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Stovetop Popcorn with Nacho Seasoning

Here is how to make healthier popcorn on your stovetop with a diy seasoning recipe to spice up movie night or your lunch box.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carbs, diy, dry mix, from scratch, gluten free, high fiber, kid friendly, kids recipes, quick, vegan
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Rach


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil or other high heat oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 tsp dried onion flakes or 1.5 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder optional


  • Start with a large stockpot or high sided frying pan with a lid. Place your pan on the stovetop on high heat, keeping the lid close by
  • Add in 2 tablespoons of high heat oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil, or ghee
  • Add in popcorn kernels
  • Wait until you hear the popping sound, then add the lid. Shake the pan every once in a while while the popping continues, to prevent sticking and burning and to make sure all kernels have equal opportunity to pop.

For the Nacho Popcorn Seasoning

  • Add all ingredients and mix well
  • Store in a container or add to melted butter or oil, or pour directly onto hot popcorn