BBQ Flavored Popcorn Recipe | PBS Food

A simple but tasty recipe for BBQ Popcorn. Like your favorite flavored potato chips, this zesty snack makes a great quick and easy appetizer or treat the whole family will love.


Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 5 Minutes

Total time: 10 Minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels


  1. In a small bowl, mix the garlic salt, smoked paprika, sugar, onion powder, chili powder, table salt, and mustard until evenly combined.
  2. Using an air popper, pop the corn kernels into a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle the oil over the popcorn, shaking the bowl gently to evenly distribute the oil over all the pieces.
  4. Shake some of the spices over the popcorn and gently shake the bowl again. Repeat this a couple more times until the seasonings are all used up and evenly distributed.
  5. Serve immediately.
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