How To Make White Cheddar Popcorn

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Popcorn has become a favorite snack food around the globe. There are countless varieties of popcorn out there, but some are better than others.

If you want to make the perfect white cheddar popcorn, try this recipe! It is simple and quick to prepare.

How To Make White Cheddar Popcorn

It’s important to use real cheddar cheese or cheddar powder for this recipe because it will give your popcorn a unique taste.

You can also add other ingredients like garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, etc. to enhance the overall flavor of your snack.

Keep on reading to find out how to make white cheddar popcorn!

What Is White Cheddar Popcorn? 

Popcorn is made from corn kernels that have been popped using heat. It can be found in many flavors, such as sweetened, spicy, savory, and salty.

A great way to improve the quality of your popcorn is by adding cheese. The best type for White Chedder Popcorn is white cheddar cheese powder.

White cheddar cheese powder is milder than regular cheddar cheese, and it adds a nice touch to any dish. When combined with the right seasonings, popcorn becomes an excellent snack.

Mild cheddar powder is what gives white cheddar popcorn the whiter color, rather than the bright yellow/orange cheese popcorn you see. 

What Ingredients Will I Need? 

White cheddar popcorn is a delicious snack that tastes great with cheese dip or even alone. The secret behind its flavor lies in the combination of butter and cheddar cheese.

You will need only three ingredients to make this delicious white cheddar popcorn. 


  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup mild/white cheddar powder
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

How Do I Make It? 

Step One

Grab your popped popcorn. Make sure the kernels are not extremely hot. 

Step Two

Add 1/2 cup of white cheddar powder into the bowl containing the popped corn. Mix well until everything is evenly coated.

Step Three

Stir in 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Be careful not to burn yourself when stirring.

Step Four

Serve immediately – It’s as simple as that! 

How Do I Pop Popcorn? 

The easiest way to pop popcorn is to use a microwave oven. All you have to do is place the unpopped corn kernels in a bowl with a piece of kitchen paper on top. Make sure that the bowl is microwave safe.

Microwave the popcorn for 2 minutes at full power. Repeat the process if necessary. Once the popping stops, remove the paper towel and enjoy!

If you don’t own a microwave, then you can always use a stove top method. Simply pour about 1/8 inch of oil in a large pot and heat over medium-high heat.

Put the unpopped corn in the pan and let it cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove the corn from the pan and repeat the process. Continue heating the corn until it pops. 

Tips For Popping Corn On The Stove

Tips For Popping Corn On The Stove
  1. Use a non-stick pan if possible.
  2. Try not to overheat the kernels.
  3. Keep the heat low so that the kernels do not pop up too fast.
  4. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
  5. Store leftover popcorn in airtight containers.
  6. Enjoy!

How To Make White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This creamy sauce is made by mixing together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and white cheddar cheese.

It’s an easy way to serve up a cheesy appetizer at your next party. It’s ideal to pour on top of your cheesy popcorn if you are looking for an even cheesier dish! 


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup shredded white cheddar cheese


  1. Place the cream cheese in a small bowl. Beat with electric beater for 30 seconds.
  2. Gradually add the sour cream and continue beating until smooth. Fold in the mayonnaise and white cheddar cheese until combined. 
  3. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Is It Cheap To Make Your Own Popcorn? 

Yes, making your own popcorn is cheaper than buying it pre-made. You can save money by using your own resources to make it rather than buying it pre-made and processed. Pre-packaged popcorn is not that good for you, either. 

Also, try to buy organic popcorn because it contains no preservatives. If you want to know how much it costs to make your own popcorn, check out our article here.

What Are Some Other Ways To Cook Popcorn? 

There are many ways to cook popcorn. Here are some popular methods.

Oven Method

This is another popular way to cook popcorn. Simply spread the unpopped corn onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the popcorn at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Air Popper Method

An air popper is a clever device that allows you to use hot air and steam to pop your popcorn. This way is pretty fun, and it’s low fat, too. Air poppers have been around for years, and they’re really easy to find.

Stir Fry Method

This is another great option for cooking popcorn. Simply pour about 1/8 of an inch of oil (or enough to cover the bottom of the pan) in a wok or deep skillet. Add the unpopped corn, replace the lid, and bring up the heat.

pop the kernels for 3–5 minutes, until the pops start slowing. Remove the popcorn from heat and allow it to cool completely. Serve immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know How Much Popcorn To Buy?

You will need approximately 2 cups of popped corn per person.

Can I Freeze Popcorn? 

Freezing popcorn does not change its nutritional value. However, freezing makes the texture slightly crunchy. So be sure to thaw the popcorn first.

How Long Can I Keep Popcorn In The Fridge?

Popcorn should be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Store the popcorn away from other foods that have strong odors such as onions, garlic, and fish.

Final Thoughts

White cheddar is one of the most delicious and popular popcorn flavors. White cheddar is savory and cheesy, and as you can see, it’s easy to make yourself.

Making your own popcorn means that you can choose what ingredients you would like to use to make your white cheddar popcorn.

Thanks for reading!

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