5 Ways to Use Cheddar Cheese Powder
Sometimes a flavor changes your cooking forever, or at least the way you snack. Cheddar cheese powder is one of those flavors. From outstanding popcorn to sprucing up a side of steamed veggies, there are a million ways to sneak savory and cheesy flavor into your cooking. If you have a favorite way to use cheddar cheese powder, let us know in the comments below.
Cheddar Breaded Goodness
You can whisk this cheese powder right into your flour dredge for an extra layer of flavor. This technique is perfect for a panko-breaded chicken cutlet, or any side of white fish for that matter. Don’t forget about the classic chicken parm! That’s the ultimate cheese upgrade.
CHEDDAR CRUSTED CHICKEN RECIPE
This is an easy one. You simply sprinkle cheese powder over freshly popped popcorn kernels. For extra fun and flavor, try mixing the cheese powder with ground chipotle chiles for some smoky cheddar-jalapeño goodness. You could even mix it with maple sugar as a riff on Chicago caramel cheddar popcorn.
Mac N Cheese, Extra Cheesy
Everyone’s inner child craves that neon instant mac and cheese powder flavor. Wisdom knows you can make homemade mac and cheese with extra help from cheddar cheese powder. Whisking this powder into your cheese sauce will instantly intensify the cheese flavor. Try adding a tablespoon of powder for every cup of cheese sauce.
Steamed veggies don’t stand a chance when you sprinkle them with cheese powder. You can even keep a jar at the table to help make sure your kids are getting their greens. Try adding a sprinkle to any sheet pan of roasted veggies, about five minutes before they’re done.
Mashed Cauliflower & Potatoes
Everything's better with cheddar, especially foods that are nearly perfect to begin with, like mashed potatoes. Powdered cheddar packs mountains of flavor into just a spoonful of your favorite mash. Try adding cheddar powder to recipes for mashed potatoes, cauliflower, parsnips, or celery root.
I remember someone on TV grilling whole tomatoes stuffed with cheddar powder, bread crumbs and seasonings. Maybe the tomato pulp from coring the tomatoes, too.