This zesty ranch popcorn recipe is so much fun to make and it's a delicious savory treat that the whole family will love!
We love making popcorn recipes at home. It's a great addition to any move night with the family. If you haven't tried my everything bagel seasoning popcorn you'll want to try that one as well!
If you are looking for a sweet alternative you can try out this chocolate peppermint popcorn bark that is a tasty dessert you'll devour…be careful!
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Popcorn recipes are great for snacking, an after school treat, gifting, and more. You can make a batch to share or keep it all for yourself, no judgement here. It's so addicting you won't want to give it up.
We loving using our air popper. It's nothing fancy but once you start popping your own popcorn and topping it with your favorite seasonings you'll never want to go back to the bagged stuff that ends up burnt half the time!
Another reason to love this recipe is that it has an added boost of protein from the nutritional yeast!
What is nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is a yellow, flaky, food product that is often marketed as a substitute for cheese on vegan or dairy free diets! It's a decativated yeast that is usually a from of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It comes in different flake sizes and even granules or powder.
You can usually buy nutritional yeast in bulk at natural food stores you can also order it on Amazon or from Walmart. Bob's Red Mill makes a variety that is usually easy to find in stores.
Nutritional yeast has a nutty flavor that is cheese-like. It's a great cheese substitute that is low in fat, higher in protein and fiber, and it's got no cholesterol so it's a nice substitute for those watching their fat/saturated fat intake!
Can I use air popped popcorn?
You can use air popped or just follow the instructions and use bagged popcorn for the microwave. Either way it will turn out great. We love using our air popper but if you don't have one or don't like air popped popcorn you can use bagged microwave popcorn!
In the end it's going to be covered in zesty ranch goodness so you can start from either point and get there.
What do I need to make zesty ranch popcorn?
You can find the full list of ingredients for this zesty ranch popcorn in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Here's a list to help you shop at the store and in your pantry!
We will be using just four ingredients to make zesty ranch popcorn, popcorn (obviously), butter, dry ranch seasoning mix, and nutritional yeast.
How to make zesty ranch popcorn at home:
Let's get right to it, this recipe is super simple. There's only a handful of steps between you and zesty ranch popcorn perfection!
Place popped corn in a large bowl
In a small bowl stir together the ranch and yeast
Drizzle melted butter over popcorn
Sprinkle on ranch yeast mixture
Toss until well coated
Serve & enjoy!
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Printable Zesty Ranch Popcorn Recipe:
- 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped
- 2-3 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Place popped corn in a large bowl
- In a small bowl stir together the ranch and yeast
- Drizzle melted butter over popcorn
- Sprinkle on ranch yeast mixture
- Toss until well coated
- Serve & enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g