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Home-made Microwave Popcorn

Home-made Microwave Popcorn... a healthier more frugal way.

1/4 cup popping corn (I buy the cheapest brand)
brown paper bag (I save my brown bags they put my ice cream in, they're about the same size as a lunch bag, but heavier weight)

I spray my popcorn lightly with vegetable oil and place in the paper bag. Some like it air popped and do not spray the popcorn, some spray with butter spray or PAM, and some just toss the kernels with a little vegetable oil. It's up to you and your tastes. I personally dont like the chemically taste of PAM.

Fold the top of the bag over three or four times, creasing firmly. Notch the top of the bag to keep it folded. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until there are about 5 seconds between pops. .

Add salt or other seasonings (garlic powder, parmesan cheese, etc) to bag and shake to coat before eating. I melt a little butter on mine and salt.


  1. I just made stove-top popcorn tonight! I like to use EVOO with mine - it gives the popcorn a good flavor & it has to be better than a spray of PAM. YUM! I will have to try out this popcorn in the microwave though, maybe take some to work.

  2. I also used extra virgin olive oil and salt mixed onto one-fourth cup of popcorn then placed in the paper bag and microwaved. It was good, but I almost burned it at just 2 minutes, so next time I'll try only 1 min. 45 seconds. This is amazing that I can make my own popcorn! Great idea.