Popcorn recipes | Best salted popcorn recipes

Who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s perfect as either a movie companion or a light snack. It also comes in a surprising amount of flavours, with plenty of salted popcorn recipes to enjoy. The Americans have taken popcorn recipes to another level, as such a lot of our recipes originate from there.

If your tastes run a bit more savoury, we’ve rounded up a great selection of salted popcorn toppings below. We recommend mixing any dried ingredients separately, and adding liquid ingredients first before mixing in the dried ones.

If you prefer sweet popcorn recipes, don’t forget to check out our previous article on the subject.

Bombay Popcorn Mix

This simple recipe mixes Regal salted popcorn with our classic Regal Bombay Mix. We recommend mixing together half a bag of each for a typical popcorn sharing bowl. Make sure to mix them well for maximum effect.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not add a little of our chilli garlic sauce to the mix? Its sweet, spicy flavour is a great companion to savoury food.


Popcorn Pizza Seasoning

Spice up your popcorn a little with our simple seasoning! Mix together 5g of grated gouda, a teaspoon of dried oregano, and a teaspoon of thinly chopped or crushed rosemary. Then, sprinkle it over your popcorn for a delightful twist.

Popcorn Pizza Melt

This recipe gives your popcorn a delightful, pizza-y flavour. You will need:

1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (thinly chopped/crushed)
5g grated cheddar cheese
5g grated emmental cheese
4 fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced (or a tin of pre-chopped tomatoes if you’re a big tomato fan)

Mix the ingredients well, before placing them under a grill for 5–10 minutes. Keep a close eye on it while it’s cooking, and remember that the cheese will be hot!

Marmite Popcorn

Marmite is (famously) a love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing. If you fall into the ‘love’ category, we suggest mixing 1–2 tablespoons of marmite with a dash of oregano and a little cheese. Spoons are also recommended.

Thai Popcorn

Love the sweet and spicy flavours of Thai cuisine? Try mixing together two teaspoons of our Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce with 2 teaspoons of coconut flakes and 1 teaspoon of curry powder.

Lime and Chilli Popcorn

Give your popcorn a zesty kick with this exciting recipe! You will need:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
1 large lime wedge (about 2 limes total)

Stir all the spices, salt and zest together in a small bowl. Toss the popcorn with the vegetable oil in a large bowl before sprinkling with the previously prepared spice mixture. Finally, squeeze the lime wedges over the popcorn and toss to ensure an even coating.

There’s a few different variants on this idea, but Martha Stewart’s recipe is pretty tasty.

Buffalo Popcorn

If you’d like to try a rich, savoury recipe, our Buffalo popcorn is an excellent choice. To make it, take
2 tablespoons of Regal Kebab House Chilli Sauce and 1 tablespoon of butter. Melt the two ingredients together before drizzling over your salted popcorn.

Three Herb Popcorn

This fragrant recipe from Taste of Home has a delightful taste, and doesn’t require much prep. You’ll need:

3oz butter, cubed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried chervil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
200g mixed nuts, optional
Salt to taste

Place your popcorn in a large bowl or roasting pan. Melt your butter in a small saucepan before stirring in your herbs. Drizzle this mix over your popcorn and toss to coat evenly.

Mixed nuts are a great way to add some more texture and flavour to your popcorn. Saltiness is a very personal thing, so add it based on your own personal taste.

Spicy Chickpea Popcorn Mix

This involves mixing half a bag of Regal salted popcorn with half a bag of Regal Spicy Chick Peas. Adding some pepper and paprika will give it a greater kick. You can also try adding our Regal Very Hot Chilli Sauce (not for the faint of heart) or our Chilli Mayo if you prefer something a bit milder.


We hope that one of our salted popcorn recipes has whetted your appetite. You can find our complete range of popcorn (and other movie snack essentials) on our Snacks page.

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