Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
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4 bacon slices
One 1.3-ounce bag popped microwave popcorn
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons buttermilk
ranch dressing mix
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels. Coarsely chop bacon.
Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl. Toss with bacon, Parmesan cheese, melted butter and buttermilk ranch dressing mix. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.
Note: Testing was done with Orville Redenbacher's Natural Simply Salted 50 percent less fat gourmet popping corn.