YUM!: Flavored Popcorn Recipes

Miss Kris Flavored Popcorn

Award Season is in full swing here in LA. This weekend are the Golden Globes, then we have the SAG Awards and a few other shows leading up to the main event, the Oscars! Because my invite to these award shows always seem to get lost in the mail, I’ll be watching the shows from the comfort of my couch with a big bowl of popcorn! I mean it seems only right to celebrate some of Hollywood’s most glamorous evenings with popcorn, right? For those of you hosting Award Show parties keep in mind that popcorn really is a spectacular party snack. There are so many ways to dress up popcorn and really make it a fancy and delicious treat. Below are a few of my favorite gourmet popcorn recipes:

Parmesan-Rosemary: Toss 16 cups hot popcorn with 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.
Truffle: Toss 16 cups hot popcorn with 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil, 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Buttered: Melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan over low heat, skimming off the foam and solids; drizzle over 16 cups hot popcorn and toss with 2 teaspoons kosher salt.
Three-Cheese: Toss 16 cups hot popcorn with 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1 cup grated parmesan and 1/2 cup grated pecorino; spread on baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheddar melts, 3 minutes. Season with salt.
Bacon-Chive: Cook 6 slices chopped bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings. Drizzle 2 tablespoons each reserved bacon drippings and melted butter over 16 cups hot popcorn. Toss with the bacon, 1/2 cup chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. Season with salt.
Cajun: Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (try Tony Chachere- my fave), 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 2 chopped scallions; drizzle over 16 cups hot popcorn and toss. Season with salt.
Salt and Vinegar: Combine 1/4 cup malt vinegar and 2 teaspoons kosher salt in a small spray bottle; shake to dissolve the salt. Spray over 16 cups hot popcorn.
Recipes via The Food Network.

15 responses

  1. I seriously can’t wait to try the Cajun one! Love this idea!!

    January 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  2. Oh wow. Be still my popcorn heart. I’m making some of these, for sure!

    January 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

  3. irmantasrei

    Sounds good, I will try this !

    January 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

  4. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Gotta try this! I also made that DIY Bar Cart you posted a while ago and i totally love it! If you would like to see it: http://muffinsandheels.com/2014/12/12/diy-bar-cart/#more-446
    Lots of Love,
    – Kate

    January 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    • LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS BAR CART!!!!! You did such a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing xoxoxo

      January 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      • Thank you so much hun!
        – Kate

        January 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

  5. OK this is a really dumb question but I’m English and we’re only just getting into pre-flavoured bags of corn here so…Doesn’t the popcorn go soggy with all of that gorgeous buttery seasoning on it? Also do you still eat it with your hands and do you leave it to dry? Sorry if I sound like a div! :0)

    January 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

    • Not a dumb question at all!!!! I feel like popcorn is a personal thing. I personally hate butter popcorn, like the kind you find at the movies. My Mom on the other hand LOVES it! The more butter the better! The soggier, the better. I guess it’s a personal preference. It really is up to you. If you like butter then by all means, if you’re like me and not really a fan. I always ask for light butter. Hope that helps!


      January 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      • It does cheers. I like Butterkissed where it’s almost like a toffee coating or the sweet and salty stuff both which come in bags.

        January 11, 2015 at 6:33 am

  6. I am a popcorn LOVER! It’s my favorite snack food (next to chips) I will be trying these out

    January 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

  7. nergizd

    yum! bookmarking this!

    January 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

  8. Samantha

    I have made some of these before – they are delish!

    January 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  9. claudiareilly

    Hey! Really nice idea 🙂 Some people don’t even like popcorn anymore, because they think it is boring and always the same. But you’ve showed the opposite, well done!
    My personal favourite is the Parmasan-Rosmary one, it reminds me of the lovely hashbrowns with rosemary and parmasan 🙂
    What about a ginger-cinnamon popcorn? Just add cinnamon and gingerpowder to melted butter and pour that over the hot popcorn!

    January 14, 2015 at 7:21 am

    • That sounds delicious!!!!!!! Ginger and cinnamon! YUM! Thanks for sharing

      January 14, 2015 at 8:31 am

      • claudiareilly

        You’re absolutely welcome! 🙂

        January 14, 2015 at 10:39 pm

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