Everyone who eats this popcorn just loves it. My kids, their friends, my friends, and family all expect this for an evening of movie watching. A delicious whole-grain snack!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add popcorn, and place the lid on the pan. Shake to coat kernels with oil. When the corn starts to pop, shake the pan constantly until the popping stops. Remove from heat, and pour popped corn into a large bowl.

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  • Drizzle the melted butter over the corn if using, and sprinkle with yeast, chili powder, cumin and salt. I like to give it a little stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; 13.9 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 265 mg sodium. 21 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
This popcorn is a very very delicious savory snack. For those of you who are not familiar with nutritional yeast it tastes similar to parmesan cheese and it is very healthy low-fat and it has lots of amino acids. It can be found in natural food stores or health stores. I used air-popped popcorn cut the amount of margarine in half and it still tasted fabulous! So quick and easy to make. I will be making this often! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2010
This was not as good as I expected it to be. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
This popcorn is a very very delicious savory snack. For those of you who are not familiar with nutritional yeast it tastes similar to parmesan cheese and it is very healthy low-fat and it has lots of amino acids. It can be found in natural food stores or health stores. I used air-popped popcorn cut the amount of margarine in half and it still tasted fabulous! So quick and easy to make. I will be making this often! Read More
(147)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
This popcorn is a very very delicious savory snack. For those of you who are not familiar with nutritional yeast it tastes similar to parmesan cheese and it is very healthy low-fat and it has lots of amino acids. It can be found in natural food stores or health stores. I used air-popped popcorn cut the amount of margarine in half and it still tasted fabulous! So quick and easy to make. I will be making this often! Read More
(147)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2007
This is a great twist on the way I have seasoned popcorn for years. I picked up a great trick years ago that makes it even better. Heat the oil and popcorn together until the first kernel pops. Take the pan off the heat and stir in 2-4 Tbsp. of dairy-free margarine. As soon as the margarine melts put the lid on and put the pan back on the heat. Shake frequently. The buttery flavor will be evenly spread over the popcorn and the popcorn will pop up large with fewer "old maids". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2009
Pretty darn good. I did not opt for butter thinking that the oil alone would hold the seasonings to the popcorn - much of the toppings did end up at the bottom of the kettle but were again on top when I poured the popcorn into a bowl. Next time I will spray some Bragg's on before adding the seasonings and then exclude the salt. I'm surprised that my 3 year old liked this popcorn it wasn't too spicy for her. This popcorn is so rich in flavor that you may find that you don't need to eat a lot of it to feel satisfied. Update: I now make this with air popped popcorn - use Bragg's Liquid Aminos to stick the dry ingredients to the popcorn leave out the salt and presto a dieter's delight! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2004
We make this popcorn with Butter Nutritional Yeast Season Salt & Parmesean. It's sooo tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
This was off the charts yummy. I used EVOO instead of vegetable oil only because that was what I had and I did not use the butter only because I'm watching my calorie intake. I also added onion/garlic powder. Even my microwave popcorn loving kids flipped for this. This was just SO good. YUM. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
I make this all the time! This is the best popcorn ever! I don't use the butter and the spices stick just fine from the oil it was popped in. This is such a better alternative to microwave popcorn! Sometimes I add tumeric as well and today I just added some chipotle powder for a little kick but the cumin and nutritional yeast (so creamy) are what make it the greatest for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
Really enjoyed this popcorn. Popped up just a half a cup in my air popper and used parmesan cheese in place of the yeast. Next time I may mix some hot sauce in with the butter for some heat. Good stuff. Will make this one again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
I don't think I've ever had popcorn that's tasted better; drizzled with olive oil then added topping. Mix well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2008
Quite good. I was a little skeptical at first - Mexican popcorn? - but it doesn't really taste the way I expected. I guess that's the nutritional yeast working its magic. I used air-popped popcorn and half the butter and it turned out fine. Next time I think I'll add some cayenne for a little heat. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2010
This was not as good as I expected it to be. Read More
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