How to Make Instant Pot Popcorn

How to make Instant Pot popcorn that tastes great and is ready in just 5 minutes!! Easy to do and tastes WAY better than microwave popcorn.

instant pot popcornIf you haven’t caught the bug yet to try the Instant Pot I’m telling you that you MUST! I am addicted because it makes my life so much easier, and meals SO much faster! I am working to create lots of new Instant Pot recipes and this is the latest one I tried. How to make Instant Pot popcorn! We have made it on the stovetop and in an air popper but this way is really easier and I think a bit quicker than the stovetop version. Here’s the directions. (affiliate links present)

The way you make popcorn in your Instant Pot is similar to the stove top version and how we’ve made it in the past. I have been tinkering with mine since I got it and worked with what settings are best for meats, soups, and now popcorn and saute is what works for this recipe (and many others). These are the things you will need and a video showing you how I make it.

  1. Instant Pot
  2. Instant Pot glass lid
  3. Coconut oil
  4. Popcorn kernels
  5. Butter
  6. Salt

instant pot popcorn

Like I said, you’re going to use the saute function for this recipe and it’s done in about 5 minutes or so…and tastes WAY better than microwave popcorn. Here are the instructions:

Instant Pot Popcorn

Instant Pot Popcorn
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
Instant Pot popcorn tastes so good and is ready in just 5 minutes!! Easy to do and tastes WAY better than microwave popcorn. Here's the easy pressure cooker popcorn recipe.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Typical Mom
  • 2 tbsp . butter
  • 3 tbsp . coconut oil
  • 1/2 c . popcorn kernels
  • salt
  1. Set Instant Pot to saute. Add coconut oil and butter and allow to melt completely and start to sizzle (watch video in this post for an example). Add popcorn kernels and stir so all kernels are coated with oil. Place glass lid on top and hold, popcorn will begin popping in about 2-3 minutes, turn off when 2/3 of kernels have popped and they will continue to pop but not burn. Carefully remove lid. Pour out of pot when done so they don't continue to cook. Salt and you're done!

I’m new to the Instant Pot so I didn’t have a lid, it is on it’s way now, so I used a glass lid from my large cooking pot that worked just fine but one that fit properly would be better so it didn’t slide around at all. The kids loved watching it pop and it tastes really delicious! If you love this Instant Pot popcorn recipe you should try our Instant Pot lasagna soup too.

instant pot popcorn

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