By Kelly Bogard

Well, how are you doing? Have you gone into a full food coma yet? With all of the holiday festivities and gift exchanges our family attended, by Christmas night we had eaten at least 10 times in two days. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a time for us to take off and recharge at my house. There are not many formal meals, but we do eat lots of snacks.

I like to have things on hand that are light and easy. You know, snack foods that are easy to make and can feed a crowd. Since Christmas fell in the middle of the week this year, we have a ton of friends who will stop by to watch football with D or bring their kids over to play with Butters. So of course I need some quick little treat for them. Why not make popcorn?

For Parmesan Ranch Popcorn, you will need…Parmesan Ranch Popcorn
3 bags microwave popcorn
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
1 package powdered ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

This recipe is so simple and quick. I really don’t know how it could be much easier and have so much flavor. It is perfect year round, too, but especially when you know you are going to have guests.

First things, first. Pop up all the bags of popcorn per the instructions on the packaging. I like the standard buttered popcorn, but if you wanted it extra buttery, you could always go for the movie theater style. Once all of the popcorn is popped, pour it all into one large bowl. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle the ranch and Parmesan on top.
Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

Now with your hands, blend the seasoning into the popcorn by folding the popcorn over each other until well coated. Finally, move the popcorn mixture to a long piece of parchment or wax paper to dry.
Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

What a treat our friends will have when they come to visit this weekend. It’s also great for girls’ night or family movie night as well. I hope you are enjoying time with friends and family like we are. Have a safe and Happy New Year! From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

Summary: Light and easy treat for all your holiday guests

Ingredients

Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

  • 3 bags microwave popcorn
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 package powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Pop the popcorn per package instructions.
  • Pour the prepared popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top.
  • Sprinkle on the ranch and Parmesan.
  • With your hands, turn the popcorn to coat well.
  • Place on parchment or wax paper to dry.

Prep time (duration): 0 hour(s), 15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 8-10

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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