Ketchup Chip Snack Seasoning

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 23 min
  • serves 1/4

Since the 1980s ketchup chips have been one of Canada’s favourite chip flavours. Learn how to make your favourite chip flavouring at home and go wild with this delicious, buttery topping. Add it to popcorn, roasted potatoes, parsnips, even squash for a sweet taste of nostalgia, minus the artificial flavours and colours.

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Directions for: Ketchup Chip Snack Seasoning


2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil

2 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp tomato paste

4 tsp white vinegar

½ tsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika)

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

12 cups air-popped popcorn (about 1/3 cup kernels)


1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Cook, whisking constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.

2. In large bowl, toss popcorn with tomato mixture to coat. Spread coated popcorn on large parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.

3. Bake in 300°F oven, stirring once, until coating is dry to the touch, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes to crisp.

Source and Credits

Recipe by Rheanna Kish

See more: Bake, Easy, Gluten-Free, Great Canadian Cookbook, Vegetarian

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