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Popcorn on the cob with some kernels popped, some still on the cob.
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Make popcorn directly from dried corn that is still on the cob.
Prep Time0 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn on the cob, microwave, popcorn, snack
Yield: 4 bowls
Cost: $1.80


  • microwave


  • 1 popcorn-on-the-cob
  • 2 tbsp melted butter salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 t Kosher salt any salt will do
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 brown paper lunch bag


  • Place 1 cob in a paper lunch bag.
    Thumb and forefinger putting unpopped corn-on-the-cob into brown paper bag.
  • Fold the bag over ½” 2 times.
    Brown paper bag laying on its side with the top folded over 1/2 inch 2 times.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. 
    Brown paper bag with unpopped popcorn inside in the microwave ready for popping.
  • Empty the popcorn from the bag into a large bowl. 
  • Place the cob (careful, it will be hot) with the unpopped kernels back into the bag, refold, and microwave for 1 minute more.
    Popcorn on the cob with some kernels popped, some still on the cob.
  • Melt 2 T. of butter in the microwave and pour over the popcorn. Add ½ t. of Kosher salt (use less if using table salt) and 1 T. of nutritional yeast. Mix and enjoy.
    Small white bowl of butter; small black bowl of salt; jar of Bragg's nutritional yeast; bowl of popcorn.


Boy's hand reaching into bowl of popcorn.
Time to chow down!
After the second time popping the popcorn in the microwave, there will still be a few unpopped kernels -- don’t be tempted to try to pop the cob a third time as it will burn, making your kitchen smell terrible. Trust me on this!
Nutritional yeast is a throwback to my college days, but I like the umami punch it adds. Besides, it’s full of B-vitamins which makes it prefect for vegetarians.