Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil


Little Chef A was looking for a fun dessert or snack to make. We ran across Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil from one of Giada De Laurentiis’ shows and decided we need to try it. This recipe was different from other popcorn we make at home because of the infused oil. It was very simple and very quick to make. Just add a few sprigs of rosemary to a saucepan with some olive oil. Let cook for 5 minutes then let it cool to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator for up to one month.

The rosemary infused oil was poured into a saucepan and the popcorn kernels were added.

Next Little Chef A swirled the oil around the pan to coat all the kernels. Now it was time to get Dad’s help. He is the popcorn maker in our house. Little Chef A calls him the “master of popcorn” which I’m sure makes his day each time he hears those words.

After a minute or so we began hearing a few pops. Little Chef A immediately echoed those pops she heard one after another. Dad showed her his technique for shaking the popcorn in the pan. However, her hands are not as large so Dad had to hold the lid on while she shook it so the popcorn would not burn.

When the popping stopped Little Chef A poured the popcorn into a large bowl.

Once again Dad showed his technique of drizzling. She was using the rosemary infused olive oil, he uses butter, but its the same motion. Little Chef A had a very hard time with this skill. She couldn’t figure out how to tip the spoon to drizzle just a small stream without drizzling the entire spoonful in one small place. Dad was getting a little frustrated his technique was not being followed exactly.

Little Chef A sprinkled on some fine sea salt herself. She was VERY heavy handed like her Dad…well she surpassed him. It seems to be a family trait from that side of the family to over salt everything!

The Little Chefs enjoyed such a different but familiar taste on popcorn, which is very familiar to them. They all gave it a thumbs up and a green light to make it again. Little Chef A did say “I think it has too much salt. It is quite salty.” She was correct!
It is interesting to note, we have movie night once a week, almost every week, where we enjoy Dad’s butter popcorn. My Little Chefs LOVE popcorn and always come back for more. They were done after one bowl with this popcorn. I noticed it was more greasy then Dad usually makes it. The rosemary is very strong. We like rosemary, but not as much as butter! This is fun to eat a little here and there.

Linking to: Todays Creative Blog, Lady Behind the Curtain,The Shabby Creek Cottage

Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil

Giada De Laurentiis


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Rosemary Infused Oil, recipe follows
  • Salt


Stir the popcorn kernels and 1/2 cup of the oil in a heavy large pot. Cover and cook over medium heat until the kernels have popped, shaking the pot halfway through cooking, about 3 minutes. Immediately transfer the popcorn to a large serving bowl. Toss the popcorn with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, and serve.


Rosemary Infused Oil:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 5 to 6 fresh rosemary sprigs (each 5 inches long)
Combine the oil and rosemary in a heavy small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer the sprigs to a 4-ounce bottle or cruet. Add the oil and seal the lid. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Yield: 1 cup


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35 Replies to "Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil"

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    Debi Gerhart May 14, 2012 (6:58 am)

    This sounds very yummy. And my son once asked me how they made flavored oil and I thought I knew and now I do for sure. I know what we will be making soon.

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    Elise May 14, 2012 (7:33 am)

    Oh my, that looks amazing! My favorite popcorn up til now has been garlic-parmesan, but this recipe might bump it down to second. 🙂

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    Unknown May 14, 2012 (7:54 am)

    I love hearing how your little chefs help out in the kitchen. What great things you are teaching them. Thanks for the popcorn idea!

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    Kay Maher May 14, 2012 (8:15 am)

    This sounds like a really good recipe. I'm going to have to try this one!

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    Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms May 14, 2012 (8:24 am)

    My family would love that!!! But I'm going to have to burn a few popcorns before I get this recipe right. 🙂

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    Nishana May 14, 2012 (8:48 am)

    That sounds like a yummy recipe…Thanks for sharing!

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    Pamela May 14, 2012 (10:31 am)

    Oh this looks so good, I am going to try this for the family.

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    leigh May 14, 2012 (1:34 pm)

    I haven't made "real" popcorn for years! This sounds great 0 and I like the fact that the oil can be stored for a long time.

