Are you looking for a way to make movie popcorn at home? Our Ninja Foodi Popcorn Recipe is a super simple way to make homemade popcorn in any electric pressure cooker, including instant pot. I have vowed never again to make microwave popcorn. This recipe is just as easy, less likely to burn and tastes SO MUCH better!
Keyword: Homemade Movie Popcorn, Instant Pot Popcorn, Ninja Foodi Popcorn
Place lard in a 6.5 to 6 quart electric pressure cooker and turn the saute feature on high.
Once the lard melts, add kernels and stir them into lard to coat.
Spread kernels out as much as possible on the bottom of the pot and listen for them to start to sizzle.
Place a pot lid over the pot (or aluminum foil if you do not have a lid that fits) and set a timer for 4 minutes.
Turn the saute feature off at 4 minutes but keep the lid on until popping stops.
Immediately remove lid and carefully remove pot from the unit.
Toss popcorn in seasoning and serve.
Store leftovers in an air tight container or baggie.
You can use any electric pressure cooker on the saute feature to make this recipe. I prefer to use my Ninja Foodi because the bottom of the pot is larger than my others (including my instant pot). The larger surface area causes the popcorn to pop more kernels because they can spread out nicely.
We use lard as our oil in this recipe, we have not tested alternatives. You can try your oil or fat of choice.
Our favorite movie popcorn seasoning can be bought online, however there are a lot of alternatives at your local grocery store in the spice aisle.
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As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
Finally, all electric pressure cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline. Recipes should always be tested first in your own electric pressure cooker and time adjusted as needed.