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Cool Ranch Popcorn Seasoning

Several people in our household like a popular “Cool Ranch”-flavored junk food, but I’d rather not spend money on tortilla chips sprayed with some weird chemical concoction. After a bit of experimenting, we went beyond the flavor of the pre-packaged stuff. The bold flavor of real spices in this seasoning is sure to win over “Cool Ranch” fans!


  • 3 teaspoons buttermilk powder (found in the baking aisle)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Directions

Mix all the spices and the buttermilk powder together thoroughly in a small bowl. Place your freshly popped popcorn in a large container and drizzle with olive oil or melted butter (if air-popped). Add the spice mixture evenly, and toss.

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Italian Breadstick Popcorn Seasoning

Italian Breadstick Popcorn Seasoning

Everyone in our family loves Italian food, and a trip to our favorite local restaurant is always a delicious experience. The fresh breadsticks are always a big hit, and the kids often fill up on bread before the meal arrives.

The warm, fresh flavors of Italian breadsticks are the inspiration for this seasoning recipe. It is quick and easy, and sure to please!


  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon popcorn salt (finely ground salt)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (can be omitted if using an oil popper)
  • 8-12 cups of freshly popped popcorn


Mix together the basil, parsley, garlic salt and popcorn salt in a small bowl. Place your freshly popped popcorn in a large container with a lid, toss with the olive oil (if air-popped), then add the spice mixture. Close the lid and shake until the popcorn is evenly coated. The seasonings will stick better if added while the popcorn is hot.