Spicy White Cheddar Popcorn

I have just recently been introduced to the greatness of making your own popcorn! For some reason, I always thought it would be so much more work to pop my own, and then I actually got kernels, read what to do, and it’s basically just as easy as making the regular old microwave popcorn. Duh, why didn’t I look into this sooner?! And it tastes so much better to make & add your own toppings to popcorn. This spicy white cheddar popcorn is so addicting! Not to mention being better for you and the endless ways to customize to suit your taste! So now I’m hooked and will probably be sharing too many popcorn recipes from here on out. You’re welcome.Spicy White Cheddar PopcornIn our house, we’re all addicted to white cheddar popcorn, so when Sartori sent us some of their Montamore Cheddar to try out, I knew I wanted to make some homemade white cheddar popcorn. And because I love most everything with a spicy kick, I decided to add some cayenne pepper. This popcorn is sooo good…and so addicting. It has a fresh cheddar taste with a nice little kick of spiciness. The nice thing about making your own popcorn, is being able to adjust everything to your liking, so you can make it a little more or a little less spicy, or just leave it out completely.Spicy White Cheddar PopcornSpicy White Cheddar PopcornSpicy White Cheddar Popcorn
Spicy White Cheddar Popcorn

Delicious homemade white cheddar popcorn with a spicy kick! 

Course: Appetizer, Snack
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (about 8 cups popped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4-1 cup white cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt, to taste
  1. Microwave Directions: Place popcorn kernels in a small paper bag - I like to do mine in two batches, 1/4 cup at a time (I reuse the same bag). Pop on high for 2-2:30, until most of the kernels have popped or there's about 3 seconds between pops.

  2. Pour popcorn into a large bowl. Drizzle with melted butter, lightly stir to coat the popcorn. 

  3. Add cheese, cayenne pepper and salt, lightly stir to coat the popcorn.

  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Shred your own cheese for this, the texture is so much better and will stick to the popcorn better!

Spicy White Cheddar Popcorn


cheese care of Sartori Cheese

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