Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

This year we are partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter and Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, to create recipes and share tips as part of Land O’Lakes Kitchen Conversations. We are super excited because we love Land O Lakes® Butter and we adore Ree. She is the sweetest gal on the planet. I’ll also be joined by some other wonderful gals: Brenda from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective and Julie from The Little Kitchen.

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We had our first event in February with a group of food bloggers during an online webinar. We talked about new food trends for 2013. Popcorn is supposed to be the favorite snack of 2013, so we created a savory popcorn recipe, Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn.


We love munching on popcorn so we are thrilled it’s THE snack of 2013. We usually make sweet popcorn recipes-Twix Caramel Popcorn, Biscoff Cookie Popcorn, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn are a few of our favorites. We decided to mix things up by creating a savory popcorn recipe and I’m so glad we did because this Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn is a new favorite!


We used Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, which comes in half sticks. The pre-measured half sticks are easy-to-use and are individually wrapped to keep the butter tasting fresher longer. And it was the perfect amount of butter for our popcorn recipe.


We melted the Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in a small pan and added garlic and fresh rosemary. We popped the popcorn on the stove and drizzled it with the garlic rosemary butter. We sprinkled freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a little salt over the popcorn and gave it a good toss.

The popcorn is garlicky, buttery, cheesy, and salty with a nice rosemary flavor. We devoured a bowl of popcorn while we watched a movie. This popcorn is perfect for movie night, game day, parties, or everyday snacking. I think it would also make a great gift. Package it up in a cute bag and pass it out to your friends and family.

Be a trendsetter in 2013 by making Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn. I know we will be making this easy popcorn recipe over and over this year.


Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Buttery popcorn with garlic, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese. This popcorn is perfect for movie night, game day, or everyday snacking.
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  • 4 tablespoons butter We used 1 half-stick Land 'O Lakes Sea Salt & Olive Oil Butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste


  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic and fresh rosemary. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until garlic is lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • To pop the popcorn, heat the canola oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat. Put a couple popcorn kernels into the oil to see if it is hot enough. If they pop, then it's ready.
  • Add the popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover the pan with a lid, remove from heat for about 30 seconds. Return the pan to the heat and gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. You will hear the popcorn popping. Keep the lid slightly ajar so the steam can escape. If you remove the lid completely, you will have a popcorn mess. When the popcorn is done popping, remove the pan from the heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Pour the butter, garlic, and rosemary mixture over the popcorn and gently toss. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the warm popcorn. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Note-you can use microwave or air-popped popcorn if you wish.

Have you tried this recipe?

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Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Land O’ Lakes for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program and this giveaway is being provided by Land O’ Lakes. All opinions are our own. We love Land O Lakes butter! 

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  1. This popcorn looks so delicious and would make a perfect snack. You have support from poor graduate students in California who mostly drool over your food images πŸ˜›

  2. I usually just eat plain buttered popcorn, but this recipe looks very good. I think I will try it with herbs and garlic! Yum!

  3. I eat popcorn almost every day! I eat it with butter or coconut oil and top it with nutritional yeast and stevia. Sounds crazy but I love the salty/cheezy with hint of sweet. LOVE this giveaway!!!!!

  4. Over the holidays I fell in love with Popcorn and peppermint drizzled with dark chocolate. I miss it, but was eating it way too much.

  5. I love my popcorn very traditional with just butter using coconut oil when popping. But after reading all of these options, I’m going to have to get creative and try some various things.

  6. My favorite popcorn is a recipe my dad has made since I was a kid, popcorn cooked in olive oil on the stove and while it’s hot tossed with fresh grated parmesan cheese and garlic salt…so good

  7. My fave is a recent one: Garrett’s brand chicago mix! (cheddar and caramel mixed). SO good!!

    At home I like to make a gooey marshmallow peanut butter popcorn.

  8. I love popcorn with a little butter, cinnamon, and a touch of sugar, but this savory popcorn sounds delicious too…anything with garlic, cheese and butter sounds great to me!

  9. WHAT a giveaway! FIrst off, I’ve never heard of that butter- I need to get my hands on it. I love love love popcorn. Kettle corn is my favorite.

  10. My favorite kind of popcorn is caramel popcorn.
    I follow you on facebook, pinterest and receive your e-mails.

  11. I make my popcorn in a brown paper bag in the microwave. Sometimes I put butter on it, but usually eat it plain. Love popcorn!! My mom made the best popcorn ever! Everyone wanted to have that when they came to our house. She had a special pan she used, made a ton of corn, then melted a stick or so of butter and lots of salt. It was probably horrible for you, but tasted so delicious. Nowadays, I am not eating like that and am trying to be healthier.

