Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn

The oil/butter in this is optional; it just makes it taste better!

1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2 teaspoons olive oil or butter
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (and other desired seasoning)
Paper lunch bag


  • Place the popcorn with the olive oil, salt and seasoning in the paper bag.
  • Fold the top of the bag over twice.
  • Place the bag in the microwave, fold side down. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stay close and listen. Once the pops slow down to about 5 seconds between pops, it’s done. If left on too long, it will burn.

3 Responses to “Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn”

  1. Susan Donckers says:

    We love popcorn! Glad you all had a nice visit this weekend. Megan said she did alot of cooking and had lots of fun with you guys!

  2. pickled_possum says:

    Tried this and it really does work. I place a paper towel under the bag to soak up any butter that oozed out. My kids love it and i loved it too.. no more using a pot for me and no more store bought microwave popcorn full of preservatives and unnatural flavours that are doing us unseen damage. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been doing the air-popped microwave thing for years! No oil ever. I recently told my friend who is a registered dietitian about this method. She practically fell to her knees in gratitude!

    Love the popcorn disaster stories. Oh my, what an image is in my head…

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