Stovetop Popcorn

How to Make Stovetop Popcorn

Get perfect popcorn every time with this stovetop popcorn tutorial. All you need is popcorn kernels, a high heat oil, and salt!

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 8 Carbs 26 Protein 4
Yield 2 1x


  • 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. Make sure your pot is at least 2.5 quarts so that it can fit the popped kernels. 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!
  5. Option to add more salt or any other seasonings your heart desires!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Calories: 170 Sugar: 0 Sodium: 0 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 7 Protein: 4
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SnackMethod: StovetopCuisine: American

Keywords: stovetop popcorn, how to make popcorn on the stove

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