I had bookmarked this pizza popcorn from Tastes of Lizzy while doing Whole 30, and I tried out the recipe during the SuperBowl weekend. The flavors are spot on, but I think I'd reduce the popcorn a bit to give the popcorn a stronger flavor.
Worth repeating as a fun snack food for a party, especially if you have a million cans of tomato paste to use ... my husband bought me a year's supply.
1 1/4 cups unpopped popcorn
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. basil
3/4 tsp. parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella
the oven to 250°F, and line 2 or 3 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Pop the popcorn with the coconut oil, either using a stir popper or on the stove.
a small bowl, combine tomato paste, melted butter, oregano, basil,
parsley, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and salt. Mix to combine.
Taste to adjust seasonings.
the popcorn in a very large bowl, followed by the pizza sauce
mixture. With clean hands, mix to distribute the mixture into the
popcorn kernels. Spread
the popcorn kernels between the parchment-lined cookie sheets, and bake
until mostly dry, about 8-15 minutes (depending on your oven), tossing
every couple of minutes to help spread the pizza goodness.
A couple minutes before removing from the oven, sprinkle cheese evenly over the popcorn. Continue baking to melt.
Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely. Makes a plethora of popcorn!