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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: 34 minute
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x


  • 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 


  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


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