Homemade Microwave Popcorn

10 Reviews
89% would make this recipe again

Homemade popcorn is easy to do and far cheaper than throwing a processed bag into the microwave. Best of all, you can control the type and amount of seasoning.

Preparation : 2 min Cooking : 3 min
110 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 5 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
1/4 cup popcorn kernels 50 g
2 tsp herbes de Provence 2 g

Before you start

Use a microwave safe bowl that is large enough to contain all the popped kernels (1/4 cup kernels yields about 6 cups of popped popcorn). If you use a glass bowl, make sure it is tempered glass and can handle the high heat.

A vented microwave food cover is needed for this recipe. If the lid isn't vented, intense heat can build up and cause the bowl to explode. Alternatively, you can cover the top of the bowl with parchment paper, secure it with a rubber band, and poke vent holes in the top with a knife.


For more than 2 servings, depending on the size of your microwave oven, you may need to work in batches.

  1. Put the olive oil and a little salt in a microwave safe bowl. Add the popcorn kernels and stir so that the kernels get completely covered with the oil and salt mixture.
  2. Cover the bowl with the vented lid and microwave on 'High' for 3-4 min, or until popping slows to 1-2 seconds between pops. The time will vary depending on your microwave and bowl, so you may need to some trial-and-error testing with the first few batches to figure out how long it takes the popcorn to cook.
  3. Carefully remove the popcorn from the microwave oven (the bowl is hot!), sprinkle with the herbs, and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (30 g)


% Daily Value




3 g

4 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %


0 mg


0 mg

0 %


20 g

7 %


4 g

16 %


0 g

Net Carbs

16 g


3 g

Vitamin A

1 %

Vitamin C

1 %


1 %


7 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Good source of  :
Source of  :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, Zinc
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Free  :
Cholesterol, Sodium, Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fats ½

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Members' Reviews

10 Reviews (5 with rating only ) 89% would make this recipe again
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Zachariah C.
august 18, 2021

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Roelof K.
january 23, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Don't leave it unattended, No Problems. All most all the kernels where popped. Made the recipe double. Was in my microwave for 2m30s

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may 12, 2019 | I would make this recipe again

Don't leave it unattended

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april 25, 2019 | I would make this recipe again

Maybe the person who failed used a different bowl or too little oil. I used a big Pyrex bowl with a vented lid. Olive oil, seasonings, popcorn. But I had to go almost 6 minutes. It was worth it, very few unpopped kernels, one or two overcooked.

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march 29, 2021

Epic Fail !!!!! About 40% unpopped kernels.

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may 12, 2019 | I would make this recipe again

Don't leave it unattended

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Zachariah C.
august 18, 2021

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march 29, 2021

Epic Fail !!!!! About 40% unpopped kernels.

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