Growing Chefs! Ontario “Cheesy” Popcorn

"Cheesy" Popcorn

Butter-flavoured olive oil and nutritional yeast give this popcorn a cheesy” flavour without any dairy at all! Make sure your olive oil doesn’t contain any milk or butter for a truly dairy-free experience.
Serves 2-4
1 teaspoon cooking oil (depending on corn popping method)3/4 cup popcorn kernels2 tablespoons butter-flavoured olive oil or butter, melted1/4 cup nutritional yeast1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon salt
Hot air popcorn popper or heavy bottom pot with lidMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsWooden spoonBowls

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment and ingredients needed for the recipe before you get started.

Get Prepped!

Measure out all of the spices into a bowl and stir together. Measure out the butter-flavoured olive oil and set aside. Measure out the popcorn kernels.

Get Cooking!

If using an air popper: omit the cooking oil. Follow the manufacturer directions to pop the corn kernels.

If using a heavy bottomed pot:
heat over high heat. Add the oil and popcorn. Cover with the lid and wait for the corn to start popping. Shake the pot every 15 – 20 seconds. When the popping starts to slow down, with about 10 seconds between pops,” quickly pour the popcorn out into a large bowl.

Pour the butter-flavoured olive oil onto the popcorn and stir to combine. Evenly distribute the spice mixture. Taste for seasoning and enjoy!