Parmesan Rosemary Snack Mix

parmesan rosemary snack mix

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So, are you a football watcher? I used to be more of a football fan, but since marrying a South African who really only took an interest in rugby, I haven’t been much of a sports watcher. That even includes hockey #badcanadian

While I may not be the biggest football fan, I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl! It’s so full of energy and excitement, and the half-time show is always exciting. Plus, I love the SNACKS! If I had it my way, I’d snack my way through the day, instead of eating three solid meals. I love constantly munching on a variety of foods in small doses! Unfortunately, the rest of my family expects their breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One of my favourite snacks is popcorn! It’s so versatile; you can have classic buttery popcorn, or sweet popcorn like my domino popcorn, or a salty-sweet combo like my trail mix popcorn. My newest love is this parmesan rosemary mix!

Quinn Snacks generously gave me a variety of their microwave popcorn to try, and this flavour was one of my favourites! You might remember my cranberry almond popcorn balls from earlier this year, made with their maple kettle corn (yum). Apparently I REALLY like popcorn!

This snack mix hits all the right notes. Savory parmesan, flavourful rosemary and all sorts of salty with the addition of salted peanuts, cashews and pretzels. As with many of my recipes, you can always change out those additions for others if you so choose.

parmesan rosemary snack mix

While the microwave popcorn I used was already flavoured with parmesan and rosemary, I added a kickstart to the flavour with some additional (you guessed it) parmesan and rosemary! If you’re not using the flavoured popcorn from Quinn and are just using plain popcorn, feel free to double the garlic and rosemary amounts for that real punch of taste.

Start by simmering some fresh rosemary and mashed garlic cloves in olive oil to bring out the flavours. Once it cooks for a while, remove the pan from heat, and remove the rosemary sprigs and garlic. The oil will be SO delicious, and ready to pour all over your popcorn mix!

You can make this popcorn the day before the big game (or any game) to save yourself some time, but I caution, you might eat it all before you’re able to set it out on the snack table. It’s slightly addictive!!

Parmesan Rosemary Snack Mix

Parmesan Rosemary Snack Mix

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Parmesan Rosemary Snack Mix

Parmesan Rosemary Snack Mix


  • Author: Katherine
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7-8 cups 1x

Description

Up your snack mix game with a touch of sophistication by adding freshly grated parmesan, along with rosemary and garlic infused olive oil to the dish! A versatile, addictive snack that’s perfect for game day or any other gathering!


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Ingredients

  • 6 cups air-popped popcorn (1 bag of Quinn microwave popcorn)*
  • 3 cups mini twist pretzels
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary*
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed*
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Microwave the Quinn popcorn, and add the designated seasoning bags OR air-pop 6 cups of popcorn (about 1/4 cup kernels). Empty the popcorn into a large bowl. Add the pretzels, cashews and peanuts and toss to combine.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil, fresh rosemary and mashed garlic cloves. Heat the oil until hot, then “cook” the garlic and rosemary for 3-4 minutes before removing from heat. Remove the garlic and discard (or eat). Remove the rosemary, but keep the leaves and mince them.ย 
  3. Drizzle the olive oil all over the snack mix, and add the rosemary leaves. Toss to combine. Add the fresh parmesan and serve!ย 

The popcorn is served best fresh, but leftovers are still delicious 1-2 days after! Store in an airtight container.


Notes

  1. I used the Quinn brand of parmesan rosemary popcorn
  2. I would suggest increasing this to 2 rosemary sprigs if not using the parmesan rosemary microwave popcorn flavor
  3. I use the side of a wide knife blade to smash the garlic.
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Up your snack mix game with a touch of sophistication by adding freshly grated parmesan, along with rosemary and garlic infused olive oil to the dish! A versatile, addictive snack that\'s perfect for game day or any other gathering! #popcorn #snackmix #superbowl #gamedaysnacks #snacks #rosemary #parmesan

28 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Girl, we’re 100% cut from the same cloth. I always eat breakfast but most days find myself snacking instead of having real meals. It makes life more interesting to have a little of everything! And this snack mix sounds perfect for the Super Bowl or just a Monday when I don’t feel like making a real dinner :). Have a great week, Katherine!

  2. This sounds incredible! The rosemary with the parmesan! Yum!!

  3. I put rosemary on everything! Great flavor combo Katherine

  4. YUM! I love popcorn, too, and this is a delicious way to jazz it up!!

  5. Loving the flavor of this snack mix Katherine! Perfect for Super Bowl!

  6. mmm. . . this snack mix looks wonderful.

  7. yes, PLEASE! this looks so addictive with all that garlic and cheese and rosemary (:

  8. I love popcorn and in this snack mix with Parmesan (!) and Rosemary (!), what could be better? Youโ€™re right, perfect for mega-snack day, er, Super Bowl Sunday! Thanks!

  9. crumbtopbaking

    This snack mix hits all the right flavours Katherine! I’m not much into football, but like you, I enjoy the super bowl. I enjoy the food and the festivities. I will never understand what is actually going on in the game! Besides, I’ll be too busy devouring all the snacks!

  10. I love football but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t care about the food. Especially this year when nobody I care about is in it! haha . There’s something about the rosemary parmesan combo that I love so much so I’d be all over this snack mix!

  11. I don’t think this popcorn will have any chance of surviving until the next day for me. The temptation will be too much! Rosemary, garlic, and parmesan combo is so good! I haven’t watched a game all year but now that our local boys are in the Super Bowl (go Pats!), I’ll be watching…but will mostly pay attention to the food and halftime ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I love a good Super Bowl party, but for me it’s 100% about the food. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d be gobbling down this snack mix for sure – so many flavors and textures I love!

  13. Not a football fan, but definitely a snack fan, especially popcorn! Love the added goodies in here too, especially the rosemary! I could polish off this entire batch myself, I’m sure! Hope you have a lovely upcoming weekend, Katherine ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  14. Perfect snack for Super Bowl!! Fancy yet yummy. Sure to impress ๐Ÿ™‚

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