Inspired by the flavors of a roast chicken dinner—the chicken stuffed with cloves of garlic, lemons, and thyme, and served alongside mushrooms and mashed potatoes—this homemade popcorn is meant to evoke the essence of a familiar, comforting meal.
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 ounce dried mushrooms, such as cremini
1/4 teaspoon finely grated zest from 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped (about 8 cups popped)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
In an electric spice grinder or high-power blender, combine nutritional yeast, dried mushrooms, lemon zest, garlic powder, and thyme and blend until a fine powder forms.
Place popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl and drizzle melted butter all over, tossing to coat evenly. Add about 1/4 cup seasoning mixture, tossing to coat evenly; add more, if necessary, until popcorn is well coated (leftover seasoning mixture can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days). Season with salt and serve. Popcorn can be stored at room temperature in a zipper-lock bag overnight.
electric spice grinder or high-power blender
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|