Bacon and Pecorino Popcorn

Popcorn Recipe

A deliciously sinful Popcorn Recipe with Pecorino Romano and Bacon! This 3 ingredient wonder will be the talk of your next party and your new midnight crave, guaranteed.

What is it about popcorn that makes us so happy? The crunch? The light airy quality? The fact that you can eat a lot of it at one sitting?

Yes. All those things.

On nights I have a late-night craving, I like to pop a big satisfying bowl of white popcorn in just a touch of oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. A healthy bowl of popcorn that is loaded in fiber and low on fat. Something I can feel good about eating, even though it’s close to bedtime.

But that is not the popcorn recipe I’m sharing with you now.

Today I’m letting you in on a deep dark secret; my “guilty pleasure” popcorn recipe. The popcorn recipe I make when I’m feeling really naughty… or want to bribe someone.

Pecorino Romano

A bewitching snack packed with salty rich flavor and a load of crunch. Ripe bits of nutty pecorino romano and crisp fatty bacon, are gently tossed with bacon-fat laced white popping corn. The best part is, it only takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

That makes this pecorino romano cheese and bacon popcorn recipe even more lethal!

I simply cook some chopped bacon in a big pot. Spoon it out when its crisp. Then add the popcorn kernels straight into the remaining bacon grease. Once the popcorn is fully popped I toss the bacon back into the popcorn, along with a good dose of crumbled pecorino cheese.

As long as you pick up handfuls with bacon or pecorino cheese, you don’t even need salt.

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Bacon + Pecorino Romano + Popcorn = A Steamy Popcorn Heart Throb.

I am head over heals for this one!

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Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Popcorn Recipe with Pecorino Romano and Bacon

Ingredients:

12 oz. thick cut bacon, chopped
½ cup white popcorn kernels
3 oz. pecorino cheese, crumbled (could be aged asiago)

Directions:

Place a large deep pot over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and fry until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place in a paper towel lined bowl to drain.

Add the popcorn to the pot with remaining bacon grease and cover leaving the lid slightly off-set to vent.

Pop the corn then pour into a large bowl.

Toss in the bacon and crumbled cheese. Serve warm!

Sensational Snacks:

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Roasted Veggie Flat Bread

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Nuts ~ My Kitchen In The Rockies

Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce ~ Smells Like Home

Grilled Cheese Bruschetta ~ Family Fresh Cooking

Get more ideas on my Amazing Appetizers Pinterest Board.

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50 Responses to “Bacon and Pecorino Popcorn”

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 1, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    Oh my! You popped the corn in the bacon grease? That is possibly the most genius thing ever!

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 1, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    I can imagine this is rich and satisfying, I can’t wait to try it!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 1, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    HAHAHA! A nice, light and healthy afternoon snack! In all seriousness, I know that bacon makes everything better and I can only imagine how amazing this is. I will be passing this off to my meat-loving husband.

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    Rachel Cooks — June 1, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Yesssssss. I love any popcorn (unless it is burnt!), but this looks especially amazing.

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — June 1, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Ooh, you had me a bacon — love it!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 1, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Oh. My. Word.

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    Joann — June 1, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Question: why do you chop the bacon first? Do you think you could do full strips, then chop while the popcorn’s popping? I hate fishing chopped pieces from my pan, it drives me crazy! :)

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    • Sommer — June 1st, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Hi Joann,

      Yes you could definitely do strips, then crumble them. I just like the pieces to be somewhat uniform in size so they don’t sink to the bottom. :)

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      • Joann — June 1st, 2012 @ 9:51 am

        Thanks! :) Looks delicious!

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — June 1, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Love this!! I am always looking for new popcorn recipes!

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    Paula- bell'alimento — June 1, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Bacon makes everything better!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 1, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Wow, wow, wow! You’ve outdone yourself, in a very good way :)

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    leslie — June 1, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Oh my heavens! Popcorn sent from heaven!

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    Joshua @ Beyond The Peel — June 1, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    This sounds unreal! Love that you put bacon and pecorino in popcorn. Must make this.

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    bake your day — June 1, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Flavored popcorn is the best, Sommer. You definitely kicked it up with the bacon and pecorino!

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    Brooke — June 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    I love popcorn! And bacon! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 1, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    love this one! Have a great weekend!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 1, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Cheesy popcorn has been my favorite type of popcorn since childhood…has not changed since childhood. But I never ONCE thought to use pecorino – so good!! And the bacon…you got it!

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    Shaina — June 1, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I am going to see the week out with a big bowl of this tonight.

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    Heather @girlichef — June 1, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I pretty much consider that snack-time bliss! Fabulous salty flavor and crunch…mmmmm….yes please.

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    Andrea {From the Bookshelf} — June 1, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Can it get much better than that!? Sounds fabulous!

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    Apron Appeal — June 1, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    we do cheesy popcorn all the time – but bacon! Why hadn’t I thought to add bacon?!

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    Liz — June 1, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    Oh, how fabulous! I’m a popcorn junkie and this one looks DELISH! Have a great weekend, Sommer :)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 1, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Yum! What a creative popcorn combo! My Husband would just LOVE it I made it for him. He kind of has a thing for bacon!!

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    Heather — June 1, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Homegirl. Gimme gimme gimme!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 1, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    You totally have me craving a big bowl of this right now. Do you think my husband would think I’m crazy if I start cooking bacon at 10:30 at night? It would be all worth it for this! Love it!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — June 2, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    This has got to be one of the best popcorn recipes I’ve ever seen. Yum!

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    mjskit — June 2, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Are you sure you wanted to give away this secret recipe!?!?! OMG! Bacon is one thing but you pop the popcorn in the bacon drippings! How utterly decadent is that? We always have popcorn on Sunday afternoon so this will definitely be made tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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    • Francine — August 26th, 2012 @ 12:00 am

      Yummy very, very yummy!

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    ATasteOfMadness — June 3, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Wow, people are putting bacon in everything nowadays :p. I never used to be a bacon fan, but it’s everywhere now that I’ve grown to love it

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    Katie @Epicurean Mom — June 3, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    ADORE THIS! What a perfect savory treat!

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    Ilke — June 4, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Well Sommer, you have done it again, what can I say? :) Genius! I dont think I will be having this as a late night snack though:) Too easy to eat the whole thing on my own!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — June 4, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    FABULOUS idea, Sommer!!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 5, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

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    Tickled Red — June 6, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    This just looks CRAZY good! It will be feeding my snack attack cravings very soon :D

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    Glamorous Glutton — June 10, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I love this!! A fabulous recipe and photo that I found on Taste Spotting. I’m so pleased I found your blog and I’ll be back again. GG

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    Denise — July 26, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Oh Wow! This looks fabulous. I can’t wait to try it. I have been putting “Bacon Salt” ( which is bacon flavored without any bacon actually in it) on my popcorn for a year or so since I found the seasoning but never thought of trying real bacon in popcorn. what a great idea for a decadent treat now and then :-)

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    Tamera — August 25, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    .You have no idea how excited I am to give this a try!!! Thanks a mil for sharing…

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    Carrie Saunders — August 25, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    When I go to this page Norton is telling me there is a virus on this page. You may want to have your web admin check it out.

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    • Sommer — August 26th, 2012 @ 7:12 am

      Hey Carrie, I’ve got my host checking into it right now. Thanks for the warning! :)

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    marla — August 26, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Linking back to this delish popcorn tomorrow :)

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    Winnie — November 6, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    This sounds so delicious! I love bacon, pecorino and popcorn. Will try it for sure. Thanks.

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