A well-loved recipe that my mom would always fix for movie nights. Amounts are approximate based on your tastes.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
8 cups


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced jalapenos; cook and stir until browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a small plate with a slotted spoon.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Put 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover until popped; add remaining kernels to the saucepan in an even layer. Cover and remove from heat, about 30 seconds. Return to heat and gently shake pan back and forth over the burner until popping slows to several seconds between pops, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Pour melted butter evenly over popcorn. Lightly sprinkle ranch dressing mix over popcorn; mix to combine. Crumble jalapeno slices and mix in.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 bag of microwave popcorn for the corn kernels and 2 tablespoons oil if desired.

You won't need the whole package of ranch dressing mix.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 13g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 336.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I made this the first time as written and there was too much oil, butter, and ranch mix in my opinion. I made a 2nd batch with some tweaks and it came out perfect. Fry your jalapeno's as directed and dip them out with a slotted spoon. Use that jalapeno infused oil with 2 more tablespoons to pop your corn and there is no need for the butter. The ranch mix sticks perfectly to the popcorn. On that note, 1/2 packet was plenty for our taste but that is just a matter of personal preference. If you wanted to get away from popping your corn in oil you could always hot air pop it and then do the butter method to get the ranch to stick. I will definitely make this again but with my tweaks. Read More