BBQ Ranch Popcorn

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If you like the flavor of BBQ and the flavor of ranch (who doesn’t), you will love this BBQ Ranch Popcorn. It only takes minutes to make, and you’ll have gourmet popcorn like you would pay lots of money for at a specialty store.

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

 

A packet of dry Ranch Mix (love that stuff) provides the ranch flavor and a mixture of smoked paprika and brown sugar, plus a pinch of cayenne pepper gives the bbq flavor.

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

 

A little drizzle of melted butter helps the seasoning adhere to the popcorn.

Plus, popcorn always tastes better with butter.

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

 

I like to pop fresh popcorn. The flavor tastes so much better to me. But you could use 2 bags of microwave popcorn instead.

To make fresh popcorn, I pop kernels in a Dutch oven with a little canola oil coating the bottom. Simply Recipes has fantastic instructions for cooking popcorn this way.

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

BBQ Ranch Popcorn just may become your new favorite snack!

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BBQ Ranch Popcorn

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

BBQ Ranch Popcorn has all the flavor of gourmet popcorn. A little smoky, sweet, and spicy with plenty of ranch flavor.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 cups
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn popped (or 1/3 cup kernels popped)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine ranch mix, paprika, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper.
  • Toss popcorn with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle seasoning over popcorn.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal

Recipe adapted from Southern Living

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8 thoughts on “BBQ Ranch Popcorn

  1. We have popcorn every Sunday night – a family tradition – but never try flavoring it or adding anything like this. Thanks for the great idea – it sounds easy enough, for sure! I love the combination of the ranch with the spicy cayenne.

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