Easy Dill Pickle Popcorn with Homemade Seasoning is a savory popcorn treat perfect for the whole family! Make a homemade dill pickle seasoning mix and toss with popcorn for a fun snack!
Dill Pickle Popcorn became all the rage after it was introduced at Trader Joe's. At one point, Trader Joe's even sold a 'Seasoning in a Pickle' seasoning blend. Now, stores such as Aldi have their own Dill Pickle Popcorn and potato chips.
I love making simple snacks at home. This Dill Pickle Popcorn is the perfect snack to enjoy as the weather cools down and football parties begin. I can see this recipe becoming a movie night favorite! If you are looking for another popcorn snack, try this Jalapeno Popcorn with Parmesan Cheese! For a zesty option, try this Easy Spiced Mexican Popcorn using Taco Seasoning. If you want to be healthy, try this Simple Veggie Charcuterie Board.
Dill Pickle Popcorn Details
Flavor: Savory and salty! This tangy popcorn is reminiscent of a dill pickle (hence the name). This popcorn is salty with an earthy flavor.
Time: Less than 10 minutes and this includes popping the popcorn!
Level of Difficulty: Simple! The hardest part is popping the popcorn. I will teach you how to pop popcorn on the stovetop (once you try it, you won't stop). If you are intimidated by cooking on the stovetop, microwave popcorn is an easy option!
While the ingredient list may seem long, most of these are spices that you can find at your local grocery store.
- Popcorn Kernels: Alternatively, you could use pre-popped white popcorn or microwavable popcorn.
- Vegetable Oil: This is used for popping. Substitute a neutral cooking oil such as coconut oil.
- Butter: Use unsalted butter. If using salted butter, omit some of the salt in the seasoning.
- Pickle Juice: This gives the popcorn the true pickle flavor!
- Vinegar Powder: This fine powder is vinegar that has been fermented and dried down. Here is the vinegar powder that I use.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dill Seed
- Dill Weed
- Ground Mustard
- Ground Coriander
How to Make Dill Pickle Popcorn
- Mix seasoning. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Or, add all ingredients to a small food processor and pulse until combined.
- Make Sauce. Microwave the butter to melt. Stir in pickle juice and the dill pickle seasoning. Set aside.
- Make Popcorn. Place a pot on the oven over medium heat. Pour vegetable oil in bottom of pan and spread a thin layer of oil over the bottom of the pan. Add popcorn and place lid on top of popcorn.
- Be Patient and Vigilant. Stay near popcorn and listen for the kernels to begin popping. This should take about 3 minutes to begin. Popcorn should pop for about 2 minutes. Popcorn is done popping when there is more than 2 seconds in between pops.
- Mix popcorn. Remove popcorn from heat and pour butter mixture over top of popcorn. Stir to evenly coat sauce over top of all popcorn.
- Enjoy! Enjoy popcorn while warm.
Mix Dill Pickle Seasoning together.
Make sauce by melting butter and stirring in pickle juice and dill pickle seasoning.
Pour vegetable oil in the bottom of a pan to coat.
Add popcorn kernels and cover with lid. Cook at medium heat until there is 2 seconds between pops.
Remove from heat and take off the lid. A few more kernels may continue to pop.
Pour Dill Pickle Seasoning over top of popcorn and stir to combine.
Try these simple changes to add bigtime flavor to this Dill Pickle Popcorn Recipe!
- Spicy! Make this popcorn spicy by adding a pinch (or more) of crushed red pepper to the seasoning.
- Movie Style! Make this popcorn taste like you bought it at a movie stand by doubling the amount of butter (4 tablespoons instead of 2 tablespoons). Be sure to grab some napkins!
- Cheesy! Make your popcorn cheesy without adding actual cheese. Add a little nutritional yeast for a nutty, cheesy flavor.
Nothing fancy is needed to make this homemade popcorn recipe!
- Small bowl
- Medium to large pot with lid
- Large bowl (if pot isn't large enough to mix)
- Microwavable bowl or measuring cup. I prefer a measuring cup as it is easier to pour the sauce.
Popcorn is best enjoyed immediately. Store popcorn in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Do not leave your popcorn! When popping the popcorn, be sure to be vigilant. Popcorn can burn quickly and a few burnt kernels can ruin the whole batch. Stay in the kitchen while the popcorn pops and be sure to remove the popcorn from heat as soon as there is longer than 2 seconds between pops.
Yes, you can use microwavable popcorn or store bought popcorn to make Dill Pickle Popcorn. Keep in mind, microwavable popcorn and store bought popcorn can have added salt, butter or a different flavor than plain popped popcorn kernels. This can alter the taste of the popcorn. Be sure that you like the flavor of the popcorn and then add the butter dill seasoning mix and enjoy!
Yes, pickle popcorn is good! If you are a pickle lover, this popcorn will become one of your favorite snacks! The ingenious mix of spices makes for a tangy and savory handheld treat. I promise, you won't be able to stop eating this popcorn!
Pickle popcorn is popcorn that tastes like a pickle! This popcorn recipe is a mix of tangy and savory flavors that coat plain popcorn with sweet butter!
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Easy Dill Pickle Popcorn with Homemade Seasoning
- Small Bowl to mix seasoning
- Microwavable Measuring Cup
- Medium to Large Pot with lid to pop popcorn
- Mixing Bowl Optional
- 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- ¼ cup Yellow Popcorn Kernels uncooked
- 1 tablespoon Pickle Juice
- 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
Dill Pickle Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Vinegar Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Dill Seed
- ¼ tsp Dill Weed
- ¼ tsp Ground Mustard
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Coriander
- Melt butter in microwave. Add pickle juice and dill pickle seasoning to melted butter and stir.
- Place a medium sized pot on the stove at medium heat. Pour vegetable oil into pot and move pot around so that the oil covers the pan.
- Add popcorn kernels and cover with a lid.
- Watch popcorn closely as it begins to pop. Popcorn is done popping when no kernels pop for 2 seconds.
- Remove from heat. Pour butter mixture over top of popcorn and stir to cover all kernels.
Dill Pickle Seasoning
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Stir to mix all ingredients.