[1] Pepperoni popcorn. This original recipe from The Popcorn Board didn’t contain tomato powder, which we added (photo © The Popcorn Board).


[2] Tomato flakes are available from The Spice Lab. Tomato powder is another option.


[3] Turkey pepperoni (photo © Applegate Naturals).

 

The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn as a versatile, whole-grain snack. They excel in finding new and creative ways to use popcorn—from skillet bread and meatloaf to ice cream sandwiches and many, many flavored popcorn recipes and holiday treats. Their latest recipe is popcorn with the seasoning of pepperoni pizza.

The recipe is below. We added tomato flakes to the seasoning for an all-out pizza flavor. The tomato flakes (or the finer-grained tomato powder) may give a Cheetos-type dusting to your fingertips, but just like the orange cheese dust, it’s worth it.

> Check out many more popcorn recipes, both savory and sweet, from The Popcorn Board.

> Take a look at the history of popcorn.

> Have you ever had popcorn salad? Use some of the pepperoni pizza popcorn to top salad greens.
 
 
WHAT ARE TOMATO FLAKES & TOMATO POWDER?

Tomato flakes and tomato powder are seasonings that add tomato flavor to any savory recipe: breads, chili, eggs, meats, pasta and pizza, salads, sauces, smoothies, soups, stews, and even tomato juice.

Add them to potatoes and rice, enhance salad dressing, and mix them into sour cream or yogurt for a dip.

Both products are made from dehydrated tomatoes and contain all the lycopene, vitamins A and C, and other nutrients of fresh tomatoes.
 
 
RECIPE: PEPPERONI PIZZA POPCORN

If you don’t have time to get tomato flakes or powder, make the recipe without it.

Ingredients

  • 12 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 3/4 cup turkey pepperoni, cut into bite-size bits
  • Olive-oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato powder or flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
  • Black pepper, to taste
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    Preparation

    1. COMBINE the Parmesan cheese, spices, and seasonings in a small bowl; mix well.

    2. PLACE the popcorn and turkey pepperoni in a large bowl; spray lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle the popcorn and pepperoni with cheese and spice mixture and toss to coat evenly.

     
     

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