Pesto Popcorn

Cuisinart original

A fun and delicious way to use up some leftover pesto.


Makes about 12cups


1 tablespoon vegetable or grapeseed oil ½ cup popcorn kernels 3 tablespoons prepared pesto 2 - 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (depending on the consistency of the pesto that you are using)

Nutritional information


Nutritional information per 1-cup serving:
Calories 93 (67% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 2g • fat 7g
• sat. fat 1g • chol. 1mg • sod. 70mg • calc. 19mg • fiber 1g


1. Evenly distribute the vegetable oil on the popping plate of the Popcorn Maker. Add the popcorn kernels. Put the inverted bowl on top of the popping plate. Turn the power switch to ON.

2. When the kernels have finished popping, turn power switch to OFF. Put bowl cap on bowl. Unlock and turn bowl over onto a flat surface. Remove the base from the bowl.

3. Stir the pesto and olive oil together until fully combined. Pour evenly over the popcorn and stir to combine. Serve immediately.