Simply Popped Popcorn

Simply Popped Popcorn

4.6 of 5 (85)
member ratings
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 128.2
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 311.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Simply Popped Popcorn calories by ingredient
Submitted by:

Introduction

Just put in a paper bag, pop in the microwave and add your favorite seasonings! Just put in a paper bag, pop in the microwave and add your favorite seasonings!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1/8 cup Unpopped Popcorn
    Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
    Salt

Directions

1. Put 1 handful (1/8 cup) of unpopped popcorn into a paper lunch bag.
2. Fold down top of bag 3-4 times.
3. Cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Turn off microwave when there is 2 seconds between popping.
4. Carefully (there will be steam) open bag and add small amount of cooking spray, salt and any other seasonings you wish.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DREAMRISKLIVE.

Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Healthy, but a word of caution. Always watch carefully when you try this as the paper bag can catch fire. Also, never pop corn in plastic bags or plastic containers. The kernels get too hot and will melt the plastic. A better idea is to get a microwave popcorn popper, available under $10. - 9/14/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I finally tried this and now have everyone in the family trying it. Just like air-popped! I love the lack of sodium. I pre-spray the kernels with a tiny bit a PAM - it makes all of them pop, no old maids. - 9/29/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It tastes much better with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix the oil, salt, and popcorn together, throw into bag, and pop in microwave until 2 or more seconds pass between "pops". Delicious snack. - 7/11/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love this idea, I didn't know you can make your own popcor in a bag in the microwave, I am never going to buy the microwave popcorn again. Thank you - 6/23/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Works well! No funky smell, no smoke...just plain, simple, unadorned popcorn, ready for the additions of your choice! - 6/24/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME! O love popcorn and I did not know I could do it in the microwave without it being prepackaged 'microwave popcorn' Thank you for sharing this! - 3/22/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Glad to know it's just that easy! No more microwave bags for me! They are not healthy for you I heard!
    :(
    - 5/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THIS SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER FOR A SNACK! - 3/23/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love air-popped popcorn. Another healthier alternative is to use a Sugar paper bag (eg. a 1 kg/ 500 g Hullets bag). Only put the unpopped popcorn in there (2 or 3 tablespoons) and close/fold the bag. Microwave for 150 - 180 secondes. - 12/27/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i made this popcorn and put a little garlic salt on it-- very good. - 11/16/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is my main snack and with no chemicals! - 11/14/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Liked it - second the warning on plastic containers - tried that before and it melted. - 2/24/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this today when I found a bag of popcorn kernels at the grocery store for only $2. The label says 24 servings. That sure beats microwave popcorn, plus it's a lot healthier for you. Mine came out a little overcooked but I have plenty to experiment with until I get it just right. - 10/1/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added 1 packet of stevia (pure) and shook the bag really well. It taste so much like kettle corn I couldn't believe it! Thanks for the recipe! - 8/19/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! I LOVE popcorn but have been having sodium issues so I've avoided it. This is perfect! Thank you so much for posting this DREAMRISKLIVE!! - 7/16/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pure genius thank you we are never buying microwave popcorn again! - 7/9/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great popcorn! - 7/4/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was just about to give up my homemade popcorn because I usually pan pop w/oil!!!--until I found this! I'm goiing to try this microwave air pop method and be able to keep my goto snack -and it's healthier! Thank you SP and Dreamrisklive! - 5/14/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am getting off SP to go try it now. SP lovers you have convenienced me it will work. I tried this and loved it. - 8/26/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent suggestion! I am a popcorn addict. The brown bag way is the easiest and healthiest method to enjoy popcorn, no sodium. I like spraying nonfat, soy oil base butter on the popcorn with a dash of seasoning. Yum! - 3/23/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this like everyday except I use a 1/4 tsp of kernel's white cheddar seasoning instead of the salt. AMAZING! - 6/20/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband didn't think this would work, but it did! I tried it plain..ugh.. don't recommend you do that...
    - 1/6/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding. Low-cal popcorn is hard to find in the UK and this stuff fits the bill perfectly. I added a little Chalua to the unpopped corn before microwaving and it turned out great. - 1/5/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    simple, quick easy! - 11/25/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    good - 1/28/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Thanks - 1/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I have made popcorn this way for ages. I love it! - 12/27/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I love popcorn but it's not a healthy snack. It acts just like sugar and your body treats it like sugar. - 12/14/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • great idea - 12/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    yum - 12/7/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Very easy! - 11/13/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • thanks - 11/8/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    PERFECT! - 10/31/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Yum - 10/7/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • must try - 9/28/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    What an easy way to make popcorn. And so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. - 9/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • great recipe - 9/12/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Although I use a silicone popper designed for the microwave, the basis of this recipe - microwaved popcorn - is spot on! Additionally, younger family members can make popcorn this way. My 11 year old son happily makes popcorn for the family without using the stove. - 9/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    awesome thanks - 9/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • classic - 9/2/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Just plain popcorn like it was meant