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Instant Pot Popcorn

This Instant Pot Popcorn recipe is easy to make and tastes very similar to movie theater popcorn! Three ingredients and about 20 minutes are all you need to make it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 137kcal
Cost: $1.07


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • measuring cup
  • large bowl


  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided


  • butter
  • seasonings



  • First, set the Instant Pot to the "saute" setting and then press the "Adjust" button until it reads "More".
  • Once the display reads "Hot," add two tablespoons of coconut oil and let it melt. Put a clear glass lid on the pot, and let the pot preheat for 1-2 minutes.  
  • Add in ½ cup popcorn kernels and stir them to coat with oil.
  • Cover the Instant Pot with a clear glass lid and cook for 5-6 minutes or until 2/3 of the kernels are popped. Leave the lid on and let it sit until almost all of the kernels are popped about 1-2 minutes.
  • When it is done popping, transfer the popcorn to a large bowl and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt over the popcorn.
  • Transfer popcorn to a large bowl and sprinkle ½ teaspoon salt over the popcorn.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining coconut oil, popcorn kernels, and salt.


  • Add your favorite toppings like butter and seasonings. Serve.


The nutrition information below accounts for just the popcorn, coconut oil, and salt. It does not include any toppings you add to the popcorn. 


Serving: 4cups | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg