How to Make Stovetop Popcorn

Make snack time easy and healthy tonight with our stovetop popcorn tutorial! Don’t worry, we even put together a “how to make popcorn on the stove” video for you to watch. So, let’s get popping! 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Snack
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil*
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place 1/2 tablespoon of oil on the bottom of a medium to large pot. Turn heat to medium/high and place two unpopped popcorn kernels in the oil. Cover and let sit, shaking periodically.
  2. Once the two popcorn kernels have popped, you can add the rest of the unpopped popcorn. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, cover, and shake kernels so that they are fully coated in oil.
  3. Continue to periodically shake kernels (with the top on) about every 20 seconds so that the kernels don’t burn. Soon enough, they will begin to pop!
  4. Continue shaking pot as the popcorn pops. Once there are about 2 or 3 seconds in between pops, you know the popcorn is done popping and it’s time to eat!


  • Option to use any kind of oil your heart desires. We recommend avocado oil, ghee, or butter.


  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 4


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