Savory Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

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"I love this combination of herbs and seasonings tossed with popcorn," writes Janice Campbell from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. Cayenne pepper adds a bit of heat to the late-night treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each dried basil, marjoram and thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 cups popped popcorn with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning equals 114 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, parsley, basil, marjoram, thyme, pepper and cayenne. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare popcorn: In a small bowl, combine the popcorn, butter and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning; toss to coat. Yield: 24 batches (about 1/4 cup).
Originally published as Savory Popcorn Seasoning in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p11

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"I used Cajun spice because I didn't have any cayenne pepper at home...makes a zesty snack!"

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