Looking for new popcorn topping ideas? Choose from cheesy, spicy, sweet and savory popcorn seasonings with this ultimate list of toppings for popcorn.
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What’s the most popular popcorn topping?
Popcorn is so versatile, you can add to it and make it something new! These are the top 5 toppings, according to BakeryandSnacks.com:
- Kettle Corn
None of these are a surprise, right? This ultimate list of toppings will have so many more that you probably have never tried.
How to get seasoning to stick to popcorn
The best way to get dry seasonings to stick to popped popcorn is with a binder like melted butter or oil. You can add even more flavor by using coconut oil, olive oil, or your favorite flavored oil.
To season evenly, spread the hot popcorn out on a baking sheet or other flat surface. Use wax paper or parchment paper to make cleanup easy.
With a spray mister, apply the melted butter or oil to the popcorn. You can also drizzle directly onto the popcorn, but do so lightly so the popcorn doesn’t get soggy.
Choose a new seasoning flavor (so many to choose from!) and sprinkle evenly on the popcorn. Use a large spoon to gently toss the popcorn.
Repeat as needed until the popcorn is seasoned to your preference.
Are these healthy popcorn toppings?
Popcorn by itself is a very healthy snack, since it’s a wholegrain. Popcorn is low in fat and calories, plus high in fiber. It’s also naturally gluten-free.
There are plenty of seasonings and toppings you can add to plain popcorn to keep it healthy. Just pay attention to the amount and be careful about adding fats and sugars. It’s also smart to control your serving size.
Best spices for popcorn
Make it really simple! Just grab one of these basic spices from your pantry to season your popcorn.
- Chili powder
- Cocoa powder
- Garlic powder
- Garlic salt
- Nutritional yeast
You can also make your own homemade spice mixes and use those. We recommend trying these:
- Everything but the bagel seasoning
- Italian seasoning
- Lemon pepper
- Ranch seasoning
- Rosemary Parmesan
- Seasoning salt (or no-sodium version)
- Taco seasoning
Sweet popcorn toppings
- Apple pie seasoning
- Birthday cake flavor seasoning
- Brown sugar kettle corn
- Buttery caramel corn
- Candied Jell-o popcorn
- Chocolate cinnamon seasoning
- Chocolate donut seasoning
- Chocolate sea salt caramel
- Cinnamon roll seasoning
- Cookie butter popcorn
- Cookies & cream popcorn
- Fairy Dust sugar and sprinkles
- Frosted cinnamon bun seasoning
- Gingerbread popcorn seasoning
- Kettle corn seasoning
- Maple cinnamon
- Peppermint bark popcorn
- Pumpkin spice
- Salted caramel seasoning
- Unicorn popcorn with candy and sprinkles
Savory toppings for popcorn
- Ballpark buttersalt
- Buffalo ranch
- Buffalo wing seasoning
- Buttery flavored theater salt
- BBQ popcorn seasoning
- Creamy mac & cheese seasoning
- Garlic lovers seasoning
- Lemon lime salt
- Maple bacon popcorn
- Old Bay
- Peanut butter seasoning
- Pink Himalayan salt
- Pizza popcorn seasoning
- Rosemary healthy popcorn
- Sea salt & cracked pepper
- Sea salt & vinegar popcorn
- Smoked bacon & sea salt
- Sour cream and onion popcorn
- Taco seasoning
- Tangy dill pickle popcorn
- Tex Mex seasoning
- Turmeric salt
- Zesty ranch
Spicy popcorn seasonings
Cheese popcorn topping ideas
This list should give you lots of ideas for your next batch of popcorn!