BBQ Flavored Popcorn

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I was gifted a set of pots and pans from Italic but all opinions are 100% my own.

Popcorn drizzled with butter then tossed in a sweet and smokey homemade BBQ powder for a fabulous gourmet flavored popcorn made at home.  This post was originally published in January 2014.

A bowl filled with fluffy white popcorn with a small bowl of red BBQ seasoning in the upper right hand corner all on a brick background.

Popcorn, popcorn everywhere!   Last week my house looked like a popcorn factory.  I had popcorn on the stove top, popcorn in the microwave, and popcorn sitting in bowls all over the kitchen and dining room. 

You might wonder why I had this much popcorn all over my house and the reason is simple.  On Christmas Eve I decided I wanted to make gourmet flavored popcorn for everyone in my family.  Each year I make a variety of homemade goodies for my family and this was a last minute addition. 

Easy Gourmet BBQ Flavored Popcorn!

I had seen a post on gourmet popcorn on a friends blog and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.   I ended up making six different flavors of popcorn, some sweet and some salty, and everyone in my family enjoyed the flavors they received.

Today I’m sharing the recipe for Gourmet BBQ Flavored Popcorn which is my favorite.  It’s hard to beat the smokey and slightly sweet flavor of homemade BBQ powder on top of buttered popcorn.  If you are looking for my other flavors I’ve made:

While you can use microwave popcorn I really prefer to pop my own.  It’s cheaper and it’s better.   I got an amazing set of pots and pans from Italic and I used the 3.5 quart saute pan with a lid.   It also has a handle on the side of the pan so it’s super easy to lift it off the heat once the popcorn has finished popping.

A large, silver skillet with a lid on it on top of a brick background.

If you haven’t heard of Italic you need to check them out! They have over 1000 products and counting from the same manufacturers as the top luxury brands, sold at prices without the markups.  The Zest 7-Piece Ceramic Cookware Set I received is from the same manufacture that makes All Clad and Calphalon and these pans are amazing!

A large, silver skillet full of fluffy white popcorn on top of a brick background.

So whenever I make my popcorn I like to use 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan wit 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels.  Then I put the lid on and heat it over medium high heat until the popcorn has popped up and the lid begins lifting up.  It’s an easy and delicious way to pop popcorn.

For this recipe you will need:

  • popcorn
  • paprika
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • butter

The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is.  You simply pop the popcorn, drizzle with butter, and toss with the homemade BBQ powder.  That’s all there is to gourmet flavored popcorn!

Pin Image: Text overlay, a cutting board topped with brown sugar, a bag of popcorn kernels, bottles of garlic powder, salt, paprika, chili powder, and onion powder, and a silver bowl filled with popcorn ssprinkled with red BBQ seasoning on it on a white background.

Also, this BBQ powder is great on other things as well.  I use it as a rub on chicken or pork before grilling it.   I mix it with a little oil and vinegar and use it as a beef marinade.  Sometimes I sprinkle it on my baked potatoes along with some butter.  It’s super versatile.

A silver bowl filled with popcorn sprinkled with red BBQ seasoning with a hand holding a handful of popcorn in the foreground on a white background.

So if you are looking for an awesome after school snack or easy to make Game Day snack give this Gourmet BBQ Flavored Popcorn a try!

A bowl filled with fluffy white popcorn with a small bowl of red BBQ seasoning in the upper right hand corner all on a brick background.

BBQ Flavored Popcorn

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Calories: 210kcal
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 8 c. popped popcorn
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter melted


  • 1. In a small bowl combine the smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.

    2. Pour the melted butter over top of the popcorn and toss to coat.
  • 3. Sprinkle the BBQ mixture over top of the mixture and toss to coat.
  • 4. Allow the popcorn to sit for 10-15 minutes before packaging.

    *Store in an air tight container for 1 week.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
A silver bowl filled with popcorn sprinkled with red BBQ seasoning on a white background.


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  1. I way prefer making popcorn on the stove top rather than the microwave too. This sounds yummy. I didn’t know popcorn with butter on it would keep! I’ll have to try it.

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