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Easy Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

January 3, 2023 | Author: Ashley McCrary

These tasty seasoned oyster crackers are made with simple ingredients: butter, ranch seasoning, parmesan cheese, and spices! Perfect for soups, salads, snacking, and gifting!

a holiday decorated mason jar filled with seasoned oyster crackers.

What Makes This Recipe Great

Growing up, it wasn’t Christmas unless my momma made Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers. Not only are they tasty, but they make an easy and inexpensive DIY gift. Be warned, these are so addicting!

Perfect for soups, snacking, or a sweet gift, these super simple ranch oyster crackers are a go-to holiday recipe! 

If you love crunchy snacks, try my homemade Chex mix too! 

Ingredient Notes

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Melted Butter: You can use regular butter or vegan butter, depending on your preference. Some people use canola oil but I prefer butter for this. 

Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix: You can use my homemade ranch seasoning or 2 packets of dry ranch dressing mix. 

Herbs & Spices: Dried dill weed, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Plain Oyster Crackers: You’ll need two bags, approximately 18 ounces total. 

Grated Parmesan Cheese: You can get a fresh block and grate your own or use a ready-made container. 

Recipe Step by Step

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  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. In a small bowl, add the melted butter, ranch seasoning, dill, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until mixed through.
  2. Add the oyster crackers to a large bowl. Pour in the butter mixture and mix carefully using a wooden spoon until the crackers are coated.
  3. Divide the crackers in an even layer on 2 baking sheet pans covered in parchment paper and transfer to the oven.
  4. Bake the crackers for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, tossing once halfway through cooking.
  5. Remove the crackers from the oven and add parmesan cheese (Optional) and allow them to cool to room temperature.
  6. Serve as a snack, on top of a salad, with soup, or give as a gift!
seasoned oyster crackers on a lined baking sheet.

Pro Tips

Storage: Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature or enjoy immediately. Stores for up to 5 days. 

Gifting: Fill up a mason jar with seasoned oyster crackers. Screw the lid on tight and decorate with some festive decor and a gift tag. So easy and so delicious! 

Serving: Serve a snack, on top of a salad, or alongside your favorite soups like my No Bean Chili or Creamy White Chicken Chili.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning: You can use my homemade ranch seasoning linked here.

Variations: You can make all kinds of versions of this recipe. Following the same instructions with the melted butter and baking, try tossing them with taco seasoning or cayenne pepper for a spicy seasoned cracker!

a festive mason jar filled with crackers on a plate surrounded by more crackers.

Recipe FAQs

Easy Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers: FAQs

Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes! Simply omit the parmesan cheese and use vegan butter. However, keep in mind that some facilities may make these crackers on machines with cross-contamination. Nabisco’s Premium Oyster Crackers are dairy-free and safe to use. But as good practice, always check the labels!

Can I use gluten-free oyster crackers?

Yes! Though a little tricky to find, there are brands that make gluten-free crackers similar to oyster crackers. Try Made Good brand.

Can I use coconut oil instead of butter?

Yes! You can use coconut oil, however, I recommend using refined coconut oil so there is no coconut taste.

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a close up of seasoned oyster crackers on a lined baking sheet

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

These tasty seasoned oyster crackers are made with simple ingredients: butter, ranch seasoning, parmesan cheese, and spices! Perfect for soups, salads, snacking, and gifting!

  • Total Time: 54 minute
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 packages plain oyster crackers (18 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/21/2 cup dry ranch seasoning mix or 2 1/2 packets
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 

Instructions

  1. SEASON CRACKERS: Preheat the oven to 250°F. In a small bowl, add the melted butter, ranch seasoning, dill, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until mixed through. Add the oyster crackers to a large bowl. Pour in the butter mixture and mix carefully using a wooden spoon until the crackers are coated.
  2. BAKE: Divide the crackers in an even layer on 2 baking sheet pans covered in parchment paper and transfer to the oven. Bake the crackers for 15-20 minutes tossing once halfway through cooking.
  3. LET COOL: Remove the crackers from the oven and add parmesan cheese (Optional) and allow them to cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature or enjoy immediately. Stores for up to 5 days

Notes

Storage: Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature or enjoy immediately. Stores for up to 5 days. 

Gifting: Fill up a mason jar with the crackers. Screw the lid on tight and decorate with some festive decor and a gift tag. So easy and so delicious! 

Serving: Serve a snack, on top of a salad, or alongside your favorite soups like my No Bean Chili or Creamy White Chicken Chili.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning: You can use my homemade ranch seasoning linked here.

Variations: You can make all kinds of versions of this recipe. Following the same instructions with the melted butter and baking, try tossing them with taco seasoning or cayenne pepper for a spicy seasoned cracker!

Dairy Free: Simply omit the parmesan cheese and use vegan butter. However, keep in mind that some facilities may make these crackers on machines with cross-contamination. Nabisco’s Premium Oyster Crackers are dairy-free and safe to use. But as good practice, always check the labels!

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: ranch seasoning mix, seasoned oyster crackers


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!