Make your own microwave popcorn--it's the simplest technique for making popcorn at home and only requires popcorn kernels and a single brown bag. You'll pop up a perfectly fluffy, light snack each time.

Devon O'Brien
Source:, November 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Add popcorn kernels to a brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over three times.

  • Microwave until the popping stops, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.


Equipment: Brown paper bag

Nutrition Facts

82.5 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5.3g 21% DV; sugars -1g; fat 0.8g 1% DV; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 75IU 2% DV; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.