Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe {5 Ingredients Only}

Homemade Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe (Crunchy Delight)
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Oyster Cracker Recipe
The greatest ranch oyster crackers come from this family-tested recipe! You can have them as a snack or put them over a warm soup dish.

The greatest ranch oyster crackers come from this family-tested recipe! You can have them as a snack or put them over a warm soup dish.

I’m Anne Carter, Today I’m thrilled to share a delightful recipe with you on my blog, “Beyond the Bayou.” After years of experience in various kitchens, I’ve come to appreciate the joy of crafting simple yet delicious dishes. Today’s star is the humble Oyster Cracker Recipe – a personal favorite that’s close to my heart.

These little crackers hold a special place in my culinary journey, reminding me of cozy evenings and heartwarming gatherings. The recipe is straightforward, embracing the beauty of uncomplicated ingredients that come together to create a snack that’s both comforting and flavorful. I believe in the magic that happens when good food brings people together, and this Oyster Cracker Recipe is a testament to that.

Similarly, this snacking has become a part of my family gatherings at various times (sometimes on demand). Serving this with Creamy Pesto Sauce was my favorite trial ever. You can even try this with soupssalads, and even. Trust me you are gonna love it. So let’s just get back to our recipe and make your taste buds feel in heaven.

What Are Oyster Crackers?

Oyster crackers are small, bite-sized, salted crackers that are typically round or hexagonal in shape. They are known for their crisp texture and mild flavor. The name “oyster cracker” is believed to have originated from their traditional use as a companion to oyster stew or chowder, where they are often added as a crunchy topping or served alongside the soup.

These crackers are made from simple ingredients, including flour, water, yeast, and salt. Some variations may include additional seasonings for flavor enhancement. Oyster crackers are versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways beyond seafood dishes. They make for a popular snack on their own or can be added to soups, and salads, or used as a crunchy element in party mixes.

Their small size and neutral taste make them a versatile choice, complementing both sweet and savory flavors. Oyster crackers have become a staple in many households and are appreciated for their simplicity and ability to add a satisfying crunch to a variety of dishes.

Why You Should Try This Recipe?

  • These crackers are perfect for snacking and convenient to grab at gatherings like tailgates, holiday parties, summer BBQs, or while lounging by the pool or beach. They’re also a hit with kids.
  • They’re easy to carry around and stay tasty even if left outside all day. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days. They make great salad toppings, soup crackers, or lunchbox snacks.
  • These crackers also make a delightful gift for neighbors, teachers, or friends. Plus, they’re budget-friendly as both oyster crackers and the seasonings are very affordable.

How To Make Best Ranch Oyster Crackers?

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven Start by preheating your oven to 200°F (about 93°C). This temperature will help to crisp up the oyster crackers perfectly.

Step 2: Prepare the Coating In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of oil, a packet of dry ranch dressing mix, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt (or powder for less saltiness), and a bit of dried dill. This flavorful mix will coat the crackers.

The image shows the preparing mix to coat oyster crackers
Image source: YouTube (Tami Dunn)

Step 3: Coat the Oyster Crackers Open the bag of oyster crackers,
and add oyster crackers to the bowl with the ranch seasoning mix. Ensure that all the crackers are nicely coated with the mixture for maximum flavor.

 The image shows the coating of Oyster Cracker
Image source: YouTube (Tami Dunn)

Step 4: Bake the Coated Crackers Spread the seasoned oyster crackers evenly on a large baking sheet. Place the parchment-lined baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, give the baked and seasoned oyster crackers a good stir to ensure even baking, then bake for another 15 minutes.

The image shows the coated oyster crackers ready to bake
Image source: YouTube (Tami Dunn)

Step 5: Cool and Enjoy Once baked, remove the sheet from the oven and leave the container at room temperature. They will become crunchier as they cool down, enhancing their texture and flavor. You can even store it for later in an airtight container at room.

The image shows Oyster Cracker ready to serve
Image source: YouTube (Tami Dunn)

Time for Tips and Variations!

  1. Less Oil, Still Tasty: If you want to keep it a bit lighter, feel free to use less oil. I personally love them a bit indulgent, just like Mom used to make. But hey, cutting back on the oil won’t make them greasy, and they’ll still be packed with deliciousness.
  2. Spice It Up: Ever tried a SPICY twist on your Ranch Oyster Crackers? Well, Hidden Valley Ranch has a spicy dry mix that can take your crackers to a whole new level. Just add a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mix before whisking. Get ready for a flavor explosion!
  3. Get Creative with Flavors: Don’t limit yourself to just ranch! Switch things up by trying different seasoning mixes. Whether it’s buffalo, Italian, or taco seasoning, the possibilities are endless. Experiment and find your new favorite flavor.
  4. Cheesy Goodness: Take your crackers up a notch by adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese after the first 15 minutes of baking. Let it melt into perfection, giving your Oyster Crackers an extra layer of cheesy goodness.

What to Serve with Oyster Crackers?

The image shows oyster crackers ready to serve

How Long Will Ranch Oyster Crackers Keep?

Ranch oyster crackers can stay fresh for about 1 to 2 weeks if stored properly in an airtight container. It’s best to store ranch oyster crackers in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps maintain their crunchiness and flavor. Enjoy them as snacks, salad toppings, or soups within this timeframe for the best taste and texture.

Homemade Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe (Crunchy Delight)

Oyster Cracker Recipe

The greatest ranch oyster crackers come from this family-tested recipe! You can have them as a snack or put them over a warm soup dish.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 3kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or garlic powder if you prefer less salt
  • 2 bags oyster crackers, about 16 ounces each
  • 1 ounce package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200°F.
  • In a big bowl, whisk together 1 cup of oil, a packet of dry ranch dressing, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt (or powder if you want less salt), and a bit of dried dill.
    The image shows the preparing mix to coat oyster crackers
  • Toss your oyster crackers into the mix. Make sure they're all nicely coated. Lay your coated crackers on a large baking sheet. Spread them out evenly.
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  • Pop the sheet into the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes, give them a good stir, then bake for another 15 minutes.
    The image shows the coated oyster crackers ready to bake
  • Take them out and let them cool. They'll get crunchier as they cool down.
  • Once they're cool, dive in and enjoy the deliciousness! Store your Ranch Oyster Crackers in a sealed container for later snacking. Easy peasy!
    The image shows Oyster Cracker ready to serve

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: -6mg | Calcium: 1mg
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