Pesto Popcorn

You know when you think you've come up with a truly great idea? An idea no one else in the world has ever had. Like when I was about 8  and my sister and I started putting honey on cheddar cheese. We thought we were the first people ever to have come up with that idea. (It was quite a shock to me when I first saw honey served on a cheese and charcuterie plate, seriously)

Pesto Popcorn

I feel a little like that today. I thought I was the first person on the planet to come up with the idea to put pesto on their popcorn. Pesto plus popcorn, I mean, it does seem a little strange, right?

Turns out that somebody beat me to that idea. A whole lot of people beat me to that idea. There are 1,350,000 different results for pesto popcorn on Google. If this were a race, I would have seriously lost.

Luckily it's not a race. And if you haven't already joined the pesto popcorn fan club, you should. Do you love pesto? Silly question, I know. Do you love popcorn? Another silly question, I know. Then you're going to love pesto popcorn.

It's nothing but cheesy, basil-y, popcorn-y goodness. Welcome to the club!

Pesto Popcorn
Pesto Popcorn

Pesto Popcorn

Pesto popcorn is the ultimate snack. It's salty, cheesy and super flavourful. I promise you won't make it far through your movie before it's gone!

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  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt, to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn kernels so they cover the bottom of the pot in a single layer.
    2 tablespoons cooking oil, 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • When the popcorn starts to pop, lift the pot just barely off of the element and shake it back and forth until the corn stops popping. Remove the pot from the heat and pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Toss the popcorn to coat with pesto and parmesan cheese. Season to taste with sea salt.
    2 tablespoons pesto, 2 ounces grated parmesan cheese, Sea salt
Serving: 1 serving = ¼ of the recipe, Calories: 306kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 580mg, Potassium: 130mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 274IU, Calcium: 172mg, Iron: 1mg
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