Homemade Microwave Popcorn on the Cheap

I am a popcorn fan…I got that from my Dad.  I like quick and easy microwave popcorn but I don’t need all the salt and flavorings microwave popcorn gives.  I recently discovered that I can make my own microwave popcorn from regular popcorn.  Here what you need to do to have popcorn like this.

Take a small brown paper bag.  Put 1/3 cup of regular popcorn in the bag.  Fold the bag over twice and tape.


I put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.  All times will vary according to your microwave.  Here’s the bag all puffed out and full of popcorn.


Here’s the good news.  You can save your bag and use it again…..Remember this popcorn isn’t loaded with seasonings and butter.  If you want that, you’ll have to add it.

11 thoughts on “Homemade Microwave Popcorn on the Cheap”

  1. JO!! I LOVE popcorn…never thought to do it this way!! I don’t buy the stuff with all the additives…so I don’t make any(…too much work to get out the popcorn machine…) Love this! Thanks so much!

  2. My husband is a popcorn fiend. As soon as I read this, he ran off to the store to get some popcorn so we can try it out!
    Thanks for such a fun post!

  3. Thanks for the wonderful tip. Popcorn is added to my food shopping list for next week. Also—–where do you buy the Aurifil wool thread as none of my LQS carry it. Marie

  4. Thanks for the recipe. I usually make popcorn the old fashioned way – on the stove, but it uses so much oil. I’ll be trying this. I’ve been behind on blog reading, so I just wanted to tell you that I love your new wool projects! You’ve been busy!

  5. Good to know about the popcorn. I’m waiting on some popcorn from my great newphew from his boy scout troop. When I’m feeling pressed for time, I’ll remember this microwave idea. Thanks for sharing.

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