Parmesan Dill & Garlic Popcorn {giveaway}

We’ve been popping alot of corn lately. In alot of different ways.

I just got tired of the too-easy-to-not-use microwave bags that only left me yearning for real butter and my own perfect amount of salt. So I set out on experimentation, trying different methods. And this is what I have happily and confidently settled upon:

Perfecto Popcorn
by Bridget at Bake at 350

Perfecto Popcorn is truly perfect in every way. It requires no special equipment, only a pot with a lid and some oil. I’ve used this method many times over the past couple of weeks, and am repeatedly amazed at the small amount of unpopped kernels (0 to 3 per batch) left in the pan of perfectly popped corn. I admit that my air popper was old (college days kind of old), but the amount of kernels it left unpopped was not cool. And since finding Bridget’s technique, that old air popper no longer resides in our home.  :wink:

Popcorn was a regular treat in our house growing up. We used an air popper or, if we got lucky, Dad would make popcorn using the stovetop popper. If we got super duper lucky during the winter, he would pop corn in his black long-handled popper over the fire in the living room fireplace. And for our munching entertainment, the TV was probably tuned into either The Lawrence Welk Show or Hee Haw. Those were great nights in the Klein home.

Times have definitely changed, along with our TV show line-up, but popcorn still remains a favorite treat in our family. My dad and Blake’s dad never tire of it, and when we’re visiting each other, there’s usually a big bowl of popcorn passed around during the evening.

I recently participated in a webinar hosted by Land O’Lakes and Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman). I was on the phone with Ree. Kind of.

She was every bit as warm and welcoming and witty as she is on her blog – and her Food Network TV show. Now that’s a program I’m proud to sit my kids in front of the TV for! And that’s exactly what you’ll find our family watching when we’re home on a Saturday morning – indulging in a little time on the ranch with cattle, horses, dogs, cats, kids, REAL cowboys and cowgirls, and amazing food. Our little Tessa is completely glued to the set the entire time, with her eyes peeled for a sighting of horses and Charlie.

During the webinar, Ree shared all the ways she’s been using the new Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt from Land O’Lakes. From making pan sauces to basting to sautéing, it all sounded delicious to me!

And when I tried the new butter for myself? Well, I can say that I was born again in Ree’s Church of Butter. It’s deliciously creamy, as butter should be, but with a slightly lighter quality from the olive oil. And the salt is subtly and beautifully perfect.

With my first taste, all I could think was…I bet this is amazing on popcorn!

And it is.

I vow to always have this new butter in my fridge, if only for the heightened enjoyment it brings to popcorn.

Along with all my popping technique experimentation, I have also been playing around with flavoring the popped corn. My favorite version so far is this Parmesan Dill & Garlic Popcorn,which is mostly due to my having a thing for dill lately. Sprinkled on my eggs, over my potatoes, in my salads…the dill has been making me a very happy girl. And it surely does not disappoint on popcorn.

If you’re looking for a little something extra special in your popcorn bowl, give this recipe a try. It starts out with a drizzle of melted Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and is finished off with a blend of Parmesan and dried dill, garlic, and onion. It’s yummy. Completely yummy.

Parmesan Dill & Garlic Popcorn

Yield: 12 cups


  • 12 c. popped corn (from about 1/2 c. unpopped kernels)
  • 4 T. (one conveniently sized half-stick) Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, melted
  • 1 T. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried dill (or a bit less if using fresh dill)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • your favorite salt, if desired


In a small bowl, stir together the Parmesan, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Set a side.

While the popcorn is still warm, drizzle half the melted butter over the popcorn in a fine stream. Using a large wooden spoon, gently toss the popcorn a few times. Then repeat again with the remaining butter.

Spoon half of the Parmesan mixture over the popcorn and gently toss. Repeat with the remaining Parmesan mixture.

The Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt has a nice saltiness to it, but if you like your popcorn more salty, sprinkle more on at the end. And, of course, if you like it more buttery, go ahead and melt more of that delicious butter!



from a farmgirl's dabbles


I’m oh-so-excited to offer up a “Ree’s Cooking Essentials” gift package!

 This gift package from Land O’Lakes includes:

To enter the giveaway, please use the widget below to sign in. There are 3 ways to enter, with one being a comment. Don’t be concerned if you don’t see your comment in the blog comment section below – comments for the giveaway will NOT appear below. But, rest assured, you WILL be entered in the giveaway!

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This giveaway is open to US residents and ends at 12:01 am EST on June 26th. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received one “Ree’s Cooking Essentials” package for myself and one package to offer to my readers, as a thank you for my participation in the mentioned webinar with Land O’Lakes and Ree Drummond. All text and opinions are 100% my own. I do love this new butter! (And Ree!) 