to be. Yum Yum - 8/10/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    looks good and yes always careful with bag - 7/30/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Great snack - 7/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Ah! popcorn! One of the basic food groups! - 7/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I love popcorn! - 7/19/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I still have and use my old air popper but I may have to try this - 7/14/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • we liked it. - 6/30/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Nice recipe - 5/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • All time favorite - 5/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I will try this. Popcorn is my favorite snack! - 5/6/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I use an air popper and I would also say I am addicted to popcorn! - 5/5/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Omitted salt. I love how low sodium it is. - 5/3/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Now I can make my own pop corn without buying prepackaged ready to pop. - 5/2/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I pop my popcorn on the stove, safer! - 4/3/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Definitively a must try!!! - 3/22/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    We use this method all the time. You will need a unwaxed brown type lunch bag. Flavor sprays do help. We do a quarter cup for two people. - 3/21/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • wish i'd thought of that, i've burnt more in a frying pan than i'd like to admit - 3/5/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    Good - 2/14/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Who doesn't like popcorn, but spray lightly or your popcorn will be soggy. - 2/14/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Who don't like some popcorn every once and a while - 2/13/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    great - 2/10/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I added 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, and 1/2 tsp of salt then put it into the bag. Microwaved for 2 1/2 minutes. Came out perfect and all the kernels popped I topped with a little sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon, just to spice it up. No more buying microwave popcorn.
    .
    - 2/6/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I pop mine on the stove--nothing is better - 2/6/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Yummy - 2/2/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    GREAT - 1/23/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Sounds super simple! - 1/17/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Yummy - 1/13/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • thanks - 1/5/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    I miss butter....... - 7/9/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Love a tasty, healthy, filing snack - 6/28/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • nice - 6/25/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I like it simple - 6/18/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I love the fact that you can make your own without the deadly butter flavor additive! - 6/11/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    This is my afternoon snack daily. I use various types of seasoning and sometimes hot sauce. - 4/27/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    the grandkids thought this was the coolest thing - 4/27/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    So tasty! - 4/25/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Thanks! - 4/23/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Watch the time so it doesn't burn! - 4/20/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • great idea thanks for sharing - 4/18/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    nice snack - 2/7/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Healthy yet delicious. Love me some popcorn - 2/6/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • After the oustanding reviews, I have to try it. I will see if I still don't toss out my popping corn kernels, and I will try it. - 3/24/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I used to do this all the time and forgot all about it till I stumbled across this on SP. I put just a little spray butter on it after it's popped and then some Jamican Jerk seasoning. I never put salt on it, I never put salt in or on anything! Anyway this is supper yummy! - 4/15/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    a great filling, low cal snack. Mine popped perfectly. - 4/9/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Easy, cheap, a great whole grain filler. THANKS for sharing. I didn't even use the spray or salt. - 3/10/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Wonderful idea never knew I could use plain paper bag,I am a popcorn lover.Thanks - 2/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Wow, this is so yummy! I sprinkled parmesan cheese over it. Will do over and over again! Thanks for the new recipe. So much healthier!
    - 10/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Just added popcorn kernels to my shopping list! Thanks for this!!! - 8/11/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I LOVE this recipe. It's easy, it's REALLY cheap, and you get a whole lot of popcorn for not very many calories. Plus if it's a little boring by itself, there are tons of ways you can spice it up. Frankly I feel it's perfect just plan. Enough for me to munch on happily for a half hour. - 6/21/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Easy snack - 4/23/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Good idea, but I think I'd rather invest in a container made for this purpose. Although I can see where getting it made faster has its + side. - 2/3/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    LOVE IT! This is my favorite way to cook popcorn! - 1/5/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Excellent! I will try this.
    - 9/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Great Snack! - 8/14/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Awesome!!! The whole family loved this popcorn. It was even said, "This is better than pre-packaged popcorn..." We loved it for its taste, ease to make, and cost!! - 7/27/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    I heard that you should never put a paper bag in the microwave as it is likely to catch fire. Instead, invest in an air popper. You can get one relatively cheap for $20 or so, and it is just as healthy. - 5/13/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    SUPER easy and SUPER crunchy! Thank you! - 5/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I love this idea! A great snack without all the salt and butter. I will definitely try this when I get home! - 3/24/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I'd opt for the re-useable microwave popper. Unless you can find paper bags made from 100% post-consumer content! - 3/23/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I've heard of doing this before, but haven't tried it yet wasn't sure it would really work. . With all the good reports, I will definitely try now - 3/23/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No