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    Karen Dawkins May 14, 2012 (2:48 pm)


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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds May 14, 2012 (4:32 pm)

    I really need to try this. I make popcorn every night for a snack! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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    eclecticlamb May 14, 2012 (6:43 pm)

    I love rosemary. Thanks for sharing!

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    Five Little Chefs May 14, 2012 (7:07 pm)

    The purpose was not to learn how to make flavored oil, but I love when I do learn things like this in the course of making a recipe! Knowing this skill gives us many more options!

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    Five Little Chefs May 14, 2012 (7:07 pm)

    Oooh now that does sound good. How do you make it?

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    Five Little Chefs May 14, 2012 (7:08 pm)

    Luckily we didn't burn any this time. However every now and then we still burn the first batch. Who knows why?

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    Five Little Chefs May 14, 2012 (7:09 pm)

    About a year ago Little Chef Dad started making it. It is now hard to go back to the microwave stuff. Homemade is so much better! Actually it is pretty quick!

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    Five Little Chefs May 14, 2012 (7:11 pm)

    You would fit in well here! We have just started branching out with popcorn flavors. Its so fun!

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    Etcetorize May 14, 2012 (7:11 pm)

    Sounds very interesting! I've never thought of infusing the oil before. Thanks for sharing at the Make it Great Monday party~

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    shopannies May 14, 2012 (8:03 pm)

    I can almost imagine the awesome taste of your popcorn yummy come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    Michelle May 14, 2012 (11:00 pm)

    YUM, I bet it was amazing! And Perfect for Movie night!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

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    pinkoddy May 15, 2012 (3:03 am)

    That looks a good idea – my children have never made popcorn. Thanks for sharing.

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    Recipes We Love May 15, 2012 (6:40 am)

    I had never thought of this combination together but now I want to try it!!


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    Lisa May 15, 2012 (7:26 am)

    I, like the other posters, had never thought of that combo together, but it sounds really good (and different!) I am going to try it, for sure, with my kiddos. Thanks so much for linking up with Try a New Recipe Tuesday! 🙂

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    Carrie May 15, 2012 (11:01 am)

    Wow! What a wonderful way to add flavor to your popcorn. Gonna try this the next time we make popcorn on the stove! Thankful to have rosemary growing in the garden, so this works out perfectly! Yahoo! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Blessings, Carrie @ younglivingoillady.com

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    Kelli Becton May 15, 2012 (6:41 pm)

    Oh fun! We made popcorn with Carrie @YoungLivingOillady and her boys when they visited- wish we had known about this trick then! thanks for linking up!!!

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    Happy Whimsical Hearts May 15, 2012 (6:50 pm)

    What a tasty popcorn idea! And I love that you have a movie night – such wonderful family fun 🙂

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!

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    April's Homemaking May 16, 2012 (11:42 am)

    Sounds delicious, we love popping our own popcorn on the stove, the rosemary infused oil sounds like it would be a wonderful addition, we will have to give it a try! 🙂

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    Printabelle May 16, 2012 (11:32 pm)

    Love this idea, thanks for linking, it sounds really good. We make popcorn and then drizzle olive oil and add curry, my kids love it!

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    Michelles Tasty Creations May 17, 2012 (9:33 am)

    We love popcorn at our house and this is an awesome idea. I love rosemary and can't wait to try this 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


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    Not Your Ordinary Agent May 18, 2012 (6:26 am)

    Yummy. The addition of rosemary oil is fantastic. Please link up to Foodie Friday

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    Whatever Dee-Dee wants May 19, 2012 (9:04 am)

    I am going to have to try this.

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    Evelyn May 19, 2012 (10:53 am)

    I love popcorn! My favorite herb is Rosemary! Did you write this recipe for me??? LOL I am definitely trying this. Just hopping in to invite you to Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!

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    Sherry May 20, 2012 (3:47 pm)

    Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and this sounds yummy! I discovered you on Happy Hour Projects and I'm now following. I would love if you could follow back! Tx

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    CJ @ Morsels of Life May 20, 2012 (7:11 pm)

    This looks like a tasty new popcorn flavor!

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    cookbooknic May 21, 2012 (12:40 am)

    This sounds great. I will definitely try it. Nicola

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    Alyssa May 22, 2012 (11:37 am)

    This looks really good, what a great flavor to add to popcorn. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

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