Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

So what was your favorite Christmas gift? Did you guys get anything awesome? I got an iPhone, finally.

bye phone

I think my old phone took the blow pretty hard. It was literally spinning on this screen for over an hour as it slowly died for the last time ever. Poor little guy. It’s hard to hate you so much when you look so forlorn.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

But good news! I’m on Instagram now! You can follow me here, or click the icon on the sidebar. I don’t have anything exciting up yet, but just you wait people. Just you wait. We are going to be instagraming it UP over here.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

Also, you’ve probably noticed the bar at the top of the page asking you to sign up for my emails. Facebook used to be a great way for you all to follow me, but ever since the changes that Facebook made to their algorithm several weeks ago, very few of you are receiving my updates in your feed (I know because I get stats on it. I swear I’m not stalking you). Add your email if you want to get every blog post!

Now that I have a big girl phone, I keep waiting for the moment when I turn into that jerk who can’t carry on a conversation because they’re staring at they’re phone constantly. It hasn’t happened yet, mostly because there is nothing to do. I’m super lazy about technology set-up. Read the manual? Puh-lease.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

I’ve got the perfect appetizer/snack for you to make on New Year’s Eve, whether you will be partying all night or falling asleep on the couch with a warm blanket. Popcorn is the great equalizer.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

Popcorn is one of those foods that I get bored chewing after like 3 seconds. But instead of muscling through it, I just shove the next handful in, hunched over my bowl, cheeks bulging, looking like a small woodland creature getting prepped for winter.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

I added Sriracha, of course, that being my trendy-food-item of choice. And cheddar! The cheese is totally optional, but it balances out the heat rather nicely.  This is so easy to throw together. You can use any hot sauce you want, of course. The amount called for doesn’t make it overly spicy, but if you are worried, start with less. Happy New Year everybody! Come back on Wednesday to see my personal favorites from 2013.  Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
This sriracha cheddar popcorn is easy to throw together. You can use any hot sauce you want.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha, or any hot sauce
  • 8 cups popcorn, popped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded, optional


  • In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add the Sriracha and stir to combine.
  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the popcorn, stirring as you go. Add salt to taste and stir some more.
  • Sprinkle the finely shredded cheddar over the popcorn and gently stir it in. Serve immediately.


You can use any kind of hot sauce you want, it doesn't have to be Sriracha. That's just my favorite. Also if the cheddar cheese weirds you out, you can skip it. It's good without it.
Source: adapted from The Curvy Carrot


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Calories: 96
Keyword: cheddar, popcorn, Sriracha
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  1. Ha! I’m just getting my first smartphone this week as well. This popcorn looks delicious.

  2. Popcorn is like my all time favorite snack. Give me a class of wine and a bag of popcorn and I’m a happy girl. While I can’t handle any kind of heat whatsoever, my hubs would probably love this version!

    So happy you got an iPhone! I resisted for several years because I loved my blackberry, but Josh (being the apple techie he is) converted me and I’m super attached to it now!

    1. Popcorn is the best. It’s kind of like eating air. I can throw down popcorn like nobody’s business.

      I’m so excited about my phone! I followed you :)

  3. I recently discovered sriracha, and I’m obsessed! I don’t know what I’ve been missing. Can’t wait to try it on popcorn. This recipe is genius.

    And your picture of your poor old phone had me cracking up! It’s so sad and broken, ha! Welcome to iPhone world! It’s the best : )

    1. It’s so easy Natalie! You have to try it! Sriracha is the best.

      And I know, I’m so excited about my phone! Following you now :)

  4. I’m a newbie on Instagram too! :) My phone is a discarded flip phone from my husband’s company. It doesn’t have internet and it takes me an eon to write a text. It makes phone calls, haha. So I take pictures with my husband’s iPad, which has got to be the bulkiest, clumsiest, most awkward way to take pictures EVER, but it works (sort of).

    I’m following you now and I expect that your photos will make me hungry. :)

    1. I’m glad I’m not alone Claire! I was beginning to think I was the only one left on the planet without a smartphone. I’m so tired of calling my husband from the grocery store to have him look up what items I need for that-one-recipe. (Yes, this is mainly what I will use my phone for…looking up ingredients.)

      I followed you back! Your cranberry cake looks divine! :)

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