Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning Recipes

Spice Pots for Gourmet Popcorn Seasonings, GreatPartyRecipes.com

Popcorn seasoning recipes turn ordinary popcorn into gourmet popcorn with just a flick of the wrist.

Easily add international flair to your popcorn with these sweet and savory gourmet popcorn seasoning combos.


Don't buy cheap popcorn. It's more expensive in the long run because so much of it doesn't pop. Orville Redenbacher popcorn is a good choice.

Popcorn Seasoning Recipes

For each seasoning, start with...

12 cups of popped popcorn (1/3 cup unpopped popcorn either air-popped or popped in 1/4 cup corn or vegetable oil)
1/3 cup melted butter

Add one of the following seasoning combos to the butter and warm thoroughly so the flavors meld. Drizzle the butter/seasonings over the popcorn, toss, salt to taste and toss again.

  • Herbed Popcorn: 1 teaspoon each dried sage, fennel, marjoram, thyme, basil, summer savory, and rosemary, and 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn: Add 2 teaspoons cinnamon to the butter and sprinkle the buttered popcorn with 3 tablespoons sugar.
  • Lemon-Dill Popcorn: 2 tablespoons lemon zest and 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • Tex-Mex Popcorn: 1 tablespoon each cumin and chili powder. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Saffron Popcorn: 1/4 heaping teaspoon minced saffron
  • Pizza Popcorn: 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Here are a few hot and spicy popcorn seasoning ideas:

  • Pepper Popcorn: 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Hot Mustard Popcorn: 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Hot Stuff Popcorn Add 1 tablespoon or to taste hot hot sauce to the butter. Toss as you go.

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