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Instant Pot popcorn recipe

Instant Pot Popcorn

Learn how to make perfectly popped Instant Pot Popcorn in 10 minutes! Super Delicious. You’ll never go back to microwave or store-bought popcorn again after you try this recipe.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 67kcal


  • ½ cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 2 tbsp. Grapeseed oil
  • Season (optional)


  • Add the grapeseed oil or oil of your choice.
  • Add 1-3 popcorn kernels to test the oil. Once it pops, you are ready to pop the remaining kernels. Use small batches at a time.
  • Stir to coat all kernels with oil.
  • Place a glass lid on top of the pot. Make sure it fits well and "air" is not going through.
  • The popcorn will begin to pop. This will take a few minutes.
  • Transfer the popcorn to a bowl. Repeat the process if needed.
  • Season your popcorn as desired and enjoy.


Instant Pot popcorn Recipe Notes

I did not use a glass lid. I actually used the instant pot lid to make this recipe. However, I would recommend if you use the original IP lid, you do not cover it completely. 
A fitted glass lid with work best for this recipe. Feel free to experiment. 
Be sure the setting is set to MORE – HIGH as the low temperature will not work well to pop the kernels. 
Depending on the instant pot you have, you may get a “burn” notice. If you do, do not be alarmed. It is simply a warning sensor. The popcorn is not burning. 


Serving: 4Servings | Calories: 67kcal | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g