Sea Salt Skillet Popcorn

4.34 from 6 votes

This fun, craveable popcorn is a must on movie night.

Our easy sea salt skillet popcorn is perfect for your next night in!

Nothing beats curling up on the couch with some Netflix and popcorn, especially nowadays. Treat yourself to one of our favorite lounge-friendly snacks; you deserve it! Our Easy Sea Salt Skillet Popcorn makes a quick and easy, ultra-scrumptious treat guaranteed to satisfy. Ready in minutes, this yummy, clean-eating popcorn will hit the spot when hunger strikes, without doing a number on your waistline!

Salty, Savory, and a Guaranteed Family-Favorite!

This light, ow-calorie snacks is super tasty and even easier to make!

When you have a case of the munchies, hitting the drive-through or diving into a bag of chips can seem incredibly tempting. But unfortunately, these solutions merely add empty calories to your daily intake. Lucky for you, you can satisfy your late-night cravings with something just as delicious, and healthy as well.

Our lightly salted skillet popcorn delivers that crunchy, craveable character you simply can’t resist. Conventional butter-laden popcorn you’d get at the ballpark or movie theater carries a less than desirable amount of fat and sodium. With our skillet popcorn, we’ve given the classic treat a skinny makeover your waistline will certainly appreciate.

Our Skillet Popcorn Beats the Rest

A healthy snack for family movie night!

Here, our recipe ditches the butter and hydrogenated oils, calling for just a tablespoon of olive oil instead. This superfood draws out incredible flavor from the kernels, and makes a much healthier alternative. And with just 70 calories a serving, you can munch away on this tasty snack, without the guilt!

Along with its low-calorie content, air-popped popcorn carries fiber, which can ward off cravings. Not to mention, air popped popcorn ditches the harmful chemicals and flavorings that usually make an appearance in microwave popcorn.

How to Make Skillet Popcorn

Grab this easy sea salt skillet popcorn the next time you're cravings something salty!

Anyone can make this foolproof snack! First, add olive oil to your skillet and cook on medium heat. Once hot, add the kernels and place the lid on the skillet. Keep the lid on the skillet as kernels begin to pop, and shake the skillet periodically. Once popping slows down, remove the lid and sprinkle sea salt on top. Bon appétit!

As a bonus, this 3-ingredient savory snack makes a budget-friendly option as well. Popcorn kernels, olive oil, and sea salt are all you need to whip up this delicious popcorn recipe on a moment’s notice. So when it comes to guilt-free snacks, this one certainly tops the charts. We hope you enjoy!

4.34 from 6 votes

Easy Sea Salt Skillet Popcorn

The perfect snack for movie night, or whenever else you get the munchies!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 2 cups
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (with a lid) on medium heat. Once hot add the kernels.
  • Place the lid on the skillet and gently shake periodically. DO NOT remove the lid once the kernels begin to pop.
  • As the kernels being to pop, continue to shake occasionally. The popped kernels can burn easily. Continue to cook until the popping slows. Remove from heat and wait until popping has stopped.
  • Remove the lid and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy hot!


A iron fry pan works great for this recipe! However, it is not recommended to double this recipe as the popcorn can easily burn. If more than 4 servings is needed we recommend making several batches as needed.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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