How to Make Popcorn on the Stovetop

Fifteen.Spatulas's picture

Mar. 22, 2013

This video shows you how to make popcorn on the stove top, and I share 3 reasons why I prefer stove top popcorn over microwaved popcorn.


Vegetable oil 1/8 Teaspoon
Corn kernels 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , unpopped
Melted butter 1 Tablespoon (((or more, if you want)))
Salt 1 Pinch



1. Place a large pot over high flame for a few minutes to heat. Pour vegetable oil and using a spatula spread oil on the bottom of the pot.

2. Dump in the corn kernels, cover the pot with lid and turn the heat down to medium. Constantly shake the pot forward and back, side to side. If you don't shake the pan continuously the popcorn kernels will burn.

3. After a few minutes, vent the pot slightly by moving the lid a bit to the side (but don't let the majority of the hot air escape). Continue shaking, and the corn kernels should start popping.

4. Once the popping slows down, transfer the popcorn into a bowl and drizzle butter.

5. Season with salt and mix well.


6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 75Calories from Fat 30

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 64 mg2.67%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%


Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet