Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

Many years ago I became suspicious of the ingredients in most traditional microwave popcorns.  The ingredient list was just a tad too long for my liking no matter how convenient those little packages were.  I invested in a hot air popcorn popper and am now much happier about my popcorn snacking habit.  Of course, hot air popcorn with nothing on it tastes rather bland.  Sure, plain might be healthier but my mouth craves the flavor of popcorn seasoning every once in a while.  If you are trying to include more healthy snacks in your diet, popcorn is a good choice.  Top your popcorn with a shake of this Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning if you are looking for a balance between healthy and delicious!

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Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe makes a healthy snack!

I made this  Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe with Cabot Cheddar Shake which is truly a delicious shake-able cheese product. Ingredients are rather simple: Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, whey, dry buttermilk, salt and disodium phosphate (to keep it from clumping). In addition to this nacho cheese popcorn seasoning recipe, I have also used this on pasta and I love it.  Cabot Cheese is one of my favorite cheese brands and they don’t disappoint with this cheese powder!

So, grab a few spices and head over to buy Cabot Cheddar Shake on Amazon (affiliate link!) for your next popcorn fix!

Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe for Delicious popcorn snacking

Yields 1/4 cup

Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe turns plain popcorn into a delicious healthy snack your mouth with love!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup Cabot Cheddar Shake
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 4 tsp chili powder


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and put into a container with a 'shaker' style lid (old spice jars work great!)
  2. To use, shake on warm popped corn and enjoy!

Want to start making popcorn at home but don’t have a hot air popcorn popper?  Learn how to make popcorn in the microwave with just a plane old brown bag!  Click the image below to learn how!

How to make popcorn in the microwave

Want to put your delicious Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning in a spice jar but can’t get the old label off of it?   Just click the image below to learn how!

how to remove labels from jars


This post has been sponsored by Cabot Cheese but all opinions expressed here are my own.  Contains affiliate links.

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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a BS in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional teens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.

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  1. That looks great! I've never thought of making my own popcorn seasoning before. That's awesome!
  2. I love this recipe. It's cool that I can make it myself and the re-purpose an old spice jar to store it in.
  3. I love this recipe for popcorn. It's so perfect for movie nights. Plus, it's cool that I can make it myself and then re-purpose an old spice jar to store it in.
  4. I'm not a fan of flavored popcorn. My dad loves this kind of stuff though.
    • Made my kids cinnamon and sugar popcorn this weekend and they loved it. Sometimes I crave something different!
  5. We love the nacho cheese flavor, but I have never really thought of making my own popcorn seasoning. I will have to try this.
  6. What a great idea for nacho flavor loving folks! I haven't seen the Cheddar Shake yet but if if they had a gluten-free version I'd totally get it if I saw it.
  7. Janet Pomerleau says:
    I need to order cheddar shake sprinkle for popcorn. can't find it.

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