Stovetop Cheesy Vegan Popcorn Recipe

Stovetop Cheesy Vegan Popcorn Recipe


Stovetop Cheesy Vegan Popcorn Recipe

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks – it’s inexpensive, just the right amount of indulgent, and super easy to make. I keep a jar full of popcorn kernels on hand at all times.

I was buying like 3 bags of White Cheddar Skinny Pop popcorn a week for a while (no lie). Which is super delicious – and the flavor is vegan, of course! But already-popped store-bought popcorn is pretty pricey compared to just making it yourself at home.
You could totally buy a popcorn maker like this one – but if you’re like me, you already have way too many appliances and absolutely no room in your kitchen cupboards. I recommend just using a big pot you already own and follow what I call the Pioneer Woman method.

Looking for an easy snack? Enter cheesy vegan popcorn!


  1. In a large pot, add in the oil and 3 popcorn kernels. Turn the heat to medium-high.
  2. Once the 3 kernels have popped, remove them from the pot and add in the remaining popcorn kernels. 
  3. Cover the pot and remove from the heat for 1 minute. Shake the pot a few times.
  4. Put the pot back on the heat. Shake frequently (every 15-20 seconds or so).
  5. After a couple of minutes, you’ll hear the popcorn start popping. Keep shaking. Remove from heat when the popping slows down. Keep the lid on!
  6. Once the popcorn stops popping, it’s ready to get cheesy!
  7. Add in the nutritional yeast, salt, and vegan butter. Give it a good toss to coat the popcorn. Alternatively, you can season the popcorn with dill, garlic, vegan parmesan, etc.


  • 2 teaspoon cooking oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2-4 tablespoon vegan butter
  • salt to taste