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Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

These Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers are a spectacular option for homemade snacking and for topping a bowl of soup, chowder or chili. They’re super simple to make and they take a simple bowl of soup to the next level. Grated Parmesan cheese adds another layer of flavor making them positively additive.

Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Easy Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers Recipe

We’re a family who loves soups and stews. While there are a plethora of delicious crackers on the market to enjoy, there’s something extra special about making homemade seasoned crackers yourself. Homemade seasoned crackers add both flavor and crunch complimenting most any flavor. Be it a crock pot filled with vegetable beef soup, taco soup or a big pot of comforting chicken noodle, my boys flip for a big bowl of these Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers to go along with it. During the holidays, they’re terrific for homemade gift giving for those who may not have the ultimate sweet tooth. Set a bowl of these out at your next game day party and watch ’em go.

Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

How to Make the Best Ranch Seasoned Oyster Cracker recipe

There’s something special about taking the time to make something at home to share with family and friends. This recipe for ranch seasoned oyster crackers is top notch. Even something as simple as seasoned crackers made at home just makes people light up whenever they’re served.

  • Why are they called oyster crackers?  They’re a small round or hexagonal shaped cracker that contains similar ingredients found in saltine crackers. They’re bite sized and famously served with oyster stew or clam chowder. There are no oysters in oyster crackers.
  • Which oyster crackers are best? The most important thing is to start with your favorite brand of fresh oyster crackers.
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix is readily available on the salad dressing aisle with the other dry salad dressing mixes. If you’re unable to find it, a private label ranch dressing mix will work.
  • How much does it take if I have a large container of ranch dressing mix? You’ll need around 2-3 tablespoons of dry dressing seasoning.
  • How long will Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers last? You can store these crackers at room temperature in an air tight container for up to one week.

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Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

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Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch-seasoned-oyster-crackers, seasoned-crackers
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1.0-oz package dry Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing mix
  • 1 tsp dry dill weed
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 9-oz bags Oyster crackers
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F. Have nearby a large rimmed baking pan.
  •  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, Ranch, dill, lemon pepper and garlic powder until seasonings are dissolved.
  • Add the crackers and Parmesan. Mix with a large spoon until evenly coated. (Alternately pour into a large plastic storage bag and shake until coated. 
  • Spread on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes stopping to stir halfway through. 
  • Cool completely then store in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Thank you. My 10 year old granddaughter loves to make these when she comes to Mima’s house! Now she can make it herself. She was proud to make them for her mom

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this user friendly recipe. Prints nicely. Easy to follow instructions. Great layout. Oh, and I love the Ranch crackers with the added Parmesan!

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