Bacon Popcorn


This is a flavorful popcorn treat that makes your mouth water and disappears fast! If you toss the cooked popcorn in a paper bag, it helps to absorb any extra bacon grease and prevents the kernels from falling on the floor. The leftovers make nice snacks for lunch boxes.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
10 cups


  • ½ cup bacon grease

  • ¾ cup unpopped popcorn kernels

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits (Optional)

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)


  1. Place bacon grease into a 6-quart pot and place over high heat. Add one or two popcorn kernels as testers. When test kernels pop, add remaining popcorn kernels and cover with a lid. As kernels start to pop, shake the pan back and forth constantly to keep unpopped kernels on the bottom. When popping slows down, remove the pan from heat and let it finish popping.

  2. Pour popcorn into a large bowl or paper sack. Season with 1/2 of the seasoned salt and stir. Taste before adding more salt if desired. Toss with bacon bits and shredded Cheddar cheese for an extra special treat. Store leftovers in lunch sacks or sandwich bags.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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