Homemade Doritos Spice Mix: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Totally Addictive

Take a look at this pasta dish from Richa at Hobby and More: It looks pretty good, right? Pasta, broccoli, toasty crumbs... but there's more. There's something very special sprinkled over this basic dish: DIY, homemade Doritos spice mix.

That's right — a spice mix that Richa says reaches that salty-sweet, addictively-good quality of the mysterious mixture that makes Doritos so ridiculously yummy. Her mix includes nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powders, cayenne, and a few more things. She also offers suggestions for recreating Cool Ranch and Cheddar Doritos tastes.

Get the recipe: Penne and Broccoli in Doritos cream sauce, topped with Doritos spiced bread crumbs at Hobby and More

Have you ever tried to recreate Doritos or another junky (yet delicious) snack food? Got any inside tips to share?

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(Image: Richa Hingle-Garg of Hobby and More)