  12. I think I’ve only just had regular before, but friends of mine keep talking about truffle popcorn, and I’d love to try that!

  13. I’m a pretty traditional girl and my favorite popcorn is plain, well salted. No wait, I love it with hot sauce on it. My gosh it’s been so long I forgot about that! Darn, now I have to make some today!

  14. I’ve recently become enamored with different varieties of chocolate popcorn-like chocolate caramel corn πŸ™‚

  15. I LOVE popcorn. Plain (air popped, of course), caramel, kettle, Chicago mix. I just can’t eat it a few kernels at a time. I shovel in my mouth. Can’t help it!

  16. My favorite popcorn is at the movie theater or Garrett’s caramel popcorn in Chicago. OhMyGoodnessGracious, that’s some good tastin’ popcorn!!!!!!

  17. I like plain popcorn w/salt, but then again I’ve never had any homemade variations. I’m sure I’d like all sorts of popcorn if I experimented more.

  18. I love buttered popcorn but want to try healthier versions. Would love the popcorn equipment,

  19. My favorite popcorn is made by Pittsburgh Popcorn Company called Dark Chocolate Blackout – kettle corn drizzled with dark chocolate.

  20. We have just started eating homemade popcorn instead of the microwave kind and I am excited about trying some of these new recipes and that package of microwave making things would be perfect! Apparently, my husband knew that popcorn is the hot new trend in snacking this year, he is eating it up like crazy!

  21. I always enjoy a nice homemade popcorn and this savoury one sounds just perfect!

    (Cookies and cream popcorn is my favourite!)

  22. My favorite used to be jalapeno infused corn. Usually frying the peppers in the oil before popping the corn in the same oil. If you are lucky the peppers will get a little crispy and they are tasty bonus treats. But right now I am working to perfect a chipotle caramel corn. The first few batches have not come out just right, but have been addictive and delicious. When i get it right I will let you know.

  23. I’m pretty conservative when it comes to popcorn — real butter, plenty of it, and salt — although sometimes caramel corn grabs me as well. This recipe sounds great, and I plan to try it. Thanks!

  24. So excited about this giveaway! I am not a popcorn person, but my kids love it. And since you got us hooked on the Biscoff spread, I will now make them biscoff popcorn! πŸ™‚

  25. I love all kinds of popcorn and we make it at least twice a week, all homemade no microwave. I love the caramel kinds with different nuts. And also the good old butter and salt one.

  26. I love to melt butter and coconut oil together…then add a squeeze of honey…drizzle over my hot air-popped popcorn, then grind some salt on top. Yummmmmm…..

  27. I like popcorn sprinkled with bay spice powder (I discovered the combination as a way to use up some bay spice powder in my cabinet because I don’t eat seafood).

  28. I’m so boring…just smart pop microwave since it’s easy1 This giveaway could make me be more creative!!!!

  29. my favorite popcorn is stovetop,made with coconut oil, drizzled lightly with butter and a little salt with a good shake of nutritional yeast on it. NUM!

  30. I love just plain buttered popcorn, but I’ve been eager to try caramel popcorn at home for a long time. Maybe this week! We love popcorn in this house and have at least once a week for an afternoon snack. Thanks for the giveaway and the new recipe!

  31. My favorite popcorn is olive oil and kosher salt. Sometimes we mix it up and make a salty sweet version with some brown sugar added in. The orange and black bowl is great!

  32. Easily my favorite popcorn is “dad’s special” that he’d make every sunday night. He made it in a gisnt pot on the stove with some oill and popcorn kernals. Then he”d season it with crazy things like garlic powder, parmesan cheese, mesquite seasoning and cumin!! Product = delicious! I alsways look forward to coming home for my dad’s special popcorn πŸ™‚

  33. I like popcorn with butter, chili powder, garlic salt, and nutritional yeast. It takes like chili cheese dip.

  34. Plain ole’ popped popcorn (in our family’s old air popper), and then shaken in a paper bag with melted butter slowly poured on it, and then a touch of popcorn salt shaken in…mmm

  35. Your peanut butter cup popcorn is amazing! I’ve brought it to a girl’s night, my sister’s bridal shower, and a kid’s birthday party and it has been loved everywhere I’ve taken it!

  36. My favorite type of popcorn is butter toffee! YUMMMO! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!

  37. I follow you on Pinterest (which is where I got the recipe for the popcorn balls with marshmallows, butter and brown sugar)!

