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Best Stovetop Popcorn

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Delicious, crisp, popcorn perfection! Stovetop popcorn is easier than you may think and will give you a bounty of this favorite treat!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels


  • Melt two tablespoons of ghee (or warm two tablespoons of olive oil) in a pot with a matching lid over high heat on the stove. 
  • Once the ghee or oil is hot, add 2-3 popcorn kernels to the pot (this will help you gauge the temperature and let you know that the ghee/oil is hot enough). Once the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn, put the lid on the pot, and remove the pot from the heat for 30 seconds.
  • Put the pot back on the heat and once the kernels start popping, give the pot a gentle shake. Then listen!
  • Once the popping slows to one pop every 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Enjoy!