Homemade Seasoned Jalapeño Popcorn

Seasoned popcorn is an easy movie night snack and this homemade jalapeño popcorn is especially good. Made with cilantro, cheese powder, butter, and pickled jalapeños, it’s a truly full-flavoured snack. Whether it’s movie night or you simply crave a savoury snack, you have to try a jalapeño flavoured popcorn recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

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Movie night just isn’t the same without seasoned popcorn or, better still, homemade jalapeño popcorn. The savoury, spicy flavour and crunch are so satisfying and this is an easy popcorn recipe to make too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

Homemade Jalapeno Popcorn Ingredients

Along with the popcorn kernels and pickled jalapeño slices, you will need butter, cheese popcorn powder, chopped cilantro, salt, pepper, and a sliced fresh jalapeño.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

If you aren’t so keen on spice but you still want to make seasoned popcorn, you can sub a pinch of chili powder and/or a milder chili variety for the jalapeños.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

Or, if you are a spice lover, use serrano peppers instead. Be careful how much you use, since serrano chillies can impart some fierce heat and perhaps not everyone you’re making this for likes that much spice! You can also let people add their own chilies and seasonings later, making the batch mild to start with.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

Anyway, it’s easy to tweak the heat of this easy movie night snack. Also bear in mind some fresh jalapeños are pretty mild and others have some serious heat, so perhaps taste a little of the fresh one before adding it to the popcorn.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

You can also omit the cilantro or change the white cheddar popcorn powder for another variety.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

How to Make a Jalapeno Flavoured Popcorn Recipe

Heat a Dutch oven or large heavy pot then add butter. Add the pickled jalapeños and cook for a few minutes. Next you can add the popcorn kernels and some salt and pepper. Stir the mixture then cover the pot.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

When you start to hear popping, you can lift the pot a little and shake it a few times to promote even cooking. Keep cooking, shaking the pan every 30 seconds, until the popping slows down. This should take around 4 minutes. Now toss the cooked popcorn with the cheddar cheese powder, cilantro and sliced fresh jalapeño and serve hot.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

Tips for Perfect Homemade Popcorn

It is easy to make popcorn yourself and even making it the old-fashioned way in a pan, rather than using microwave popcorn, only takes a few minutes. Since it’s such a quick recipe, it’s best to prepare all the ingredients and make sure you have everything at hand before you begin.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

It’s also easy to add whatever flavours you want to your seasoned popcorn. This homemade jalapeño popcorn is especially good or you could try a sweet popcorn recipe by adding chocolate candies or similar. The sky is the limit really since popcorn has a neutral taste to begin with.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

The popcorn is ready when almost every kernel has popped. You will hear the popping slow down and then you know this easy movie night snack is just about ready to enjoy. And remember it will keep popping once you take the pan off the stove because of the heat inside.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

If you keep going to get every last kernel popped you run the risk of burning the popcorn. So don’t worry about a couple of unpopped kernels. That’s the price you pay for perfect popcorn!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

So grab all your ingredients, prepare this tasty snack and think about which movie you’re going to watch. I love travel movies and there are certainly a lot to choose from!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

Homemade Jalapeno Popcorn FAQs

Can you make this popcorn recipe ahead?

We all know and love freshly prepared popcorn but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it ahead of time. As long as you store it in airtight containers it should stay fresh.

However, this advice is only for plain popcorn. Once you add seasonings, such as jalapeno slices, it will start to get soggy very quickly. So for this particular jalapeno flavoured treat, I’d say make it just before you need it for the best result.

What is good to serve with this easy movie night snack?

Spicy popcorn is amazing by itself but you can add a soda to tone down some of the spice. If you also want something sweet to munch in front of that new movie you’re so excited to see, consider ginger molasses cookies or even some fresh fruit.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeño popcorn recipe. You will love this jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn.

Homemade Jalapeño Popcorn Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a homemade seasoned jalapeno popcorn recipe which is an easy movie night snack.

Homemade Jalapeño Popcorn

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Party
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Bella
Seasoned popcorn is an easy movie night snack and this homemade jalapeño popcorn is especially good. Whether it's movie night or you simply crave a savoury snack, you have to try a jalapeño flavoured popcorn recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Can pickled jalapeno slices
  • ½ Cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon popcorn powder white cheddar such as Kernels white cheddar
  • 3 Tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeño sliced

Instructions

  • Place a Dutch oven over medium low heat.
  • Once hot, add the butter.
  • Next, add the pickled jalapeños to the melted butter. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Pour in the popcorn kernels, salt and pepper. Stir and spread the kernels in an even layer and Cover.
  • Once the popcorn starts popping, lift the Dutch oven just slightly off the burner and shake back and forth to evenly distribute the heat.
  • Cook until the popping slows, be sure to shake the pan every 30 seconds. All together this should only take 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Toss popcorn with white cheddar powder, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapeños.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 761IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Homemade jalapeño popcorn is a mouth-watering and easy movie night snack which you’re going to love. This addicting treat features jalapeño flavoured seasoned popcorn and you can adjust the spice level to suit your palate.

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  1. Brianna Wilson wrote:

    5 stars
    My kids will love this! Making it tonight.

    Posted 7.2.22 Reply