Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

Total Time

Prep/Cook: 10 minutes


7 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vegan Popcorn Seasoning Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat; when oil begins to sizzle add popcorn kernels. Cover and shake until popcorn stops popping, 2-3 minutes.
    Transfer to a large bowl; add melted butter and remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Continue tossing until popcorn is coated.

Vegan Popcorn Seasoning Tips

What can I add to popcorn to make it taste better?

Seasoning blends are the perfect vegan-friendly addition to freshly popped popcorn. Aside from this seasoning recipe, we recommend adding cinnamon, garlic or taco seasoning to popcorn. You might like these other vegan snacks, too!

How do you get flavorings to stick to air-popped popcorn?

Flavored seasonings, like this vegan popcorn seasoning, will stick to air-popped popcorn if you first toss it with a base like ghee or oil.

Can you flavor popcorn before popping?

We recommend adding seasonings, like nutritional yeast, to flavored popcorn after popping. If you add the seasonings beforehand, you could burn the popcorn—and who wants that?

Research contributed by Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor, and Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 150 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.