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Ranch Oyster Crackers

Move over Chex mix, Ranch Oyster Crackers are the best snack you can put on the table, and one of the easiest to make.

wood bowl of seasoned oyster crackers

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Seasoned Oyster Crackers (or ranch oyster crackers) are so popular with my friends that I have even gifted them in glass jars with ribbons at the holidays.

No one turns down a jar of deliciously seasoned and slightly addictive crackers. With all your favorite ranch flavors added to tiny little bite size crackers you will be challenged to stop eating handful after handful.

Add a little heat if you want with some cajun or fajita seasoning added to the spice blend in this recipe.

Sometimes I will add a little sprinkle of old bay seasoning along with some grated parmesan cheese when I am mixing up the oyster crackers with the seasoning.

This recipe is easy to personalize with your own favorite flavors.

What are Oyster Crackers?

Oyster crackers are tiny little puffy crackers that are often served with soup or chili. They are just a tiny and different shaped saltine cracker, with a mild flavor to them.

If you like these check out my Jerk Spiced Oyster Crackers, or my Spicy Cracker Recipe.

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Ingredients Needed

Oyster crackers – I like the Nabisco premium ones but feel free to use your favorite brand. You can also use mini saltine crackers if you prefer or can’t find them

Spices – I like this combination of spices (dried dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, red pepper flakes) but if you prefer to use a Ranch seasoning packet, feel free! Just use 3-4 teaspoons of seasoning mix total. You can also use fresh dill you will just need double the amount.

Olive oil – You can substitute canola oil or vegetable oil if you prefer. For an even richer flavor you can use melted butter.

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How to make Ranch Oyster Crackers

First: Preheat oven to 250F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Second: In a small bowl, combine all spices and olive oil. Whisk to mix. In a large bowl add the oyster crackers.

Third: Pour the oil and spice mixture over them. Toss to coat the crackers evenly. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Fourth: At 250F in a preheated oven bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring half way through to ensure even baking, until golden brown and fragrant. Remove and let cool before serving. enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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baked crackers on a baking sheet

How long do they last?

Keep the finished ranch oyster crackers in an airtight container or bag for up to one week at room temperature.

I always stir or shake the crackers to get the settled seasoning distributed again.

What are they used for?

Oyster crackers are used as a topping for soups and chili recipes often, but I like them in salads and snack mixes!

More Easy Snack Recipes

basket of oyster crackers

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Use a packet of Ranch dressing mix instead of the spices to make it easier.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning for more brightness.
  • Some like to toss them in a zip-top bag with the oil and spices but I find that too much of the coating sticks inside the bag. I like to use a bowl so I can scrape out all the coating with a spatula and not miss any.
  • Use leftovers as croutons for salads or toppings for your favorite soups like clam chowder!
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese when they come out of the oven for more richness.

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sheet of crackers with text "seasoned oyster crackers"

Let me know what you think in the comments, you’re going to love making these simple seasoned oyster crackers for all of your gatherings and family movie night!

seasoned crackers in parchment paper

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Move over Chex mix, Seasoned Oyster Crackers are the best snack you can put on the table, and one of the easiest to make.
4.66 from 32 votes
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Course: Snacks to Share
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces oyster crackers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spices and stir to mix. Add olive oil and mix.
  • In a large bowl, add the oyster crackers. Pour the spice and oil mix over the oyster crackers.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Spread on prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake at 250F for 15-20 minutes, stirring half way through to ensure even baking.
  • Remove and cool completely before serving.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

  • Use a packet of Ranch dressing mix instead of the spices to make it easier.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning for more brightness.
  • Some like to toss them in a zip-top bag with the oil and spices but I find that too much of the coating sticks inside the bag. I like to use a bowl so I can scrape out all the coating with a spatula and not miss any.
  • Use leftovers as croutons for salads or toppings for your favorite soups like clam chowder!
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese when they come out of the oven for more richness.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g

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    4.66 from 32 votes (27 ratings without comment)
    Recipe Rating




    Danny

    Saturday 28th of January 2023

    I have made this Recipe Many times and let me tell you they taste better than most manufactured snacks like this. Soon I am gonna make another batch. :+}

    Jennifer

    Monday 30th of January 2023

    I am so glad you like them!

    Jane

    Friday 30th of September 2022

    Thank you for these easy snacks. I love any kind of crackers!,,

    Paula

    Monday 23rd of August 2021

    This was a great munchie at my movie party!

    Sandra

    Tuesday 10th of August 2021

    These are dangerously delicious little snacks! You can't eat just one.

    Natalie

    Tuesday 10th of August 2021

    This looks quite delicious. I can't wait to give it a try.