Easy Homemade Popcorn!

Easy Homemade Popcorn!

Some of the ingredients in microwave popcorn bags is just yucky. Which is what made me decide to check out how to make popcorn myself. Thankfully, it’s 10x easier than I ever imagined. And WAY yummier!

First up, you don’t need a popcorn machine! Such good news for me because we don’t have a pantry and I don’t have room for extra appliances. This recipe only requires a large stock pot with a lid. Ready, set, pop … you’ll be whipping this up often. I promise!

homemade popcorn


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup Kerrygold butter, melted (quality butter makes all the difference!)
  • Sea salt


In your stock pot, heat your oil. Toss in one kernel when you think it has gotten hot enough. Put on the lid and when it pops, you’re ready to get the whole batch going. Add in the rest of your kernels, put the lid on and start to shake/wiggle/bounce the stockpot over the heat. You’ll start to hear popping soon 🙂

When the popping spaces out, remove your pot from the heat. Pour into a serving bowl and drizzle with butter. Shake on some dashes of salt and getting toss to combine.

That’s it … so easier, healthy and delicious! Plus you can add in lots of other seasonings and toppings to fancy up your homemade popcorn. I love chocolate chips in with mine and my husband likes a sprinkle of Johnny’s Seasoning. Do you add anything extra to your homemade popcorn?

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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