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7 Popcorn Seasoning Flavors

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Popcorn seasoning flavors are so simple. You can skip all the unwanted salt and preservatives that store-bought versions have, plus save money by making your own! This post will walk you through seven easy, healthy seasoning recipes made with spices from your pantry.

Six bowls of popcorn with different seasoning flavors including cinnamon sugar, italian parmesan, dill pickle, spicy chili, cheesy spicy and oregano basil.

Homemade Popcorn Seasoning Flavors

If you’re bored with plain popcorn, try mixing things up with these 7 easy popcorn seasoning recipes. These recipes can easily be whipped up for healthy snacks, movie nights, game nights, or after-school snacks.

All of these recipes use healthier ingredients than the store-bought versions which contain a lot of preservatives and excess salt. Instead, these recipes use fresh healthy spices to flavor your popcorn.

Four images of basil oregano flavored popcorn, first image is a bowl of the flavored popcorn, second a bowl of butter and dish with spices, third and fourth are bowls of popcorn being mixed with ingredients.

1. Oregano Basil Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 3 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp garlic powder and ¼ tsp salt all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Bowl of italian parmesan popcorn flavor, recipe ingredients separated in into small bowls including butter, parmesan and spices. Third image is bowl with popcorn and spices dumped on top. Fourth is close up of the popcorn with parmesan chunks detail.

2. Italian Parmesan Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 3 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp garlic powder, and ¼ tsp grated parmesan cheese all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Four images of gingerbread spice popcorn flavor, first is bowl of the popcorn, second is recipe ingredients separated in small dishes, third is popcorn with spices sprinkled on top. Fourth is popcorn close up detail.

3. Gingerbread Spice Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 3 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle 1 Tbsp brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp paprika, and ¼ tsp ground allspice all over the popcorn. Toss together. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Four images of dill pickle popcorn. First is bowl of it. Second is bowls of ingredients. Third and fourth are ingredients in big white bowl being mixed.

4. Dill Pickle Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 3 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp garlic powder, and ¼ tsp grated parmesan cheese all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Four images of cheesy spicy popcorn. First is bowl of it. Second are ingredients separated in dishes. Third is popcorn in bowl with ingredients dumped on top. Fourth is ignredients mixed.

5. Cheesy Spicy Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 2 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tsp chili powder, and ¼ tsp garlic powder all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Note: This cheesy popcorn can be microwaved for a few seconds to help melt cheese (but it’s optional).

Four images of cinnamon sugar popcorn. First is bowl of it. Second is small bowls of ingredients. Third and fourth is popcorn being mixed in a large bowl.

6. Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 3 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle 3 Tbsp salted butter, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Four images of spicy chili popcorn. First small bowl of it. Second recipe ingredients in small dishes. Third and fourth large bowls of the popcorn

7. Spicy Chili Popcorn Flavor

Ingredients

Instructions

Add 4-5 cups freshly popped popcorn and 2 Tbsp melted salted butter to a large bowl and mix together. Next, sprinkle ½ tsp chili powder, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp cumin, and ¼ tsp cayenne powder all over the popcorn. Toss together until evenly coated. Feel free to add more seasonings if needed. Serve and enjoy!

Different bowls of flavored popcorn in rows with the first one close up.

Recipe Tips

  • POPCORN: You can use store-bought popped popcorn or pop it yourself at home with a popcorn popper, which is the most affordable option.
  • Make a big batch of the spice mix and store it for future snacks. You can store the popcorn seasonings in an airtight container in a cupboard. Exclude the perishable ingredients such as butter, oil and cheese and add those right before serving.
  • Test the flavors to see if you want to add more seasonings. Feel free to add as much as you’d like!
  • Popcorn Without Butter – You’ll need butter or oil to help the seasonings stick to the popcorn. If you don’t want to use butter, you can use any cooking oil. For example, melted coconut oil, avocado oil, canola oil etc.
six different popcorn flavors in separate bowls including italian parmesan, cinnamon sugar, cheesy spicy, oregano basil, spicy chili and dill pickle

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Six bowls of popcorn with different seasoning flavors including cinnamon sugar, italian parmesan, dill pickle, spicy chili, cheesy spicy and oregano basil.

Easy Popcorn Seasoning Flavors

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Cheesy Spicy Popcorn:

Oregano Basil Herb Popcorn:

Italian Parmesan Popcorn:

Spicy Popcorn:

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn:

Dill Pickle Popcorn

Gingerbread Spice Popcorn:

Instructions

  • Add the popcorn to a large bowl. First, drizzle melted butter overtop and toss with the popcorn to evenly coat. Next, sprinkle the rest of the flavor ingredients overtop and toss them all together. Taste and add more seasonings if needed for desired flavor. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Test the flavors to see if you want to add more seasonings. Feel free to add as much as you’d like!
  • Cheesy popcorn can be microwaved for a few seconds to help melt cheese (optional).

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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