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How To Make Cheese Popcorn In The Instant Pot

Delicious cheesy popcorn. Served with cheese and garlic and tossed in coconut oil. Cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot for the perfect supper. Also perfect for a snack for your kids to take to school or on school trips.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 1 large bowl
Calories: 819kcal



  • Press the sauté button on your Instant Pot, then adjust it (+) to get it up to the hot setting. Then quickly add your coconut oil.
  • Once the coconut oil has melted add the garlic, salt and corn and stir well until the corn is well coated.
  • Wait until you start to see it popping and then place the lid on the Instant Pot, though you don’t need to seal it.
  • After 2-3 minutes of popping, turn off your Instant Pot via the cancel button and leave the lid on so that the rest of the popcorn has a chance to pop.
  • When it has finished remove the popcorn into a bowl and toss it in the grated cheese. As you toss it will melt the cheese and you will have this amazing melted cheese sensation.


When making popcorn in your Instant Pot it is a balancing act. Its important to get the corn cooking straight away, as if the Instant Pot gets too hot it will switch off. Also leave the lid on so that any leftover corn has a chance to pop.
I did another version where I used little spoonfuls of soft cheese as well. It was amazing and a great cheese sensation.


Calories: 819kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 997mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1806IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 1181mg | Iron: 2mg
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