Easy Ranch Oyster Crackers

Three ingredients Ranch Oyster Crackers are the best party starter for every occasion. Dry ranch seasoning, butter and oyster crackers are tossed to combine then baked for the most addicting and satisfying snack. 

Ranch seasoned oyster crackers in a blue and white bowl.

Oyster crackers may seem so insignificant and simple. They’re a little on the dry side by themselves making them perfect for tossing into soups or serving alongside a salad. They don’t seem like something you’d toss willy nilly into your mouth as an enjoyable snack…until now.

I’ve been seeing seasoned oyster crackers popping up in the stores now and boy, am I hooked. But there are only like two flavors that I’ve seen and really…I need more choices than that. So, here is the first of many more seasoned cracker recipes…..the OG Ranch Oyster Crackers.

They’re quick, they’re simple and they’re so totally amazingly addictive. Every ranch lover I know just can’t get enough of them and they’re fantastic for parties. What’s best is you can make these easy Ranch Crackers in advance and store in a airtight container for days!

Overhead shot of ranch seasoned oyster crackers on a blue background.

RANCH OYSTER CRACKERS

Also known as water crackers, oyster crackers are most often served alongside a plate of oysters or with oyster stew. They’re lightly salted and smallish in size. You can find them in just about any well stocked grocery store.

Tossed with a little melted butter and some dry ranch seasoning mix, you can turn your ho hum oyster crackers into a ranch fans favorite snack!

Ranch oyster crackers in a blue and white bowl on a blue background.

HOW TO MAKE RANCH OYSTER CRACKERS

This simple snack takes minutes to prep and uses only three ingredients.

Overhead shot of oyster crackers in a glass bowl with butter and ranch seasoning next to it.

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Add the oyster crackers to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and pour over the crackers. Toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the oyster crackers and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the oyster crackers in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake the oyster crackers for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The ranch seasoning will dry as they cool.
  7. Transfer to an airtight container or serve immediately.

How simple is that? For a fun and spicy variation, add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to the ranch seasoning mix before tossing with the oyster crackers.

Your Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers will last in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

Butter being poured over a bowl of oyster crackers.

TIPS FOR MAKING SEASONED OYSTER CRACKERS

  • Crackers – Be sure to use the best oyster crackers you can find.  I like to use Nabisco or OTC oyster crackers but you’ll also want to make sure they’re fresh and not stale. Nobody likes a soft cracker.
  • Butter – I use salted butter for this seasoned oyster cracker recipe. You can use unsalted butter but then you may want to add a pinch of salt to balance the flavors just a bit.
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix – Any brand of ranch seasoning mix will work well for this recipe but I like to take it one step further and use my HOMEMADE Ranch Seasoning Mix. It’s super simple and ready in seconds.

Ranch seasoning being poured over a bowl of oyster crackers.

We like to serve our Ranch Oyster Cracker recipe with just about everything. They’re fantastic as a starter for a game day party alongside your favorite Buffalo Wings or throw a handful into a bowl of this easy Tomato Basil Bisque.

 

You can also use them as an alternative to croutons on a salad or served with your favorite cheese dip for a double punch of amazing flavor. We love to dip them in this Buffalo Chicken Dip…..it’s totally bonkers amazing.

Overhead shot of buffalo chicken dip in a floral dish with celery, carrots and crackers around on a blue background.

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Looking for more easy snacks to nosh on? We love this easy Pizza Snack Mix and THIS easy White Cheddar Popcorn. If you’re more of a sweet tooth, like myself, you’ll love this Birthday Cake Puppy Chow!

Ranch Oyster crackers in a bowl on a blue placemat.

Ranch oyster crackers in a blue and white bowl on a blue background.

Easy Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: Kellie

Super simple and quick, Ranch Seasoned Oyster Crackers are an addicting and satisfying snack perfect for all your parties! Also, great for tossing in soup, on a salad or popping into your mouth!

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Ingredients

  • 9 ounces oyster crackers
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup ranch seasoning mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. Pour the oyster crackers into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Pour the butter over the crackers and toss to coat.

  4. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the crackers and stir to combine.

  5. Spread the crackers in an even layer on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven.

  6. Bake the oyster crackers for 15-20 minutes tossing once halfway through cooking.

  7. Remove the crackers from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

  8. Transfer the crackers to an airtight container and store at room temperature or enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can make these ranch oyster crackers without baking them, too! Simply spread the crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet and allow to dry at room temperature for 3-4 hours. 

The baking method is much quick and more efficient for quick snacking!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 594mg26%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 709IU14%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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