  38. I love making popcorn in my Whirly Pop popcorn popper and sprinkling it with Magic Dust from the Peace, Love, and Barbeque recipe book by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe. I’d love the popcorn set that you’re giving away so I could make a double batch since it disappears so fast when I serve it.

  39. My favorite kind is kettle corn- the saturated kernels are the best with the drippings of sweet & sour crunch.

  40. My favorite popcorn is chocolate almond popcorn that I had years ago at a small store. I ate the entire bag in an hour!

  41. It’s a tie for me – I love kettle corn and I love white cheddar popcorn. I can’t decide which I love more, so it’s a tie πŸ™‚

  42. I actually sprinkle parmesan or rosemary (or both) on popcorn and it really kicks up the flavor! It’s not as decadent as movie popcorn with gobs of butter, but it really is good!

  43. My favorite kind of popcorn is air popped and sprinkled with butter and salt. But this one sounds sooooo good!

  44. Lately I’ve been drizzling our popcorn with melted coconut oil and sprinkling with sea salt. We love it!

  45. I never met a popcorn I didn’t like to be honest. But one of my favorites is just butter and salted popcorn.

  46. I always mean to make homemade popcorn and then I completely forget about the jar of kernels I have hidden in the back of the pantry. This combination of flavors is perfect!

  47. I’ve been thinking about getting a popcorn maker like the one you posted. On the stovetop just burns too often. I might risk it though to try this popcorn.

  48. Fave type of popcorn: butter and/or homemade popcorn with truffle oil and parm! and this recipe looks awesome too!

  49. My favorite is how my husband makes it. He pops it on the stove with lots of butter and salt for me and almost plain for himself and the kids.

  50. I follow your blog! truffle popcorn is my fav!!! i make it all the time with truffle oil and salt and then parm cheese! so good!

  51. Cooked in olive or avocado oil on the stove, drizzled with butter, salt, and Parmesan cheese. I make this at least once a week. But I’m going to try some of your recipes. These look amazing!

  52. My favorite popcorn is usually something sweet, like caramel popcorn, or the stuff you get at the theaters (I know, ew yuck!). But I think that’s only because I haven’t made this yet!

  53. I love lightly buttered popcorn sprinkled with Slap Ya’ Mama cajun seasoning. It’s buttery, spicy and fabulous.

  54. Oh wow, I love all of those flavors. I never thought to make popcorn with them though. Can’t wait to try it!

  55. I’m not entering the giveaway, Maria, but just wanted to say how much I love this popcorn flavor combo. Especially that rosemary…I’m always looking for a new way with that lovely herb!

  56. My favorite popcorn is popped in a brown paper bag and then topped with melted butter and grated Parmesan.

  57. My favorite kind of popcorn is kettle corn – lightly sweet, crunchy – usually eaten outdoors at some kind of fair. Thanks for putting my name in the drawing!

  58. I’m partial to popcorn with a chili lime butter! Yum! I’ll add your recipe to my weekend movie night offerings–sounds delicious!

  59. Hmm, I’d say just good ole’ buttery popcorn. Unless you added a shake of flavor, such as white cheddar! Yummy! Already get your RSS.

  60. We always love to make a Garlic Parm mix for the popcorn…I can’t believe that I never thought to add rosemary or basil. Thanks for the recipe because my taste buds are going to be dancing πŸ™‚

  61. We normally just have air popped with butter and popcorn salt. Occasionally we add siracha when the little one isn’t eating it too!

  62. Good old-fashioned, popped -on -the- stove and buttered is my favorite. Next fave: drizzled with caramel!

  63. Oh , MY! Maria, this sounds delicious! I usually just make plain popcorn with melted butter, but this is definitely a must-try asap. Many thanks!

  64. My husband has plain popcorn every night as a snack, but I would much rather have caramel. Thanks for this recipe! I’m salivating just reading it.

  65. I love pop corn any way! I’m really fond of cheese popcorn so this will be on my list! I wore out one of those poppers.they are wonderful.

  66. Popcorn made on the stove w/just butter and salt will always be my favorite and often times a big bowl of it is dinner! I also love gooey marshmallow caramel popcorn!

  67. Ive got a vegan daughter, so … she has introduced me to popcorn with olive oil (or coconut oil) with nutritional yeast and a little salt and pepper. Ive grown to really like it !

