Chili Cheese Seasoning for Popcorn and More

Try this chili cheese seasoning for your popcorn, potatoes, eggs or veggies.

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Chili cheese seasoning for a little extra kick.

Usually we eat our air-popped popcorn with a little salt and butter, but now and then we spice things up with a little Chili Cheese Seasoning.popcorn bowl

But this chili cheese seasoning isn’t just for popcorn, it’s also good on potatoes, pasta, veggies, eggs, chickpeas or garlic toast.  This recipe uses real cheddar cheese powder, which I found at a bulk food store. If you want, you could also use KD cheese powder!

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Chili cheese seasoning on roasted potato slices.

Recipe for Chili Cheese Seasoning

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Chili Cheese Seasoning

Great for popcorn, steamed veggies, pasta, scrambled eggs, garlic toast or as an ingredient in homemade bread.
Prep : 4 mins
Total Time: 4 mins


  • 4 Tbsp real cheddar cheese powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper more or less as you prefer


  • Mix together all ingredients until well blended.


Enough for 4-6 family sized bowls of popcorn.
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This chili cheese seasoning is also great on roasted chickpeas.

Seasoning Popcorn – How Much?

When it comes to popcorn, there’s really no need to follow precise measurements, so don’t worry too much about exact measurements. The following are just general guidelines to give you a sense of what you can expect.

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Popping Corn – 1/2 cup popcorn kernels =16 cups or 4 Litres of popcorn (1 ice cream pail)

Butter – 1 Tablespoon of butter will  coat 4 cups of popcorn

Seasoning – 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of seasoning will coat 4 cups of popcorn

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Enjoy your popcorn!

Other Seasoning Mixes

I love making homemade seasoning mixes. I like knowing exactly what’s in them and being able to control the amount of salt and other additives. Here are some of my favourite seasoning blends.

Onion Soup Mix– an MSG, salt and bouillon free version that’s super tasty

Italian Seasoning – for sauce, pizza, veggies, breads, salad dressings and EVERYTHING!

Lemon Herb Seasoning – great for veggies, chicken and fish

Cajun Seasoning – great for meats, soups, stews and sauces

Taco Seasoning – makes great Taco Seasoning/Sauce

Steak Seasoning – great for all meats and when mixing ground meat for burgers, meatballs or meatloaf

Popcorn Seasoning Recipes – not just for popcorn! (several recipes in one post)
Chili Lime Seasoning – great for chicken, fajitas, tortillas, taco salad, etc.
BBQ Seasoning – great for chicken, barbecued meat, beer can chicken, pulled pork, ribs, etc,

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