Learn how to make white cheddar popcorn at home! This salty, cheesy snack is so easy to make right on your stovetop. Get the bowls ready because your family is going to love it!
Prep Time: 1minute
Cook Time: 4minutes
Total Time: 5minutes
3Tablespoonscoconut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4Tablespoonsunsalted butter, plus more to taste
1-2Tablespoonswhite cheddar powder , plus more to taste
fine sea salt, to taste
In a large, heavy bottom pan, heat the oil. Place 3 kernels into the oil. Let them heat up. Wait for them to pop before adding the remaining kernels.
Once the kernels have popped, add the rest of the kernels in an even layer. Remove from the heat. Count to 30 seconds (out loud so you don't forget). After 30 seconds, return the pot to medium heat.
Using hot pads, gently shake the pan. As it starts popping, tip the lid slightly to allow steam to escape.
Cook the popcorn until you hear it slow down (several seconds in between pops) and then immediately remove from the heat. Drizzle butter over the popcorn and sprinkle with the cheddar powder (I like to start with about 1 Tablespoon). Put the lid on and shake the popcorn.
Pour into a large bowl. Add more cheddar powder, if desired, and salt to taste.
White cheddar: I like the Kernel Seasons brand. I find mine at Kroger or Target stores. To add a little heat to your popcorn, you can add a pinch of cayenne powder or chili pepper. Storage: Store leftover popcorn in a brown paper bag so it does not become too soft up to 3 days. Yield: This recipe makes about 14 cups of popcorn.