Homemade Popcorn Toppings

Popcorn is the topic of choice for Thursdays three. Three different popcorn… what?

I mean, I could talk to you about hull-less popcorn, blue coloured popcorn, butterfly popcorn. There could be a lot here, honestly. However, I can almost guarantee you’re not interested in it. If you are, I encourage you to google all the different types of popcorn. If you’re not, you’ve come to the right place.

Instead of popcorn varieties, I’m proud to bring you three different homemade popcorn toppings. Something I think everyone can appreciate. Say goodbye to the Kernels shakers (in fairness, there is a time and a place, so maybe just pop that store-bought seasoning into the cupboard for another day) and get ready for movie night this weekend to be elevated to the next level. The elevation may not be due to the movie choice (TV Ideas here), but hopefully it will be thanks to your popcorn containing one of these three homemade popcorn topping ideas.

homemade popcorn topping ideas at Signed Samantha today. Samantha is making her favourite popcorn with Sloane in the kitchen. Sloane is cracking pepper onto the popcorn while sitting on the counter.

Gourmet Popcorn Toppings

My personal draw to homemade popcorn toppings comes from two places.

One is wanting to create some fun recipes – easy ones. Honestly, with these homemade popcorn toppings, you can mix and match whatever your heart desires. Moreover, it is an easy food to take a tiny bit and taste test your ideas with. So if it doesn’t work out, the waste is minimal.

The second is wanting to be slightly more aware of what I’m putting into my body. I recognize that I’m still making a treat, and I’m certainly not depriving myself of goodies. Still, I definitely can do better than that salty store-bought seasoning – plus, I find putting a homemade popcorn topping onto your popcorn tastes a million times better than the store-bought stuff.

homemade popcorn toppings including parmesan, butter, and cracked pepper - pictured on the popcorn in a white bowl

Three Homemade Popcorn Topping Ideas

Okay, since it is Thursday’s Three, I can contain how many homemade popcorn topping ideas I share with you… Obviously, it’s three.

I’m going to start with my favourite.

Parmesan Pepper
+ freshly popped popcorn
+ melted butter
+ parmesan
+ fresh cracked pepper

Do I really need to provide instructions on what to do?! Mix it up, enjoy. Quantities are entirely up to you and also depend on how much popcorn you have. You’re the boss and the one in charge!

homemade popcorn toppings including parmesan, butter, and cracked pepper - pictured on the popcorn in a white bowl

More Popcorn Topping Ideas

Next up: Lime + Cayenne
+ freshly popped popcorn
+ melted butter
+ fresh lime juice
+ cayenne pepper
+ salt

A little bit of lime juice, into the butter, along with as much cayenne heat as you want and a tiny bit of salt to bring that flavour out. Mix the butter and lime juice into the popcorn and top with cayenne and salt.

Finally, Rosemary and Sea Salt
+ freshly popped popcorn
+ melted butter
+ dried rosemary
+ sea salt

Using a mortar and pestle, grind up the rosemary. Toss your popcorn in butter and add the rosemary and sea salt. Hint: pecorino is an excellent addition to this one too.

Let me know what you end up trying! Happy movie night.