Red Hot Buttered Popcorn

"I came up with this when I wanted to add a bit of zing to regular buttered popcorn. You can spice it up a bit by adding a bit or a lot of cayenne to the butter mixture if you like. For those who don't have access to Frank's RedHot Sauce, I do have a copycat recipe for it #recipe13676 ."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (41.2 g)
  • Calories 180
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 147.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 5.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Melt butter in microwave oven.

Step 2

Mix in hot sauce, peppercorns and cayenne if using.

Step 3

Pour over popped corn and toss to coat.

Step 4


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is the way we have made popcorn for many many years! It not only heats up the popcorn but turns it into a very nice healthy snack. Thanks Bea!

review by:
(24 Apr 2014)

Sue Lau

This is quite good actually! I worried that it might be a bit vinegary in taste but as it turns out, it has a nice *zing*. I thought people who enjoy Buffalo wings might like this. It's not too spicy either- the heat is about the same as a medium hot wing sauce, so spice it up if you like more. I often use a habanero spice blend on my popcorn and that would work nicely here as well.

review by:
(14 Feb 2014)