Bacon Popcorn

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 25, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

Bacon popcorn is the ultimate savory snack. It feels like such a treat but it’s so easy to make with just 2 ingredients! It’s so easy to add a little extra flavor to your homemade stovetop popcorn. Perfect for movie night and Super Bowl entertaining!

A man eating from a large bowl of popcorn

Yep, you read that right! Bacon popcorn. It’s the perfect way to add a little salt flavor to your popcorn and, it’s easy. So do it, you know you want to toss those microwave packets aside anyway and enjoy fresh popcorn the way it should be prepared. I promise, it won’t take a minute more!

Oh, and that image above? A snapshot from the uber creative and hysterical film Wheat Photo created. 

Homemade popcorn is so quick and easy to make, it really doesn’t take much longer than popping a bag in the microwave and zapping it.

It tastes so much better than the pre-packaged stuff as well as being cheaper and healthier for you. Stovetop popcorn for the win! It’s so easy to make a giant batch!

Bacon Popcorn Ingredients

  • Bacon Grease – You will need to cook up about 4 pounds of bacon for the grease used in this recipe. I like to sprinkle the cooked bacon over the popcorn for serving. You can also buy bacon grease if you prefer.
  • Popcorn Kernels – Use un-popped kernels that are readily available in stores for this recipe. The kernels pop in the bacon grease and really soak up all of that salty flavor.

If you are really pulling out all the stops for your guests, then I recommend serving this bacon popcorn loaded! Crumble over your cooked bacon bits and some shredded cheese and top it off with some sliced green onions. Popcorn never tasted so good!

How To Make Bacon Popcorn

  1. Prep – In large pot, heat grease on high.
  2. Pop – Add the kernels and place lid on pot.
  3. Shake – Shake pot back and forth to keep kernels popping.
  4. Garnish – When popping slows, remove from heat. Garnish with cheddar cheese and fresh bacon bits if desired.

Tips

  • Use a large, heavy-bottomed pot. A heavy bottomed pot will distribute heat more evenly so that hot spots aren’t created which can burn the popcorn. Use a large pot so that the popcorn doesn’t overflow.
  •  Before adding all of the kernels to the hot bacon grease, just add a couple first so you can test the temperature. Once those pop, your oil is hot enough and you can add the remaining kernels.
  • Shake the popcorn as you are cooking it so that all of the kenels cook easily and don’t burn. 
  • Tip the saucepan lid occasionally to let the steam escape so that you don’t have soggy popcorn.
  • Popcorn is best served soon after you have made it, or the bacon grease can soften it.
  • If you do have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container to help preserve the freshness. 

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Pop your popcorn in bacon grease & you'll get a slightly salty & flavorful popcorn everyone will be talking about!

Bacon Popcorn

Julie Blanner
Bacon popcorn is the ultimate savory snack! This easy to make homemade popcorn is made with just two ingredients!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

Instructions
 

  • In large pot, heat grease on high. Add kernels and place lid on pot. Shake pot back and forth to keep kernels popping.
  • When popping slows, remove from heat. Garnish with cheddar cheese and fresh bacon bits if desired.

Notes

  • Use a large, heavy-bottomed pot. A heavy bottomed pot will distribute heat more evenly so that hot spots aren’t created which can burn the popcorn. Use a large pot so that the popcorn doesn’t overflow.
  •  Before adding all of the kernels to the hot bacon grease, just add a couple first so you can test the temperature. Once those pop, your oil is hot enough and you can add the remaining kernels.
  • Shake the popcorn as you are cooking it so that all of the kenels cook easily and don’t burn. 
  • Tip the saucepan lid occasionally to let the steam escape so that you don’t have soggy popcorn.

Nutrition

Calories:86kcalCarbohydrates:8gProtein:1gFat:6gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:5mgSodium:9mgPotassium:28mgFiber:1gSugar:1gIron:1mg
Keywords bacon flavored popcorn, bacon popcorn, how to make popcorn with bacon grease
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