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Chrissy Teigen’s Popcorn Seasoning Hacks Are the Sweet & Salty Goodness You Need In Your Life

When the stay-at-home orders first began, we were all about cooking the fancy and labor-intensive meals. We baked bread, cooked like Ina Garten and even tried our hand at plant-based recipes.  Sometimes we’re still down to whip up some beef bourguignon but we kind of wore ourselves out we’re really digging the low-maintenance meals and snacks right now and so is one of our favorite celebrities: Chrissy Teigen.

Popcorn is one of the easiest and quickest snacks imaginable but you definitely need some seasoning to really take it to the next level and Chrissy Teigen recently shared some popcorn seasoning recipes already have us drooling.

First, Teigen makes her popcorn in one of the Dutch ovens she created as part of her Cravings line at Target. Then, Teigen suggests adding an array of different toppings depending on your mood. “I like to add a packet of ranch seasoning, but you can use whatever your mood is calling for,” Teigen writes. “If you don’t have a ranch packet, try using onion and garlic powder along with some salt and pepper. A taco seasoning packet is another idea, maybe a little grated parm?” And if you’re in the mood for something sweet, Teigen has an easy recipe for kettle corn too. “If you like it on the sweeter side, you could make a fake ‘kettle corn’ by tossing light brown sugar and fine sea salt into the still-hot popcorn.” They all sound great, TBH.

If you want to try these recipes at home, you’re going to need a few things first.

Dutch oven

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Teigen makes her popcorn in a Dutch oven. You can also substitute this for your favorite microwave popcorn but making it on the stove truly does make it taste a million times better.


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Hidden Valley Ranch $8.36 on Buy now

If you want to follow Teigen’s recipe exactly, you can purchase the same ranch seasoning she uses on Amazon.

Light brown sugar

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This gives the popcorn its delicious sweetness.

Parmesan cheese

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Image: Milano’s.
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OK, I would never recommend cheese that comes in a plastic bottle any time other than for popcorn. This is to be used for popcorn and for popcorn only! Get the good stuff from an Italian grocer for all of your other recipes, OK, people?


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And of course, you need something to add a little heat.

You can also try the traditional salt and pepper and oil but you probably have those in your pantry already. You can get the full recipe from Teigen’s blog, Cravings. Enjoy!

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