Bacon Popcorn Recipe -
Bacon Popcorn Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Bacon Popcorn

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"This is a flavorful popcorn treat that makes your mouth water and disappears fast! If you toss the cooked popcorn in a paper bag, it helps to absorb any extra grease, and keeps kernels from falling to the floor. The leftovers make nice snacks for lunch boxes."

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Original recipe makes 10 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Measure the bacon grease into a 6 quart pot and place over high heat. Add one or two popcorn kernels as testers. When the test kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn and cover with a lid. As the popcorn starts to pop, shake the pan back and forth constantly to keep the unpopped kernels on the bottom where they can pop. When the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat and let it finish popping.
  2. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl or paper sack. Season with half of the seasoned salt and stir. Taste before adding more salt if desired. Toss with bacon bits and shredded Cheddar cheese for an extra special treat. Store leftovers in lunch sacks or sandwich bags.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2009

It's bacon grease and you don't need to refrigerate it. People have been leaving it in a thick cup on their stove's, for ages. I just wouldn't leave it longer than a month. Take a paper towel and cover it with a rubber band.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2010

did not find it that flavorful. i was disappointed


60 Ratings

Dec 18, 2008

Made with 1/2 c. popcorn and 3 tbsp. bacon grease. Topped with 2 tbsp. of melted bacon grease and salt. very tasty, but next time I will add 1 more tbsp of bacon grease for the topping for more bacon flavor. very cool idea!

Aug 10, 2008

Yum-ay! I scaled this down to four servings for my boys and I. Simple and pretty straightforward. I omitted the cheese and bacon bits as the bacon grease would have been enough on it's own and stuck to plain salt. Surprizingly good. Would have never thought of using bacon grease to make popcorn!

Dec 29, 2009

At his annual Christmas Potluck at work, hubs said someone brought popcorn that, believe it or not, was made with bacon grease. He raved about it and it caught my attention - it's hard to think of something that isn't even better with bacon, so I decided to give it a whirl. As a popcorn purist I kept it plain and simple - just popped the popcorn in the bacon grease (didn't measure either) and added a little salt. It really was quite good! While it won't take the place of real buttered popcorn for me, it was an interesting variation I enjoyed.

Sep 28, 2009

I have made popcorn this way my entire adult life. After frying any kind of meat, ie: bacon, hamburgers, steak, porkchops,etc, I love to pop corn in the pan before I wash it. Fantastic flavors !! Depending on what you cooked, a little more oil may have to be added...or subtracted :)

Aug 17, 2009

This was delicious! I only used 1/4 cup of bacon grease, and plain salt - no bacon bits or cheese. The more you ate it, the more you could taste the bacon. This is a fun way to change up popcorn every now and then!

Sep 25, 2009

This was how we made popcorn, when I was a kid. I also sprinkle dry ranch dressing on it, instead of the cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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