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It Doesn’t Get Any Cheddar Than This White Cheddar Popcorn

This white cheddar popcorn recipe is dedicated to all you cheese lovers out there!

Big cheese fan or not, there’s no denying that white cheddar popcorn is one of the most popular popcorn flavors around. It’s right up there with classic kettle corn and buttery popcorn thanks to its killer combination of creamy and savory. 

Now you can always find a bag of white cheddar popcorn at the grocery store, but if you want to make your own, it’s super easy. All you need to do is use your Popsmith Popper and follow this recipe:

White Cheddar Popcorn Ingredients

  • ½ cup kernels
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup white cheddar cheese powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make White Cheddar Popcorn

Step 1: Preheat

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Set your stove to medium heat and let your Popper preheat for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 2: Add Oil

Pour oil into the Popper and wait for it to sizzle.

Step 3: Pour Kernels

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Toss 2-3 kernels into the pot. Add in the rest when the first one pops, then cover the Popper.

Step 4: Pop

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Turn the Popper’s crank clockwise while the kernels pop to keep them from staying in one place and burning. No need to do this the whole time — a few cranks every couple of seconds will do the trick.

Step 5: Remove

When popping slows, remove the pot from the heat and take the lid off to let steam escape.

Step 6: Make White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning

Mix white cheddar powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.

Step 7: Combine

Drizzle the melted butter over the popcorn and toss the Popper so it coats all the kernels. Then gradually add the white cheddar popcorn seasoning. Cover the pot with the lid again and give it some cranks to distribute the seasoning or just shake it.

Step 8: Serve Your White Cheddar Popcorn

white cheddar popcorn in a white bowl

Pour your freshly popped white cheddar popcorn into a bowl and enjoy! 

More White Cheddar Popcorn Tips

  • Feel free to adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. You can add more white cheddar powder for a stronger and more savory flavor, or increase the black pepper to give the popcorn more kick.
  • You can also include mix-ins to customize the popcorn even more — herbs like parsley add depth and a pop of color while a sprinkle of taco seasoning puts a Tex-Mex twist on it.
  • Eat your white cheddar popcorn ASAP — the melted butter will make it prone to sogginess.

Cheese the Day

Now that wasn’t tough at all, was it? The only problem you’ll have with this white cheddar popcorn is it disappearing even before you’ve picked something to watch on movie night. Good thing you can whip up another bowl in minutes with help from your Popper!

Be sure to check out our blog for more popcorn recipes and inspiration.

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