Popcorn Recipes

Find a recipe for the crunchy, salty, and sweet popcorn you've been craving.

Staff Picks

Sriracha-Lime Popcorn

Rating: 4.27 stars
A spicy sriracha snack with a kick of lime.

Spicy-Sweet Buffalo Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars
If Buffalo wings and kettle corn married, this would be their baby! This popcorn is sweet, salty, and spicy all at the same time! It's a winner for football parties. If you like blue cheese, try sprinkling a few blue cheese crumbles over your serving of popcorn. I put a small bowl of blue cheese crumbles next to the popcorn bowl so people can add some if they wish.

Gourmet Microwave Popcorn

Rating: 4.63 stars
I keep a jar of popcorn kernels and a small bottle of fancy olive oil in my office. Much better than microwave popcorn, and tastier too.

Italian Popcorn with Parmesan

Rating: 4.44 stars
A quick, savory snack that is perfect for movie night.

Sweet, Spicy, and Salty Popcorn

Rating: 4.6 stars
This popcorn is a family favorite, giving you an explosion of flavor with every bite. It is easy to adjust depending on taste preferences. Amounts are flexible depending on what you like such as adding more salt, cayenne, or honey. Make sure to keep some napkins handy.

Garlic Bread Popcorn

Rating: 4.21 stars
Odd but delicious version of garlicky goodness that tastes great! There is no way to go wrong with this, you just have to love garlic as much as I do. Adjust to your tastes! The wonderful thing about popcorn is that it is so versatile!

Kettle Corn

Rating: 4.6 stars
Take a trip to the county fair with a bowl of old-fashioned Kettle Corn. Your family will never want plain popcorn again! If you use white sugar, it will taste like popcorn balls and if you use brown sugar, it will taste like caramel corn.

Microwave Popcorn

Rating: 4.56 stars
Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly.

Coconut Oil Popcorn

Rating: 4.9 stars
One of my favorite snacking alternatives.

Instant Pot® Popcorn

Rating: 4.5 stars
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.

Movie Star Popcorn

Rating: 4.6 stars
With all of the artificial ingredients and disregard of our health in the store-bought microwave popcorn, I've been making homemade popcorn every weekend the old-fashioned way. I like to use peanut oil due to its high smoke point, but if you have allergies, then substitute vegetable oil.

Cajun-Spiced Popcorn

Rating: 4.39 stars
Popcorn is roasted with butter and a blend of spices to make an addictive snack. I make this for watching movies or even sports.

Inspiration and Ideas

Movie Star Popcorn
Make your popcorn the old-fashioned way—on your stovetop! Try using this combo of peanut oil and butter.
Pad Thai Popcorn
See how to make Chef John's sweet, spicy, aromatic snack.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars

Popcorn as good as the theater's, with a kick! Salty, spicy and a little smoky. All you need is a large pot or metal bowl. I use a large 2 gallon metal bowl. Omit the chili powders if you don't like it spicy.