Instant Pot Popcorn

Wanna Netflix and chill? Got no time to prepare for snacks? Worry no more!

Popcorn in brown bowl with more popcorn on side

What can be better than popcorn? A healthy, delicious, scrumptious snack that everyone loves.

Let's get started!

Do you end up burning it instead of having finely cooked popcorns?

I've seen people trying to make Popcorn using their Instant Pot but end up failing.


That is because of their selection of oil.

I'm a major fanatic of utilizing butter for most things, however for this situation you need to use coconut oil.

Coconut oil has a higher smoke point which guarantees the popcorn pops uniformly and doesn't burn.

This two-ingredient recipe is now made even easier with this video guide:

Instant Pot Popcorn Recipe Video

Why should I use Instant Pot instead of a stove or microwave?

Preparing popcorns in an Instant pot is as easy as tossing a pack of popcorn into the microwave.

To my surprise, it is always tastier!

What can I use as toppings?

For this Instant Pot popcorn recipe, simply salt will do the thing for you but do not bound yourself to it and feel free to have experience with flavors of cheese, chili, or butter.

How to make Instant Pot Popcorn?

Well, first things first. Get the ingredients ready!

Instant Pot Popcorn

Now get the magic pot, yeah that's right! Your Instant Pot.

Select Saute and wait for 4-5 minutes till it gets hot.

Now pour 2 tablespoon of coconut oil into the pot.

Instant Pot Popcorn

Take ½ cup of popcorn Kernels and put it into the pot.

Instant Pot Popcorn

Stir well.

Close the lid and let the popcorn pop for a few minutes. Glass lid would be better but you can use the regular lid as well. No need to press any bottom.

Pour 2 tablespoon of melted butter.

Instant Pot Popcorn

Add salt to taste and stir well.

So, within minutes your Instant Pot Popcorn is ready to be enjoyed!

Instant Pot Popcorn

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Instant Pot Popcorn

One of the favorite movie time snacks for the whole family…
4.24 from 13 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, kernels, Popcorn
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • salt to taste


  • Turn on the Instant Pot and select saute . Wait for 3-4 minutes till it's hot.
  • Add the coconut oil.
  • When the oil sizzling, add the popcorn kernels and stir for 30 seconds in order to cover them with oil.
  • Close the lid and wait for the popcorn to pop (No need to pressure cooking).
  • After 3-4 minutes, when all the kernels have pop, open the lid, add butter and salt to taste and stir.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 142kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 2g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 9mg Potassium: 66mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 12IU Calcium: 10mg Iron: 1mg


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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Popcorn

  1. Avocado oil also has high smoke point and a subtle, buttery taste. I use it for stir fry and I think it should work for this popcorn recipe. I have a neighbor with nut allergy and coconut oil would send him to hospital

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