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Ready for the best mashup in the universe? Pizza Popcorn!! All the flavors in pizza – Tangy tomato, aromatic basil, oregano, garlic powder and crushed pepper flakes are baked into popped corn kernels. And of course, vast amounts of cheese – Because pizza must always have cheese! Try this addicting Pizza Popcorn today!
So pizza and popcorn. Everyone loves them. There is something comforting and homey about pizza and popcorn. Pizza is that one easy meal you gravitate towards when you’re feeling rushed, or that comforting dish when you feel super blue. Pizza is what think of when you’ve earned a cheat meal. Pizza with its intoxicating scent and perfectly balanced flavors. Pizza is somewhere in the brain.
Popcorn is for nights in. Cold nights watching movies hugging on your hunny or cuddling the kiddos. Popcorn is first dates and hanging out with friends. Its unmistakable scent draws you in and before you know it, you’ve eaten a bucket full.
Naturally I had to combine the two. Oh, yeah – I went there. Pizza flavored popcorn. I took all the flavors of traditional pizza – Tomato sauce, spices, and cheese – And mixed them into a super flavorful pizza popcorn situation.
This popcorn comes together quickly. And yes, there is some baking time. It’s quick, though.
You pop popcorn using your favorite popcorn popping method (this sentence makes me giggle).
I used tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. I discovered the hard way: Tomato sauce makes popcorn soggy.
To the tomato paste I added melted butter, basil, oregano, parsley, a little garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. All my pizza favorites. I urge you to play with the flavors here. Go hard on the basil if that’s your deal.
This yummy pizza sauce is mixed into a giant bowl of popcorn and baked until dry. Make sure you divide the popcorn between two cookie sheets before baking. This ensures even baking and prevents a soggy popcorn kernel situation. I almost forgot: Just before the popcorn is out of the oven – Finely grated cheese – Mozzarella and parmesan. You can do either/or. I highly encourage both. It’s mind blowing.
So there you have it. This addicting mashup – Popcorn that tastes like pizza. Saucy, spicy, cheesy.
You may have found a new spirit animal.