Cheddar Ranch Pork Rind Puffs

If you follow this blog at all you know that I’m a big fan of putting Kernel Season’s on just about every snack I make. Here are just a few of them:

Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces
Cajun Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Barbecue Oyster Crackers

So, when I ran across this idea for making cheddar ranch pork rind puffs, I was all over it. Be careful, these crunchy bites are highly addicting. They’re almost like eating giant Cheetos, but with a little pork rind flavor and crunch. If you need more kick (heat), add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flake to the spice mixture before adding the pork rinds.

Cheddar Ranch Pork Rind Puffs

I can eat an amazing number of cheddar ranch pork rind puffs. They’re rather addicting.

Cheddar Ranch Pork Rind Puffs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine cheddar seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a re-sealable container (or baggie) that is large enough to hold the pork rinds.
  • Add rinds to the seasoning. Seal and gently shake to coat well.
  • Spread the rinds out onto a baking pan.Bake for 5 minutes.

Kernel Season’s – Cheesy Jalapeno (on tortilla chips)

After making some highly-addicting oyster cracker snacks using Kernel Season’s nacho cheddar seasoning, and some even more addicting pretzel pieces, I decided I’d try to make a flavorful snack out of their cheesy jalapeno flavor.

Kernel Season’s – Cheesy Jalapeno (on tortilla chips)These chips would be great with pretty much any of the cheesy flavors of Kernel Season’s. I’ve tried several of Kernel Season’s flavors and I love them all: Kettle corn, Parmesan and Garlic, and Chocolate Marshmallow.

Kernel Season’s – Cheesy Jalapeno (on tortilla chips)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spread as many chips as you like out on a baking sheet.
  • Spritz or lightly brush with olive oil.
  • Shake a little or a lot of the seasoning over the chips.
  • Bake until lightly golden and crispy.
  • Let cool and serve.

Kernel Season’s – Sour Cream and Onion (dip)

I knew the sour cream and onion flavor of Kernel Season’s was going to be great as soon as I opened the shaker bottle. I could smell the goodness. I have not been disappointed with any of the flavors from the 20 bottle variety pack I bought.

Kernel Season's - Sour Cream and Onion (dip)The seasonings came with a little recipe card (there are more recipes online). I figured I’d go with something simple and make The Kernel’s Zippy Dip, but use sour cream and onion instead of their ranch flavor. It was outstanding! Sooooo much better than any packet dressing or that stuff that comes in a can or jar.

I had a little dip leftover. I put it over grilled fingerling potatoes for great mini bakers!

I’ve tried several of Kernel Season’s flavors and I love them all: Kettle corn, Parmesan and Garlic, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Cheesy Jalapeno.

Kernel Seaon's - Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Quick and tasty dip!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kernel Season's

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.