How to make popcorn without a microwave

You’re at home, wanting to watch a movie with some popcorn, or maybe you want to get rid of those popcorn kernels lying on a shelf at home, but there’s only one problem: you don’t have a microwave. You could go to the store and buy a bag of popped popcorn, but that’s not really an option right now. So, how can you make popcorn without a microwave?

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What we’ve learned from this video?

Making popcorn at home without a microwave is really easy! You only need popcorn kernels, vegetable oil such as canola oil, a pot with a lid, a stove and some butter, salt or other spices.

How to pop popcorn on a stove

A lot of people don’t know that you can make popcorn without a microwave. All you need is a pot with a lid and some oil.

  1. Pour a layer of oil into the pot.
  2. Then, pour in a layer of popcorn kernels.
  3. Put the lid on the pot and turn the heat up to medium-high.
  4. As the kernels heat up, they’ll start to pop.
  5. Once they start popping, shake the pot a few times to make sure all of the kernels get popped and avoid burning the popcorn. Burnt popcorn smell is hard to get rid of.
  6. Once the popping slows down, turn off the heat and pour the popcorn into a bowl.
  7. Add some salt or other seasoning if you want and enjoy!

Be careful not to burn the popcorn

Burnt popcorn is a smell that stick! It’s hard to get rid of and as such, you want to avoid burning your popcorn.

To avoid burning it, make sure to shake the pop when the kernels start to pop. This will make sure that the heat is not too concentrated on any kernels.

How to make your popcorn taste like at the movie theater?

Do you love the taste of popcorn at the movie theater, but find that your home-popped corn doesn’t quite measure up? Luckily, there are a few simple tricks that can help give your popcorn that signature flavor.

One key ingredient is butter. While you may be tempted to use margarine or another type of fake butter, the real thing will give your popcorn a more authentic flavor. You can either melt the butter and pour it over your popcorn, or use a butter-flavored spray.

Another important component is salt. Again, resist the urge to use a low-sodium option – the saltiness is part of what makes movie theater popcorn so delicious. You can sprinkle the salt on after you’ve popped the corn, or add it to the butter before you melt it. Once you’ve added butter and salt, you can get creative with other flavorings.

One popular option is to add cheese, which you can sprinkle on after popping. Other options include garlic powder, onion powder, or even candy sprinkles. With these simple tips, you can enjoy delicious, movie theater-style popcorn right in your own home!


There are a few ways to make popcorn without a microwave. One is to use a stovetop popcorn popper (affiliate link), which is a special pan with a lid and a built-in stirring mechanism. Another way is to put popcorn kernels in a covered pot on the stove and heat them until they pop. Whichever method you use, be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid burning the popcorn.

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