Perfect Popcorn Recipe #3 ~ Amazingly-Good Seasoned Popcorn

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Every time I take this popcorn to a gathering, someone asks for the recipe and it came about as a complete mistake. Glad it turned out to be a good mistake!

We LOVE popcorn.

Plain popcorn, nut buttery sweet popcorn..basically every which way including our specialty, Dorito® popcorn.  We LOVE it.

But as a whole foodie family, we do not love the icky chemical fake stuff that most popcorn toppings are made of.

Well, great things often come as the result of mistakes.   That includes great popcorn seasoning recipes. 🙂  Like this one.  It just might be the best popcorn topping you have ever tasted.

Yes, good things often come from mistakes.  Just like Chat Masala, our family's beloved Indian seasoning, which came about when I mistakenly mixed spices in the wrong proportions. (It's amazing and if you haven't tried it yet, hop on over there and do so.)

Well, for you trivia buffs, here is part of an article from Associated Content on other great inventions that were the result of mistakes, one of them being penicillin.

Amongst all of the above mentioned inventions, penicillin is the best invention ever created by a mistake. In 1928 Scientist Alexander Fleming decided to go on a vacation without cleaning his workstation. On returning we saw a strange fungus on some of his cultures. He also noticed that the bacteria didn't thrive close to those cultures. Till today, penicillin is one of the most widely used antibiotics in the world.

Now, I for sure do not expect that my seasoned popcorn “invention” will make it into the next Associated Content article, but I will say that it has been a huge hit wherever it has been served.  And I mean it.

Wherever we take this popcorn (and we take it EVERYWHERE), people ask us for the recipe.  I've even been told it is seriously addictive.

This great popcorn seasoning originated one day when we were preparing popcorn to take to an outing.

We've been avoiding gluten (so pretzels are out of the question [except for the gluten-free ones that cost a small fortune!]) and we avoid MSG type stuff and artificial cheezey flavor that is on simply every variety of Doritoes and such snack foods.  Our third-tiered snack food concern is GMO corn.

I am not as hard-lined about this as I am about the other issues that I just mentioned, but I really like to avoid regular corn chips for that reason.  So, if we are going somewhere where there will likely be lots of “not OK snack foods”, we often bring our organic popcorn.

Well, you might remember from my Perfect Popcorn Recipe #2 post that we usually top our popcorn with a special blend of Herbes de Provence with added garlic and onion.  On this particular day, however, our well had run dry — (meaning our container of popcorn topping was empty) and I mistakenly pulled out a similar container and proceeded to top our popcorn with–

Homemade Vegetable Broth Mix!!

Well, being the Charlie Brown type personality that I can be sometimes, I was quite discouraged, but as it turned out I had come upon a culinary advance for all mankind :-).  Surprisingly Good Popcorn Seasoning was born.

Here's the recipe.  You can also visit my post on Vegetable Broth mix for other tips on using the mix and additional time and money saving tips as well.

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Oh – and in my opinion, the best way to pop popcorn is in this handy dandy crank handle stainless steel popper:

And don't be afraid to experiment in the kitchen!!  The results may surprise you!

And if you are looking for a good place to get spices, try Frontier.  I love their quality and mission.   These other two companies, Bulk Herb Store and Starwest Botanicals, are good options too.


Perfect Popcorn Recipe #3 ~ Surprisingly-Good Seasoned Popcorn

Whenever we serve this popcorn, everyone asks for the popcorn recipe. I came upon it by mistake but it's great and makes a great all purpose seasoning too!



  1. Combine all in a small bowl.
  2. Store in glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Stir or shake occasionally before use to redistribute ingredients.
  4. Simply sprinkle on top of freshly popped popcorn and enjoy!


Recipe Notes

Popcorn must be popped with some oil or have a healthy oil spray on it for the seasoning mix to stick. Alternatively, sprinkling with some water works as well but it's a little tough to get the water to work without ending up with soggy popcorn

So, the next time you are hunkering for some yummy organic popcorn, try topping it this way!

More Wholesome Snack Recipes:

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge
Homemade Protein Bars
Low Carb Oat Muffins
Healthy “Almond Joy” Bars
Homemade Marshmallows (sugar free option)

What is YOUR favorite healthy snack?

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  1. Sarah Cave says:

    Ground thyme or leaf?

  2. My daughter selected this popcorn seasoning recipe from a pin on pinterest and has fallen in love with it! We made it again tonight. It’s delicious! We’ve even used it as a seasoning for chicken and it’s great!

    • You made my day! We kind of can’t get enough of it either and I too have used it on chicken! It’s great on so many things! Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

  3. Found this from Pinterest, but one question:
    WHY 6 teaspoons? Like obviously 2 tablespoons is the exact same thing and not nearly as obnoxious. Are you afraid your readers will confuse the 2 tablespoon ingredients with the 2 teaspoon ones? Have more faith in your fanbase if that’s the case.

    • Hi Taylor. Thanks for commenting. I think what happened is I multiplied the original recipe to make it a larger batch and didn’t happen to reduce the tsps to tablespoons — it was a mere oversight and had nothing at all to do with a lack of faith in my fanbase. I make mistakes and oversights sometimes :). I don’t see it as any more obnoxious than using 4 T instead of writing 1/4 cup (which I did as well). Perhaps you didn’t notice that. You are the first person to notice this in all the years this has been on my blog. Thanks for pointing it out and hope you enjoy it.

  4. Thomas Nelson says:

    I really like this mix. I used an old spice bottle and keep a jar of it, as well as several other mixes. It’s good.