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Popcorn in instant pot

Instant Pot Popcorn

Learn to make the best ever fail-proof Instant Pot Popcorn with handy tips. These Instant Pot Kettle Corn are a healthy snack that tastes great with different kinds of seasonings.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Kettle corn, Instant Pot Popcorn, Instant Pot Popcorn Recipe, Popcorn in Instant Pot, Popcorn Instant Pot
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Meghna



  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE and set it on HIGH. Allow the inner pot of the Instant Pot to become really hot.
  • Once you see the HOT message on the little screen of the Instant Pot add the coconut oil and allow the coconut oil to becomes really hot. It should take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the popcorn and saute for 2-3 minutes in the hot oil.
  • Cover the Instant Pot with a glass lid and watch the popcorn pop. The frequency of popping will increase and than will slowly reduce. Once the popping is over turn off the Instant Pot immediately and open the lid. Toss the hot popcorn with salt or your favorite seasoning. Serve hot. Enjoy!



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. BEST OILS: Coconut oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, corn oil, olive oil.
  3. Foodies Terminal Pro Tip: Avoid Butter, it burns quickly. You can always flavor your popcorn with melted butter once the popcorn are ready. Toss them in melted butter for an uber intense butter flavor.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Allow the innner pot of the instant pot heat up very well. Do not add oil before the HOT message pops up on the screen. Your Popcorn won't pop if the pot and the oil is not hot enough.
  5. Do not skip sauteing the popcorn in hot oil for about 2-3 minutes. This helps coat the popcorn in hot oil and as a result they pop very well. 
  6. Do cover the Instant Pot. Cover it with any transparent lid that fits the pot. You don't need to go and purchase a new Instant Pot glass lid, any pot/pan lid will work just fine.
  7. A glass lid is a must: Transparent lid will work as a window which will aloow you to see the popping popcorn. As a result you'll know exactly when the popcorn stops popping and than you can turn off the Instant Pot immediately.
  8. Store leftover popcorn in an airtight container or ziplock bags.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g