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Dorito Dust Pork Rinds

Dorito Dust Microwave Pork Rinds

Dorito Dust Microwave Pork Rinds are the keto/low carb friendly nacho cheesy solution for snack food cravings while on a ketogenic diet.
Course Snack Food
Cuisine American, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 packet cheese powder from Kraft Mac-and-Cheese
  • 1/4 cup microwaveable pork rinds
  • 1 tsp paprika (I used a heaping teaspoon)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch ground oregano (a little goes a long way unless you want your pork rinds to taste really herbal)
  • 1 ea paper lunch bag
  • 1 ea paper plate


  1. Grind paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano together to dust in a spice grinder.
  2. Incorporate the ground dry seasoning mixture with the cheese packet contents. Mix well.
  3. Microwave pork rinds according to the instructions on the bag you are using. In my case, I spread the pork rinds on a paper plate and microwave for about two minutes on high.
  4. Work quickly while the pork rinds are still hot and a bit glistening to remove them to a paper bag and add 1 heaping teaspoon of the seasoning mix. Close the paper bag and shake well. Serve. Or just sit there and eat them straight out of the bag like a hyena as I do.

Recipe Notes

My recommendation for pork rinds is called "Carolina Gold Nuggets Microwave Pork Puffies" and is available on Amazon.com here (affiliate). If you enjoy this site, please consider using my affiliate links if you take my recommendations on supplies and equipment. It's how we can afford to keep the lights on and the content free.

There are obviously numerous brands of mac-and-cheese, and I can't vouch for them all as to gluten-free and low-carb status. I would recommend you read packages carefully and research before you assume you can make that substitution.

As much as I joke about throwing out the box of pasta, by all means save it for other uses. The cheese packet contains enough cheese for many servings of pork rinds -- you definitely only need to buy one box. It cost me a dollar at my local grocery store.