Easy Ranch Party Crackers

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4.88 from 25 votes
This Ranch Party Crackers recipe is an easy snack that's bursting with flavor!  It's one of those recipes that everyone will be begging for.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Ranch crackers recipe in a white bowl

This Ranch Party Crackers recipe is an easy snack that’s bursting with flavor!  It’s one of those recipes that everyone will be begging for.

Ranch crackers recipe in a white bowl

This Ranch Crackers recipe has only five easy ingredients and is exploding with flavor.  They are incredibly easy to make – which is a good thing because your friends and family will be begging you to make them again and again.

Why This Homemade Crackers Recipe Works

One of my favorite things about this recipe is how incredibly easy they are to make.  There are only five easy ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

The crackers are coated in a butter and seasoning mixture and then are baked so that the flavor permeates the cracker.  I can’t get enough of the buttery, flavorful snacks!

How to Make this Ranch Crackers Recipe  – Step by Step

  • STEP 1: Combine the ranch seasoning, crushed red pepper and garlic in a small bowl.  (Photo 1 below)
  • STEP 2: Place saltine crackers in a large bowl. (Photo 2 below)
  • STEP 3: Pour melted butter over the crackers. (Photo 3 below)

Step by step instructions for making this ranch crackers recipe

  • STEP 4: Pour seasoning mixture over the buttered crackers. (Photo 1 below)
  • STEP 5: Carefully stir the mixture so all of the cracker are coated in butter and seasoning. (Photo 2 below)
  • STEP 6: Lay the crackers on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake as directed.  (Photo 3 below)Step by step instructions for making this ranch crackers recipe

Can you use gluten free crackers?

Absolutely!  This is a great recipe for jazzing up gluten free crackers.  Simply make sure the brand of Ranch dressing mix you use is gluten-free or swap it for equal measurements of another gluten free seasoning mix.

Can you bake these party crackers ahead of time?

These party crackers are a great make-ahead recipe.  Once they’ve finished baking, simply allow them to cool completely then store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

I highly recommend making a double batch because these homemade crackers disappear fast!

Ranch crackers recipe in a white bowl

Expert Tips for Making the Best Homemade Crackers

I love the hint of spice in this ranch party crackers recipe.  But, if you aren’t a fan of spice, check out these tips for customizing this crackers recipe.

  • Shake and Bake: Place the buttered crackers in a zipper bag and add the seasoning.  Then, shake to coat the crackers.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake in batches.
  • Try Different Flavors: Feel free to try new flavors.  Switch out the Ranch dressing mix for Italian or swap the garlic powder for cumin for a Tex Mex flavor.

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Ranch crackers recipe in a white bowl

Easy Ranch Party Crackers

4.9 from 25 votes
This Ranch Party Crackers recipe is an easy snack that's bursting with flavor!  It's one of those recipes that everyone will be begging for.
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place melted butter in a large bowl. Add crackers and gently toss ensuring that each cracker is coated.
  • In a small bowl, combine Ranch salad dressing mix, red pepper flakes and garlic powder; stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle dressing mixture over crackers ensuring that each cracker is coated.
  • Spread crackers in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • Store in an air tight container.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe:
  • Shake and Bake: Place the buttered crackers in a zipper bag and add the seasoning.  Then, shake to coat the crackers.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake in batches.
  • Try Different Flavors: Feel free to try new flavors.  Switch out the Ranch dressing mix for Italian or swap the garlic powder for cumin for a Tex Mex flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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9 thoughts on “Easy Ranch Party Crackers”

  1. 3 stars
    I’m sure they would be great but 20 minutes resulted in burnt crackers for me. Not black burnt but past the point of being very edible. Will eventually try again but only bake 10-15 minutes

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    • Have you checked the temp of your oven? Sometimes they run hotter than what the temp is set to. I keep a thermometer in mine to ensure it’s correct.

      Reply
  2. 5 stars
    I didn’t know you could make this cracker better. I always have Saltines on hand. I will definitely be trying this recipe soon. I will let you know how everyone likes them.

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