This Cast Iron Skillet Popcorn is the perfect way to make popcorn. No burnt popcorn here and it is infinity better than microwaved popcorn. If you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out!
If you love cast iron skillet recipes, you’ll love this easy cast iron skillet popcorn. It is a great way to use your skillet. Be sure to make this recipe for your next movie or game night.
❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
This recipe is so easy to make. It takes just a few ingredients and it is such a great snack. This is also a great recipe for camping trips.
🍿 Ingredients needed
You need just a few simple ingredients:
- Popcorn kernels: Any type of kernel will do. White, yellow, red or blue kernels will all work in this recipe. As someone who makes a lot of Amish recipes, I’ve noticed the Amish usually use and sell a lot of blue and red kernels in their stores. Blue and red kernels are a nice treat but again, any kind of kernel will do.
- Oil: You can use vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil, or coconut oil. I used vegetable oil.
- Salt: I recommend doing salt to taste for this recipe.
🧂 Variation Ideas
This recipe is a great base to experiment with. Some tasty variations for this popcorn include:
- Salt and black pepper
- Nutritional yeast
- Melted butter
- Cheddar seasoning powder
- Jalapeno Cheddar Popcorn
- Ranch seasoning powder
- Taco seasoning and onion powder
- Cinnamon sugar
🔪 Equipment needed
You will need an 8 or 10 inch cast iron skillet and a heavy duty lid. I used the lid from my dutch oven since I do not have one that goes with cast iron skillet.
⏲️ Recipe instructions (step by step guide)
Begin by adding oil and a layer of popcorn kernels to your cast iron skillet (image 1).
Cover with a lid and heat over medium high heat (image 2).
Shake gently once popping starts.
When popping starts to slow remove from heat then add salt to taste.
- Be sure to turn off the heat once the popping becomes slow.
🥡 How to store leftovers
You can store leftover popcorn in an airtight container or plastic food storage bag (such as Ziplock) for up to one week after making.
📋 Recipe FAQs
Yes, you can make popcorn in a cast iron skillet. You will need a lid for your skillet to successfully make the popcorn.
Yes, you can. Add oil to the bottom of your cast iron Dutch oven then a layer of popcorn kernels. Add the lid and cook over medium high heat.
Movie theaters actually use coconut oil for their popcorn. If you are making popcorn at home you can use coconut oil, canola oil, safflower oil, or even olive oil.
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Cast Iron Skillet Popcorn
- Cast iron skillet
- lid I used the lid to my dutch oven since my very old cast iron skillet doesn't have a lid.
- ¼ cup oil vegetable, canola, olive, or coconut oil all work. I used vegetable oil.
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- salt to taste
- Begin by adding oil and a layer of popcorn kernels to your cast iron skillet.¼ cup oil, ½ cup popcorn kernels
- Cover with a lid and heat over medium high heat.
- Shake gently once popping starts.
- When popping starts to slow remove from heat then add salt to taste.salt