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75+ Popcorn Topping Ideas – the Ultimate List!

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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75+ popcorn topping ideas - cheese popcorn in green bowl
  1. Butter
  2. Cheese
  3. Caramel
  4. Kettle Corn
  5. Garlic

None of these are a surprise, right? This ultimate list of toppings will have so many more that you probably have never tried.

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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Repeat as needed until the popcorn is seasoned to your preference.

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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.

You can also make your own homemade spice mixes and use those. We recommend trying these:

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Savory popcorn in wooden bowl - popcorn seasoning ideas
100 Popcorn Topping Ideas - spiced popcorn in glass bowl

This list should give you lots of ideas for your next batch of popcorn!

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