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Ninja Foodi Popcorn in a mesh bowl with a DVD jacket behind it
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Ninja Foodi Popcorn

Make delicious buttery movie style popcorn or kettle corn in your Ninja Foodi
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 cups
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Louise


  • 3 Tbsp oil whatever kind you like
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter salted and room temp


  • Measure out a piece of foil that is 4" larger than the diameter of the inner pot and wide enough to be able to fold into a pouch. Tuck the ends under the lip of the inner pot and make multiple holes with a thin sharp object. I used the pointy end of my cake tester. You don't want the holes too big or the butter will just pour out in places.
  • Add the 3 Tbsp of oil to the inner pot and 1 unpopped corn kernel. Turn the Ninja Foodi on High Sear/Sauté and cover with a silicone or glass lid.
  • While you are waiting for the one kernel to pop, cut or spread your butter on the foil.
  • When you hear the kernel pop, add in the remaining unpopped kernels and the salt. Stir to combine.
  • Close up the foil packet and secure by tucking under the lip of the inner pot. Cover with silicone cover or glass lid. Leave the sear/sauté on high until to begin to hear the kernels rapidly popping (less than 1 second between pops), turn the heat down to medium/low. Insert a spatula or wooden spoon and stir the bottom to move the kernels around.
  • Once the popping has slowed down to about 1 pop every few seconds, turn the Ninja Foodi off and stir again. If there is any butter left in the foil, shake it over the popcorn and stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Instructions for making Kettle Corn
Follow the recipe for making buttery popcorn except: 
Mix 1-2 Tbsp of sugar with room temperature butter and spread butter mixture over the bottom of the foil after you have poked holes in it. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg