Microwave Popcorn Three Ways

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins

Quick and Easy. Makes one serving so each individual can flavor their popcorn any way they want.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons unpopped popcorn, kernals
  • Parmesan Garlic Topping

  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Taco Topping

  • 1 -2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Kettle Corn Topping

  • 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place popcorn kernals in a brown paper bag, fold over twice and pop for 2-4 min in microwave.
  2. Add topping of choice.
  3. Shake it up and throw out the bag when done.
Most Helpful

5 5

I LOVE this method! Who would have thought you could put popcorn kernels into a paper bag and come out with perfect popcorn?! I have always loved microwave popcorn for the convenience, BUT hated the artificial ingredients and the amt. of salt in them. So, I usually air pop the popcorn or pop in a pot. This version gives me the quickness and convenience of microwave popcorn without the unwanted ingredients! I tried it with the parmesan garlic topping. The only thing I would change is to dump the popcorn in a bowl first, then add a little butter (instead of oil) and the rest of the toppings. I found that trying to mix it in the bag, the oil and toppings seemed to coat only the top layer. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!

5 5

My kids love the kettle corn, I use icing (powdered) sugar. Thanks for posting!

4 5

I tried the taco and really liked the flavors.