Homemade Seasoned Popcorn Recipes – Really So Easy!
Here is a list of my recommended based upon experience of seasoning popcorn in my popcorn maker. Some are a matter of taste.
- Butter Flavoring – you can pop the kernels in a 1/4 or 1/2 stick of butter and they will get coated with butter as you shake the pot . You can also just apply margarine from a pump spray bottle after you pop the popcorn. This is less then $2 bucks at the grocery store and will last you months. You just press the pump and spray it onto the popcorn in the bowl, bag or box, shaking the box as you go. For thicker butter on the popcorn use the squeeze bottles of I can’t believe its not butter or parkay, etc. then heat it just a little to get it to melt slightly, or else you will have some popcorn with gobs of butter and some with none!
NOTE: Salt and seasonings go on after the Butter! The butter holds it in place on the kernels> BUT ALWAYS SHAKE to stir the popcorn or you will get some popcorn LOADED with seasoning and butter and some with none!
- Popcorn Salt – is a special finer crystal salt made for popcorn. If you are on a low salt diet you can Experiment with low salt or no salt or some of the other seasonings on this list.
- Regular Salt – like table salt from a shaker can be used. If you put the butter on first it will help hold the regular salt on the popcorn. otherwise it bounces off a lot.
- Garlic Salt and seasoned salt – Are all available from the spice rack of your local grocery store.
- Cheese Seasoning – Note that you use cheese powder for the seasoning. You can use grated cheese over the top of the popcorn and microwave it for about 20 seconds to slightly melt it on the popcorn but this usually makes the popcorn a little softer and less crunchy, For the powdered cheese you can get Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar, Nacho Cheese – These are usually available in the larger grocery stores but are generically meant for all dishes. I find the real Popcorn cheese seasonings that you get from the popcorn suppliers on this page to be superior cheese powders that result in better tasting on Popcorn.
- Other Seasonings – Garlic, Jalapeno, Cajun, Barbecue, etc. Again either thru the specialty popcorn supplier or your grocery store BUT look at the ingredients. Many will already include salt so DON”T double or triple salt (some off the shelf cheese powders will include salt so pay attention or you will end up getting way to much salt on your popcorn and while it may not taste to bad it can make you sick to your stomach and is bad for your health long term OK?
- Sugar/cinnamon mixture – Mix sugar and cinnamon together using a ratio of about 2 teaspoons cinnamon per 1/3 cup sugar. Store any extra mixture in a covered container to keep moisture out and prevent sugar from hardening.
- Sugar/Chinese 5 spice powder mixture – Use the same ratio as in number 1 for cinnamon and sugar.
- Chili powder – Though some chili powders contain salt (check label), the amount of sodium in a teaspoon of chili powder averages 26 milligrams according to the USDA National Nutrient Database. This is much less than a teaspoon of salt which has 2,325 milligrams of sodium. To make your own salt-free chili powder check.
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