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Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn

How to pop your own popcorn in the microwave just using a paper bag.
Keyword popcorn
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Author Eric Samuelson



  • Measure out your pocorn kernels and place them into a paper bag.
  • Fold the bag at the top twice, making sure you leave plenty of room for the popcorn to expand. 
  • Place the bag in your microwave for about 3 minutes or until you don't hear an popping for 5 seconds once the popping has really gotten going. 
  • Dump the popcorn into a bowl. Add butter and salt. Enjoy.


Use a new bag for each serving. I have found that trying to reuse the bag, you end up with poor results the 2nd time.