Homemade Microwave Popcorn


How much money have you spent in the last year on those unhealthy bags of Microwave Popcorn? Do you have an air popcorn popper taking up room in your cupboard? Boy have the makers of these products been pulling the wool over our eyes! Did you know that to make Microwave Popcorn all you do is…..microwave it?

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Pour popcorn into a large microwave safe bowl.



Cover the bowl with a microwave safe plate that is

larger than the bowl and put it in the microwave.



Cook on high for 2-5 minutes depending

on the power of your microwave. Watch

and listen to the corn popping and when

it stops popping it’s done! Use hot pads to

remove from the microwave as the plate

and the bowl will be hot. Add butter or

your favorite topping and serve.


Homemade Microwave Popcorn




  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels


  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, pour in the popcorn kernels.
  2. Cover the bowl with a microwave safe plate that is larger than the bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 2-5 minutes or until the popcorn stops popping. Time depends on the power of your microwave, don’t overcook it or it will burn.
  4. Remove the plate and bowl from the microwave using hot pads as they will both be very hot.
  5. Top with butter or your favorite popcorn topping and serve.




Categories: Snacks/Appetizers


  1. I do the same except in a paper bag (doubled lunch sack for a small batch). I fold the top down once or twice and “stitch” it closed with a bamboo skewer. You are right about monitoring it closely as it will catch on fire!

    • When I was a kid my mom bought Jiffy Pop. It was in an aluminum pan with a twisted foil top. As it heated up the foil untwisted and expanded with the popcorn popping.

    • I couldn’t believe all the moisture on the the bottom of the plate. It’s crazy how much moisture is in just one kernel! But then again, that is what cause the kernel to pop.

  2. Great to hear! I’ve thought about this but never gave it a try and I have one of those air poppers which does take up space on my cabinet!!! I look forward to giving this a whirl.

  3. I have been thinking of a way to preserve my popcorn. I package it here in Nigeria and supply but it does not last for more than two weeks. Please can you help me with a way of preserving my popped popcorn to increase the shelf life?

    • I preserve my popcorn by putting the kernels in my freezer. It lasts a very long time there but as I said it is the kernels. Popped popcorn is meant to be eaten within a week but will last two weeks if stored in an airtight container as you know. I have read where you can store popped popcorn in a sealed bag and placed in the freezer as well to keep it fresh. They stated it doesn’t actually freeze but stays fresh longer. Give it a try and I hope this helps.

  4. We’ve just started to do the same but we put a quarter cup of popcorn in a lunch bag, fold it over and microwave it for the same amount of time as you do. It really is good! The spray sounds like a great idea, we’ll try that next time.- Neek

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