how to make popcorn in instant pot

how to make popcorn in instant pot

How to Make Popcorn in an Instant Pot

Popcorn is a tasty snack and making it in a pressure cooker is a great way to get that delicious movie theater flavor. Here are the steps you need to follow to make your own popcorn using an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker:


  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon of butter or oil
  • Salt or other toppings, to taste


  1. Set your Instant Pot to saute.
  2. Once it’s heated up, add 1 tablespoon of butter or oil to the pot.
  3. Add the popcorn kernels and stir to combine.
  4. Cover with the lid and set the pressure to high.
  5. Set the timer to 3 minutes, then let the pot come up to pressure and finish cooking.
  6. Once the timer goes off, turn off the Instant Pot and let the pressure release naturally.
  7. Once the pressure is fully released, open the lid and pour the popcorn into a bowl.
  8. Add salt or other toppings, to taste.
  9. Enjoy your freshly-made popcorn!

Making popcorn in an Instant Pot is fast and easy, and you’ll get a delicious result every time.