Easy Stovetop Popcorn

Popping corn on the stove is quick and easy! Popcorn is a healthy food, rich in fiber, plus the flavor possibilities are endless, so have fun with your spices!
Glass bowl of homemade stovetop popcorn with metal pot in background.
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5 from 9 votes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 109kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1-2 tablespoons melted butter optional


  • Coat a large pot with canola oil, place 2-3 popcorn kernels and cover. Place over medium-high heat. When you hear the kernels pop, add all the remaining kernels to the pot, replace the lid, and shake periodically over the heat until all the corn is popped. When you no longer hear popping, remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Toss in the salt and butter (optional) and mix well. Enjoy while toasty!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Iron: 0.4mg
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