38 Responses to “Parmesan Dill & Garlic Popcorn {giveaway}”

  1. #
    Mom — June 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This sounds so yummy!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — June 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Thank you so much for the linky love! :) I’m going to try jazzing my popcorn up like you did….that sounds FABULOUS!!!

    PS….I love butter.

  3. #
    tonya zimmerman — June 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I love popcorn and I am so excited to try this recipe. Thank you!

  4. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    This combination sounds awesome! Yum!

  5. #
    Diane — June 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Sounds yummy!!!

  6. #
    Pattie — June 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This looks wonderful–can’t wait to try it!

  7. #
    Darcie — June 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Looks great!

  8. #
    Cassie — June 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I adore popcorn. These flavors are the best too! I haven’t found the Olive Oil and Sea Salt butter yet but I love their small sticks. This is awesome!

  9. #
    chari — June 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Would love to win!

  10. #
    Audra — June 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Wow this is amazing give-a-way!!!

  11. #
    Megan — June 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Have you tried putting unpopped kernels in a paper bag an putting it in the microwave? You turn the microwave on high for about 4 minutes but you only cook it until the popping calms down or you will burn the popcorn.. This is great when you’re in a hurry and you still get to season it yourself….

    • Brenda replied on June 14th, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Hi Megan! Yes, I’ve been experimenting with that, too. It works fine, but I’m always left with either alot of unpopped kernels or burned popcorn. I haven’t perfected that method – I’ll keep working at it! :)

    • TiffH replied on June 27th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      I make popcorn every weekend with this method only I have Never put it in there for 4 minutes! I put about 1/4th of a cup of kernels in a lunch size paper sack, fold the top 3 or 4 times in very small increments, and cook for 1 min 48 sec on high in a 1100 watt microwave. I normally have 5-10 unpopped kernels. This is enough for 2, and because its so easy you can always pop more! Also use popcorn salt, its a finer grain and sticks to the popped corn better.

  12. #
    Meagan B — June 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Love finding ways to spice up bland popcorn!

  13. #
    Amy Tong — June 13, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I love my pop corn with a little bit sea salt, a few spray of olive oil…in a big bowl along with my favorite movie. Sometimes, I do crave for the sweet ones, my favorite on the sweet side is caramel corn drizzled wit dark chocolate.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  14. #
    Lucy Kona — June 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Super recipe! :lol: I love this popcorn and these pieces of white popcorn makes me so hungry to try it now. And Thanks for this allocation. :lol:

  15. #
    Lisa | With Style and Grace — June 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I had no idea there was flavored butter! Oh how I love a big bowl of popcorn and this flavor combination sounds delicious!

    • Brenda replied on June 14th, 2012 at 7:30 am

      That butter is really, really nice. It’s really all I need on my popcorn. But this seasoning is fun for a change-up!

  16. #
    Judy — June 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    One of my favorite childhood memories is the two brown grocery bags my father would fill with popcorn and the perfect amount of butter and salt for us to take to the drive in. Perfection.

    • Brenda replied on June 14th, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Ahhhh…that’s a great popcorn memory!!

  17. #
    Ms. T — June 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    All above looks interesting..

  18. #
    Angela S — June 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I will have to try your popcorn recipe – looks yummy!

  19. #
    Kim — June 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Sounds great to me…we LOVE popcorn- especially on Sunday evenings!

    • Brenda replied on June 15th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Yes, I LOVE a Sunday evening bowl of popcorn, too! :)

  20. #
    Vonnie — June 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! I can’t wait to start a new popcorn tradition in y family!

  21. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome giveaway! And man, I’m totally loving this popcorn. I recently received a sample of the Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and I absolutely loved it. I have a couple of sticks left so I’ll be sure to make this!

    • Brenda replied on June 15th, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Hi Chung-Ah – hope you like it!!

  22. #
    Susan Ladd — June 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Yummy popcorn!! I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!

    • Brenda replied on June 15th, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Thank you, Susan!

  23. #
    Land of Love — June 18, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Ahhh… I love my pop corn. After read it I can’t wait to start a new popcorn tradition.
    I want to thank you for this awesome sweep :D

  24. #
    CateS — June 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Sunday popcorn… a family tradition!!

  25. #
    Diane Baum — June 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    This sounds wonderful

  26. #
    Russell — June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    this look so goood my kids love popcorn also :)

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    A dairy princess cooks — July 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I love the idea of dill and garlic…I will definitely be trying it. I like to mix chili powder, paprika, and Parmesan cheese together. When I make my stove top recipe, I heat up the oil and let one kernel pop before adding the remaining corn, and I add a tablespoon of butter at the same time…so you get the butter flavor, popped into the corn


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