Italian Popcorn!

Hello! I am writing a children’s cookbook series (www.handstandkids.com), where each book is based on one country. There is a section in my book that takes food from an average American child’s diet and turns it into a food from another country. Here I am taking plain ol’ popcorn and “Italinizing” it. Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe and if you think it’s kid friendly.


  • 1 bag of plain microwave popcorn, preferably organic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (olio)
  • ¼ cup grated parmigiano, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika


  • Large bowl
  • 2 Pot holders
  • 2 large spoons


  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave according to the directions on the bag.
  2. Use caution when opening the hot bag with potholders .
  3. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle the olio evenly over the popcorn.
  4. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients on top.
  5. Mix everything together with the two large spoons and get your napkins ready, your fingers are going to get working!

What you should know

I am not sure if the topping should be heated before pouring onto the popcorn.