Sour Cream and Onion Popcorn

Satisfy between-meal cravings with this flavorful, healthy spin on popcorn. The recipe delights every powdery-fingered savory snack lover we know. Look for the buttermilk powder near the coffee and tea, in the dried milk section of your supermarket: It's a tangy, addictive stand-in for sour cream with a nice little burst of calcium to boot.

If it's a greater selling point in your house, call it "Cool Ranch Popcorn," and if your kids miss the green flecks (mine don't) add a bit of dried chives, parsley, or dill.

Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 15 minutes


    1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
    1 teaspoon onion salt
    1/3 cup popcorn
    2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk powder and onion salt. Now use your favorite method to pop the popcorn in the oil, then dump it into a large paper grocery bag (also works to mix in a large bowl), sprinkle on the seasoning mix, and shake the bag (or mix thoroughly in the bowl). Pour into a bowl and try to encourage everyone to eat only a reasonable serving.

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