Cheese Popcorn Recipe

Homemade Cheese Popcorn Recipe

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This homemade cheese popcorn is so addictive and full of Cheddar flavor!

Cheese Popcorn Recipe

This cheese popcorn is super addictive, you just won’t be able to stop eating it!  The cheese flavor is intense and lingers in your mouth!

Easy Cheese Popcorn Recipe

I love homemade gourmet popcorn!  Just like my cinnamon sugar popcorn, this gourmet cheese popcorn is made at home quickly and easily! It tastes so delicious!

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn Best Recipe

Homemade cheese popcorn is made in minutes and everyone loves it! It’s a perfect addition to any party or a home movie night!

Homemade Cheese Corn

What turns the cheese popcorn cheesy? The secret ingredient is Cheddar cheese powder! Yes, it’s the same powdered stuff as what’s used in the boxed mac’n’cheese :) Where do you get it? Some large supermarkets carry it, but if you don’t feel like wondering the isles searching for it, just click here to get it on Amazon!

Homemade Cheese Corn

If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see that my popcorn grabbing hand got colored yellow from the cheese powder, lol!  Just like from eating Doritos :) This cheesy stuff is go finger-lickin’ good!

Cheese Corn

How To Make Cheese Popcorn

Making homemade cheese popcorn is extremely easy. The only ingredients you need are plain popcorn, butter and cheddar cheese powder (click here to get cheese powder on Amazon).

Cheese Popcorn With Cheddar Cheese Powder

All you need to do to turn plain popcorn into cheese popcorn is to toss plain popcorn in melted butter and then sprinkle it with cheddar cheese powder.  Toss the popcorn until it turns yellow and is uniformly coated with cheese.  Yum!

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn Recipe

If you like homemade cheese popcorn, you will also love these easy recipes:

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits – made from scratch, not from the mix, these cheese biscuits are super easy to make and taste amazing!

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits Recipe

How To Make A Cheese Platter – easy cheese board recipe for creating a perfect party cheese platter!

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn – this homemade popcorn is coated with melted brown sugar and cinnamon! Super addictive!

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf – more cheese please! This homemade meatloaf is stuffed with gooey melted cheese in the middle!

Cheese Pita Pizza – this easy personal cheese pita pizza is ready in 15 minutes! Yum!

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Homemade Cheese Popcorn Recipe

This homemade cheese popcorn is amazing! So full of Cheddar flavor and only takes 5 minutes to make! This cheese popcorn is seriously addictive!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, popcorn
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 107kcal



  • Put popcorn in a large bowl. Drizzle melted butter over the popcorn and toss to coat the popcorn with butter.
  • Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese powder over the popcorn and toss to coat.
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Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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9 replies
  1. Aaron
    Aaron says:

    This is a simple recipe. The key is the cheddar cheese powder AND the right popcorn. Your picture shows you used mushroom popcorn. This is important to get nice round popcorn that will be covered as you show. It would be nice for you to share with readers where they could purchase mushroom type popcorn as you did with the cheddar cheese powder.

  2. Chewy
    Chewy says:

    5 stars
    I used an air popper and the cheese popcorn came out really chewy and the cheese powder got all over your hands. Solution: I put the popcorn in a foil pan in the oven set at 25o for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. let it cool and it some of the best cheese popcorn I have ever had. Nice and crunchy, the cheese powder doesn’t get all over your hands.

  3. Kim
    Kim says:

    This looks yummy. I’m going to try it, but I will be using ghee on the popped kernels instead of butter. Butter has too much water in it, which makes for soggy popcorn. I stopped using butter on popcorn some years ago, plus I use coconut oil to pop it in.

  4. Cheese Popcorn
    Cheese Popcorn says:

    5 stars
    Yummy popcorn! I added a bit more butter and cheese powder… so good! Suggest mixing in a very large bowl with a lid and shaking to mix.

  5. bkaur
    bkaur says:

    5 stars
    looks yummy.. years ago, I used to pop popcorn for the kids and I melted butter and velveta cheese together and poured over the popcorn… yummy


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