Butter Popcorn With Sumac


Easy butter popcorn with a the lemony taste of sumac and no shrivelled popcorn bits! Number of servings is dependent on the length of the movie or how full your stomach is at the time.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon sumac powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup unpopped popcorn


  1. Combine butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until butter is just melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir sumac, chili powder, and salt into butter-oil mixture.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add 3 popcorn kernels to the oil and cover saucepan with a lid. Once the 3 kernels have popped, the oil is ready. Add the remaining popcorn, cover saucepan, and cook popcorn, shaking saucepan constantly, until you no longer hear popping. Remove saucepan from heat.

  3. Transfer popcorn to a large heat-proof bowl and let sit for 2 minutes to ensure better coverage by the butter.

  4. Pour half of the butter mixture in a second large bowl and swirl it around the bottom and sides; add popcorn and mix with a big spoon. Transfer the popcorn back in the first large bowl; stir again. Pour remaining half butter mixture into the second bowl and swirl around again; add the popcorn in and mix again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
29g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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