Homemade Popcorn

Until I made this I didn’t believe it was just as easy as microwave popcorn. Seriously, it is. And tastes so much better! Not to mention, so much less expensive!

easy Homemade Stove Top Popcorn by Aurora Meyer on Dispatches from the Castle

Easy Homemade Stove Top Popcorn


  • white or yellow popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-2 tbs butter
  • salt to taste


  • In a saucepan, add the canola oil. Drop in one kernel. Heat over medium-high heat. When the one kernel pops, add more popcorn until it covers the bottom. Shake gently, put the lid back one and return to heat. When popping slows, remove from heat.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

My Opinion:
I was absolutely amazed at how easy this was. We put the hot popcorn into a metal bowl and drizzled melted butter and salt. It was as good if not better than movie theater popcorn!

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Popcorn

  1. I will have microwave popcorn when I am feeling really lazy but I always find that making it on the stove is almost always worth the extra effort. Making popcorn on the stove is a bit of a dying art people are scared of giving it a try.

    1. Adan,
      Absolutely! I made some at lunch and might have the kettle corn on the stove top recipe down. When it gets perfected, I’ll be sure to share. Do you have any favorite stove top tips?
      Thanks again for stopping by!

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