Easy Instant Pot Recipe for Popcorn

Did you know you can make popcorn in your Instant Pot?

I recently tried this technique myself and it works great.

Ingredients & Equipment

  • Popcorn kernels
  • Oil (coconut, vegetable, or avocado work well)
  • Instant Pot with “Sauté” function
  • Glass lid / bowl
  • Oven mitts
  • Serving bowl

Easy Instant Pot Popcorn Steps:

  1. Pour oil into the Instant Pot insert. Amount varies based on pot size and desired quantity.
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels. Adjust based on your preferences.
  3. Put the glass lid/ bowl on top, to watch the popping.
  4. Turn on “Sauté” function and set heat to medium-high.
  5. Once kernels start popping, gently & carefully shake the pot occasionally to prevent burning.
  6. When popping slows, switch off “Sauté” mode.
  7. Using mitts, carefully remove inner pot and give a last shake to pop remaining kernels.
  8. Transfer popcorn to a bowl and enjoy.

Easy Instant Pot Recipe – Tips for Popcorn

  • Try different oils, for various flavors and textures.
  • Avoid overloading with too many kernels, to ensure even popping.
  • Season popcorn with salt, butter, nutritional yeast or your favorite spices.
  • Be careful when handling, due to hot steam and oil in the Instant Pot insert.

This super-easy Instant Pot recipe makes popcorn making fun.

It’s great to actually watch the kernels pop, and there’s minimal mess, since it’s all contained in the instant pot’s liner.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

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