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Best Microwave Popcorn

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What brand of microwave popcorn do you prefer? – Huffpost Taste

Well, none. Because it’s just as easy to make popcorn in an ordinary paper lunch bag. Topped with garlic salt or an interesting seasoning, homemade popcorn is also tastier than the stuff that’s in prepackaged microwave bags.

And the lunch bag can be reused for repeat poppings, as long as it’s intact. Removable tape makes it easy to open the bag without tearing, but regular tape works well too.

Of course, you could make popcorn in a pot on the stove. But then it wouldn’t be microwave popcorn, now would it?

Best Microwave Popcorn

2 minutes

5 cups popped corn

Here's the easiest and cheapest way to make popcorn in the microwave. Topped with melted coconut oil or butter and some sea salt? Perfect for a quick snack.


  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • Paper lunch bag
  • Clear tape
  • Optional toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil, melted
  • Sea salt or other seasoning to taste


Pour 1/3 cup popcorn kernels into a brown paper lunch bag. Fold top over about an inch and seal with a little tape. Lay bag down in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute 30 seconds (in a 1500 watt oven). Cook time will vary depending on how powerful your microwave is.

Let bag cool slightly, then hold upright and shake gently. Any unpopped kernels will sink to the bottom. Scoop the popcorn out of bag. You'll have about 5 cups of popped corn to top as you like. Melted coconut oil or butter, a little salt, any seasoning - all good.

The unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bag can be popped again. First remove any partially popped pieces. Then reseal bag and pop remaining kernels for about a minute.


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