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Instant Pot Popcorn

Put your Instant Pot to use in a completely different way with this Instant Pot Popcorn. A fun way to make the best movie night snack ever!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 187kcal


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil corn, canola oil and vegetable oil work well too
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or to taste, optional


  • Press SAUTÉ on your Instant Pot. When it reads HOT, add the coconut oil. Once it melts, add 3 popcorn kernels and cover with the lid. When the kernels pop (should take 2 to 5 minutes), add the remaining popcorn kernels and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir to coat the kernels with oil and salt. Cover with the lid and let it go until the popping slows to about 4 to 5 seconds between pops. Press CANCEL and unplug the Instant Pot. There will be some steam and condensation on the bottom of the lid so remove it carefully, off to the side.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the popcorn, if using, and toss well. Taste and season with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste.



Serving: 2cups | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg