I love popcorn cooked in oil but do not love the mess it makes on my stove, so I decided to give it a try in the Instant Pot®. Not only does the coconut oil give it that movie theater flavor, there was ZERO grease splatter. I listed salt as a generic seasoning but feel free to experiment with flavors such as powdered cheese, ranch powder, Frank's® powdered Red Hot® seasoning, etc.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select High Saute function. When the display indicates the pot is hot, spoon coconut oil into the pot and let it melt.

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  • Add popcorn and stir with a rubber spatula until kernels are coated. Wait 30 seconds and stir again; kernels should be making a sizzling sound at this point. Cover pot with the glass lid on and cook for 5 minutes. Cancel Saute mode and let sit until kernels have completely stopped popping, about 1 minute.

  • Transfer popcorn to a large bowl and sprinkle with salt.

Cook's Note:

Plan on more unpopped kernels than you would cooking it on the stove due to not being able to shake the Instant Pot(R) around on the heat source like you would a pot on the stove burner. While there is more waste, popcorn is cheap and having no oil splatter is worth it to me.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 8g; sodium 39.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
This works pretty well. I don’t have a see-through lid, but it works with a regular one. I topped mine with melted habanero lime butter. Next time, I’ll spray with chipotle oil. It was delicious. And no splatter mess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
This works pretty well. I don’t have a see-through lid, but it works with a regular one. I topped mine with melted habanero lime butter. Next time, I’ll spray with chipotle oil. It was delicious. And no splatter mess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2021
First time making popcorn in the Instapot and it worked like a charm! I shook the Instapot a few times while it was popping and almost all of my seeds popped. I have the Instapot glass lid which I think helped. At the end I added some melted butter and sea salt. It was perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
This was amazing, and truth be told I generally do NOT like popcorn, but I think highly enough of this method I’ll be trying it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2020
I did like this popcorn, even though I forgot to add my popcorn salt to the oil this time which was my error, not the recipe. Much better than microwave popcorn! I do not own a glass lid for my Instant Pot. I made do with a glass lid from other cookware. My IP is the simple version 6 quart. I started a timer on my stove when the first 2 kernels popped. Listened to the popping to almost stop which was less than 3 minutes. Turned off the IP ,removed the lid, dumped the popcorn into a large bowl. Almost No unpopped kernels, even though my popcorn was a bit old. I will make this again! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2020
Awesome with minimal mess! Will definitely make again and plan to replace microwave popcorn with this, as it’s so much healthier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2021
I've made it twice and this recipe has worked flawlessly. Every kernel has popped. I enjoy making my own popcorn. It is one of my favorite snacks. I topped this batch with some grated parmesan cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2021
I did follow the instructions and the popcorn that popped was good., i did use the optional salt for cooking. There were 1/2 of the kernels un popped. I quickly transferred them to a microwave popper for them to pop, Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2021
I just made it in my 6 QT IP and it worked great. Almost all of the kernels popped. Thank you. Read More
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