Buttery Pesto Popcorn

Buttery Pesto Popcorn @EclecticEveryday

My family absolutely loves popcorn. My husband makes a big bowl every night, literally. He makes so much popcorn, I finally bought hime one of those hot air poppers a few months ago. I love it so much because it pops popcorn, without any added oil. That way I can add some light butter without feeling so guilty about it.

Since we have popcorn everyday, I try to think of some unique, but easy toppings we can quickly add. We’ve done buffalo ranch popcorn, sweet paprika popcorn, spicy chili popcorn, plus many more. It makes a great after dinner snack that’s pretty healthy, as long as you don’t add too much butter.

A few nights ago, I got the idea to take some leftover prepared basil, mixed buth butter to pour over our popcorn. It was so quick and easy to melt the butter and just pour it over the air popped corn. And the best part is it tasted amazing!

Buttery Pesto Popcorn @EclecticEveryday

 

Since June is Dairy month, I wanted to share a couple of super simple snack recipes that included dairy. There are lots of nutritious and light options in the refrigerated dairy isle that are not only staples in our kitchens but are also key ingredients to some special snack recipes like this buttery pesto popcorn.

With my ongoing EasyHomeMeals.com and the NFRA (National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association) I wanted to share my passion for all things dairy. There’s more to the dairy isle than what meets the eye, if you look closely, you’ll see  see there’s a creative, fun side to these foods that’s beyond cool and waiting to be unleashed.

Refrigerated Dairy Items are filled with delicious goodness. They are made from real, simple, fresh, farm-grown ingredients and can be customized to fit within a well-balanced lifestyle. Ingredients like butter, milk, cream and cheeses are not only wholesome and nutritious, they also taste incredible and leaves the whole family feeling satisfied.

There’s so many creative possibilities within the dairy isle too. From using Greek Yogurt for a soup or creating a minty cookie with coffee creamer, the refrigerated dairy aisle is a destination for culinary inspiration

And lets not forget about delectable bites, whether they’re sweet or savory, the refrigerated dairy aisle offers it all.

For more mealtime inspiration, visit www.EasyHomeMeals.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too!

NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated dairy foods industry, including distributors, logistics providers, manufacturers, retailers/wholesalers and suppliers. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, NFRA is the sponsor of March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and October Cool Food for Kids educational outreach program. NFRA provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities at EasyHomeMeals.com. For additional information on NFRA or to find recipes or tips, visit NFRAweb.org or EasyHomeMeals.com.

This post sponsored by NFRAweb.org. I was compensated for my time. All opinions 100% mine.

2 Responses to “Buttery Pesto Popcorn”

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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 26, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    This is perfect for movie night!

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