Recipes: Rocky Top popcorn

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves 2-3


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.