Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 7 Redux Night Viewing Nosh

Diehard "American Idol" viewers will remember Sarah Sellers as the geek-chic food blogger who made it to Hollywood Week last year. (Watch her Season 10 audition here.) Sarah has since continued her food-blogging, and has been cooking up scrumptious snack suggestions for any "Idol" viewing party and posting them here in Reality Rocks each week. She was also my special guest on a special South By Southwest version of "The Day After" in Austin last month, which you can watch HERE!

So tonight, after the judges saved Jessica Sanchez last week, the top seven Idols will return to the stage to sing two songs apiece. It's a double-feature, so to speak--time to pass the popcorn!

Nacho Popcorn


▪ 1/4 cup butter, melted
▪ 1/4 tsp garlic salt
▪ 1/4 tsp onion powder
▪ 1/2 tsp cumin
▪ 1 tsp chili powder
▪ 1 tbsp green chiles
▪ 12 cups original popcorn, 94% fat-free, popped (1 bag)
▪ 2/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese, 2% milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the butter and next five ingredients in a medium bowl. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle with the seasoned butter. Put the popcorn on a cookie sheet covered with tinfoil and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted, around 10 minutes.

Bon appétit!

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