house…”or my name isn’t Orville Redenbacher” while I was dramatically delivering MY own plea to my parents about wanting to see MY friends NOT hang with the family.

Le sigh.

What comes around goes around.

You see I was invited to try some the Orville Redenbacher “Pop & Win” microwave popcorn recently and my mind began racing. I decided that it would be the perfect bribe addition to a family movie night! So I informed the kids that there would be plenty of popcorn…

and that they would get to pick the movie…

(gulp) and a family night was set into motion. To my delight they decided on one of my all time favorite movie musicals -“GREASE.”

I was a happy mama.

In between the countless sing-a-longs by myself & My Yanni (and occasional eye-rolling by the children) we all had fun taking turns tossing the bags of popcorn into the microwave and waiting in suspense to see if we had won!

The kids soon started to realize that it wasn’t all that bad spending time with the rents.


And then guess what? After about 3 bags of popping…


And then they really started realizing that it wasn’t that bad spending time with the rents.

We won 50 free prints from Snapfish Photo! How cool is that?!? One in every six bags is a winner! And you have a chance to win Wii™ console and games, HDTVs, laptops, movies and more!

The nice folks at Orville Redenbacher even included these darling popcorn boxes and some movie candy too!

Would you just look at that gorgeous popcorn?


Our Friday movie night was complete. And everyone was happy.

With a little bit of, Look at me I’m Sandra Dee

and… Together foreverrrrrrr, like shoo bop doo wadda wadda yippity boom de boom….

I’m pretty sure that it’s safe to say, a family movie night paired with some delish Orville Redenbacher popcorn sure does go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong…

I’ll stop now.

O.k. time for the giveaway!

One winner will receive the Pop & Win microwave popcorn, the darling popcorn boxes, some movie candy AND one Redbox code for a free movie! Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite song from Grease and don’t worry if you’ve never seen the movie, you can just tell me what YOUR all time favorite movie is!

That’s easy enough, right?

Giveaway starts today, Friday March 11, 2011 and will end Monday March 14, 2011 at midnight. I will announce one lucky winner on Tuesday!

Good Luck and have a great weekend!

Hopefully it won’t zip by like, GREASE Lightnin’.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.


Thanks to the nice folks at Orville Redenbacher for sponsoring this fun giveaway!

We have a winner!

I LOVED reading all of your answers, sounds like everyone has a favorite song from the movie Grease!

Would love to have a sing-a-long with all of right now…

But don’t worry I won’t. It’s time to reveal the winner of the Orville Redenbacher giveaway.

Are ya ready?

It was… Jennifer!

Who said- “You’re the one that I want

Congratulations Jennifer! I’ll be emailing you with the prize details!

Thanks everyone this sure was FUN!