Spicy Italian Popcorn

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Make your way towards the end zone with this flavor-packed Super Bowl snack.  A simple, quick recipe that will intercept the attention at any party! 

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  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Measure out ¼ cup kernels, and gently coat them in 1/8 teaspoon of canola oil in a small bowl.
  2. Place the coated popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag. Fold the top of the bag three times and seal tightly.
  3. Place the bag in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Remove bag, open top and shake well.   Seal bag again tightly and microwave and additional 1 minute 15 seconds. Repeat with the other ¼ cup of kernels.
  4. While the kernels are popping, in a large bowl mix together ¼ cup oil with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Add the popcorn into the bowl, and toss well with the flavorings until fully coated.

Serves 10

Nutrition Information
Per 1 cup serving
Calories: 85
Total Fat: 6.5 g
     Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Sodium: 135 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 6.5 g
     Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 1 g