Homemade Microwave Popcorn Recipe

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Homemade Microwave PopcornSorry this post is a little late, but I’ve been busy being sick {aka hunched over a toilet bowl barfing my brains out}. Sorry to give you that visual, but it’s where I’ve been. I really wish I hadn’t been there, but ya know. Can’t really control getting food poisoning or the stomach flu or whatever I had to make me so sick. My little one was confused and concerned when trying to explain the concept of ‘throwing up’ to her yesterday morning. Also, the ever growing baby in my belly did not like the sudden tensing of ab muscles while the throwing up-ness occurred. That hurt like a mother. So did the clear liquid diet that followed. There’s only so much water/tea/Sprite/chicken broth a girl can drink. I took a chance and had some dry toast too. It all stayed down, thankfully and I haven’t thrown up since Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning…so fingers crossed I’m almost completely healed. Can I get a hallelujah?

I’ve decided I’d rather be sick with a cold for a month than throw up once. Colds are completely manageable and I can still get regular daily activities completed. Stomach bugs….not so much. My 3 year old became buddy buddy with the iPad. And the tv. At one point I was desperate for more Sprite, so I drove to Fred Meyer, dropped my daughter off at the kids play area, bought my soda, found a couch and just sat for an hour and sipped my drink. I had lost all my energy and gotten light headed from the soda aisle to the cash register and probably looked pale and pathetic, but I didn’t care. And I may have fallen asleep for 15 minutes on said couch at Fred Meyer. So embarrassing, but I don’t even care. That’s how you know I was really sick.

So, this recipe was supposed to go up yesterday, but I didn’t really make it to the computer much. So here ya go. Popcorn for a Thursday. This is a simple recipe for microwave popcorn to make at home minus all the chemicals and things that I don’t particularly like eating all the time. Much more economical and you can customize it to how you like it. All you need is a paper bag or glass bowl and 2 minutes! And lucky for you, I made a how-to video with my little munchkin so you know exactly what to do. Hooray πŸ™‚ Feel free to print the recipe below or keep watching the video until you get it down. Have a great day!

Oh, and happy anniversary to my sweet and wonderful husband! We’ve been together 5 years TODAY! To think we made it almost 5 years without him having to clean up my puke…until yesterday. That is true love right there.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn Recipe

You won't believe how easy it is to make homemade Microwave Popcorn! Just follow these directions and give it a try.
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 mins


  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1-2 tablespoons melted butter
  • salt


  • Pour kernels into a plain brown paper bag. Crimp/fold the top of the bag over itself and place on its side in the microwave. Cook on high for 2 minutes or until the popping slows to 5-7 second intervals. Remove from microwave and toss with butter and salt.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Popcorn


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  1. Melissa

    Oh my goodness, you made my morning! Your daughter is adorable and totally cracks me up – what a fun age! We have tried popcorn like that in the microwave when I didn’t want to drag out the electric popper and it worked like a charm.

  2. Lauren

    She is so dang cute! This video was a great idea. I hope she enjoyed the jello, since she seemed so excited about it! πŸ™‚ And I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Being sick like that is the worst.

  3. Kristy (Sweet Treats & More)

    Okay, your little girl is too cute, and hilarious! What a personality! We love popcorn and usually just use our air popper, but I’ll have to give this a try!!

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. Betty

    Your daughter is adorable! How easy what that popcorn!?! I’m always amazed at how little I know!! LOL Thanks for sharing… will try! Hope your daughter enjoyed her jello.

  5. Amy

    Congrats on 5 years! I am so excited for you that you are having another baby! Your daughter is just so cute! Hope you get feeling better soon


  6. Megan | Eats Daily

    Haha great video! You two are so funny together…I especially like the end where you tell her to say “this is how you make popcorn!” πŸ˜‰

  7. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    She is too cute! She’s like “forget the popcorn, we’re making jello!!!”…until you give her the bag to shake, haha.

    I’ve made popcorn on the stove before and it’s just as easy! But I like that this method has fewer dishes to wash πŸ˜‰

  8. Megan | Eats Daily

    Ok I responded once already but I just wanted to come back and say that I made this tonight and it came out SO good and I can’t believe how easy it was. I had some kernals that I had been waiting to use but I never felt like getting out a large pot on the stove (kind of lazy) and dealing with hot oil . How’d you know the paper bag trick? Anyway, thank you!!

  9. Julie @ Table for Two

    i seriously want to steal brooke or have you guys visit me or me visit again. seriously SO ADORABLE. i can’t get over her haha..i hope you feel better πŸ™ πŸ™

  10. Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    Love it! I have a similiar recipe posted, It’s so addictive since there’s no guilt I go thru kernels like a popcorn fiene!
    Adorable video!

  11. Mary-Michael

    OK, I am having cuteness overload. She is precious. And what a fun age! I have a 2 1/2 year old and we have a ball! And congratulations on the new addition!! You guys are such a cute family!

  12. Carlas Confections

    Such a cute video. Brooke is so darn adorable!!! Love her πŸ˜€ Fabulous idea for popcorn. I hope you are starting to feel better too πŸ™‚

  13. dee

    your daughter. is. SO. ADORABLE!! ahh dajkhdjkahka i cannot take it..what an expressive little cutie pie! I love that she repeats what you say!! “don’t you wooorrrry!!” she’s too sweet..

  14. [email protected] Italian Next Door

    Oh…my….goodness!! Too adorable!! Your daughter is such a little sweetie! And what a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that?? My kids love to have popcorn for a snack, but I don’t like to give them much processed food and chemicals. Thanks for a great recipe Lauren! Come visit me over at my blog.

  15. Lauren Martin

    I love this! My family eats popcorn all the time so this is awesome! Congrats on the anniversary and I hope you feel better.
    P.S. Your daughter is too cute!

  16. Kaylee

    Sweetest little helper! Looking forward to trying this today with my littles. Congratulations on your 5 years as well! πŸ˜€

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