Yield: 3 cups

Microwave Popcorn

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Never overspend on Microwave Popcorn from the store again! Learn how to make popcorn in the microwave from scratch with these two easy methods. No popcorn popper needed!


  • ⅓ cup popcorn kernels


    1. Place ⅓ cup popcorn kernels in a paper lunch sack.  Fold the top down making 2 folds. 
    2. Set the bag upright in the microwave.  If the bag tips over while the popcorn is popping, it’s ok.  It will not affect the popcorn. 
    3. Microwave for 1 and-a-half minutes or until there is 1-2 seconds between popping kernels.  It is better to have a few unpopped kernels than a whole bag of burned popcorn. 
    4. Always monitor the popping process.  Leaving the bag unattended and microwaving for too long may result in fire.
    5. After the popcorn is done popping, remove the bag and add desired toppings.


  • You can also make this using a glass microwave safe bowl. Place ½ cup popcorn kernels in bowl.  Cover bowl with microwave safe plate.  Microwave for 2-5 minutes, or until there is 1-2 seconds between popping kernels. (*mine took exactly 5 minutes).  Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave.  It will be hot.  Serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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