  68. My favorite way to eat popcorn is air-popped, drizzled with chili pepper infused olive oil, & sea salt. I can eat an entire bowl πŸ™‚

  69. I love popcorn in many different ways, but my favorite way is with salt, crushed red pepper, and some parmesan cheese!

  70. I’m trying to use LESS butter because of the horrors inflicted on the animals in the dairy industry. I actually found a tasty alternative, that is plant based called “Good Earth”.

  71. I have subscribed to you for awhile! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I am a sucker for kettle corn!

  72. I love popcorn slathered in butter mixed with brewer’s yeast (sounds weird but is absolutely delicious), and topped with a lot of Alpine Touch

  73. My favorite popcorn is buttered with both salt and coarse ground pepper added. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  74. My favorite popcorn is a combo of sweet and salty. We air pop it and then put salt and Truvia on it. Yum!

  75. We are total popcorn snobs! We get our popcorn directly from the Fancy Farms popcorn plant in tiny little Bernie, Missouri, even though we live 150 miles away in St. Louis. You can’t believe the difference in taste compared to a bag from the grocery store — and don’t get us started on the abomination that is microwave popcorn! We buy 50 pounds at a time, and sometime that doesn’t last very long. Our daughters in college in Arkansas and Massachusetts both have a year’s supply with them. We all use theater poppers on the stovetop.

  76. I love making stovetop popcorn (the only way I’ll eat it unless I’m at the movies). I like to keep mine simple with salt and cajun seasoning. But I’ll change it up with salt, pepper and parmesan. I’m willing to try chocolate.. nothing better than sweet and salty

  77. My favorite is butter flavored. Would love to have the prize so that I can make it with Land ‘O Lakes!

  78. i like plain air-popped popcorn, and sometimes when i get the cravings for sweet….caramel popcorn!

  79. I pop the popcorn on my stovetop in a fantastic, locally made popper and sprinkle with salt! Awesome, every time!

  80. I want a whole bowl of this right now, Maria!! Love that we get to work on a project together!! Can’t wait to see you in Austin!

  81. I’m embarrassed to admit this, because it is so un-gourmet, but I really love the popcorn you get at the movies with the melted butter on top!

  82. My favorite kind of popcorn has dark chocolate drizzled all over! Can’t help my sweet tooth cravings. πŸ˜›

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  83. My favorite food is popcorn. I eat it everyday!! My favorite popcorn is popped in coconut oil and sprinkled with pink himalayan salt. So yummy!

  84. Popcorn from our local movie theater. They let you put on your own butter!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. I’m a big fan of kettle corn! (that counts, right?) I think it has a good combo of sweet with a touch of salty. but outside of that, coat any type of popcorn in butter and salt and I’m game to eat it. πŸ™‚ clearly my snacking habits are not the healthiest…

  86. My favorite popcorn is just butter and salt – cooked on the stove (preferably by my mom – not sure why, but mine is just never quite as good as hers)!

  87. My favorite popcorn is from the movie theater! If I have to make it myself, I have a special flavoring called Flavacol, which is a seasoning I bought through Amazon that makes it taste like popcorn that you would get at a fair or ball park/entertainment venue!

  88. I like my popcorn popped with peanut oil and a tiny bit of salt and pepper. Plain, but so good!

  89. My favorite popcorn is popped in my old fashion popper and topped with lots of truffle salt! Yum!

  90. I love all popcorn!!! I want to try some of your specialty popcorn recipes!! What a great give away!!

  91. I tend to stick with just a little garlic salt but that rosemary idea is awesome! Why didn’t I think of that?

  92. I think my favorite popcorn, after your traditional butter and salt, is bacon popcorn made on the stove with bacon grease. Yum.

  93. If I’m at the movies…I can’t resist the smell and taste of freshly popped corn….otherwise I like my popcorn with a little cheese flavoring on it

  94. Love this butter, what a fun thing to be involved in. Your popcorn sounds amazing, we are HUGE popcorn fans in this house!

  95. My favorite kind of popcorn is white cheddar cheese, but your recipes looks amazing, so I might have a new favorite very soon!

  96. I am a huge kettle corn fan!! though this rosemary infusion could give it a run for it’s money…

  97. Favorite store-bought popcorn is Orville Redenbacher’s Tender White – can’t put my finger on why it’s so good but it is SO good. Otherwise, my favorite way to eat popcorn is to sprinkle truffle salt on it right after it comes out of the microwave. Delish!!

  98. My favorite kind of popcorn is what we call the Chicago mix – cheese popcorn and caramel corn mixed together! Delicious!