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Enjoy perfectly seasoned crackers when you make this easy Spicy Ranch Crackers recipe. Each cracker is so flavorful and baked to perfection for a snack everyone will enjoy.

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Spicy Ranch Crackers is addictive snack that has amazing flavor and the best crunch. These crackers are perfect to make for any occasion or a movie night in.

My family loves a good seasoned cracker, and I was on the hunt for the perfect recipe. You only need a few simple ingredients for the perfect appetizer recipe to serve with your favorite dips.

You must also check out these Garlic Ranch Pretzels Recipe for a delicious holiday or game day snack.

What are Spicy Ranch Crackers?

Spicy Ranch Crackers takes your regular saltine crackers to the next level. The combination of the seasoning gives the crackers so much savory flavor. You may have heard them call fire crackers because of the hint of red pepper flakes.

They are perfect to snack on for a family gathering and even perfect to put on your charcuterie board.


ingredients for recipe: crackers, seasoning, oil
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Ranch Seasoning Dressing Mix
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Oil (olive oil or canola oil)

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Variations Ideas:

Feel free to change the spices to what you prefer when making these spicy crackers. Here are some different seasoning ideas to change things up.

  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Dried Parsley
  • Italian Seasoning Blend

We have even made this recipe with mini saltines and they turned out great.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – In a small bowl combine the oil, ranch dressing mix, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.
  • Step 2 – Mix thoroughly. Place all the saltine crackers in a large container or ziplock bag.
  • Step 3 – Next, pour the seasoned mixture over the crackers.
crackers in ziplock bag with seasoning
  • Step 4 – Place lid on the container and flip several times to completely coat the crackers. You want to make sure all of the crackers are coated.
  • Step 5 – Pour seasoned saltines onto a baking dish and bake.
crackers on baking sheet
  • Step 6 – Allow to cool completely and serve this spicy ranch cracker recipe. It is such an easy recipe.

Recipe Tips:

  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Then mix with the crackers until seasoning fully covers crackers. This will give the crackers the best flavor.
  • Baking Sheets – If you prefer, you can line the baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
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Can You Use Other Crackers?

Yes! This recipe is also good with oyster crackers. Just use what you have.

We frequently use oyster crackers because they are perfect for parties and more. Their bite size shape make them perfect ranch oyster crackers for snacking or using in soup.

crackers in bowl

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Make sure they have cooled to room temperature.

Can I Make in Advance?

Yes, this the perfect snack to make ahead of time. We think they taste better after storing as the seasoning really marinates in the crackers.

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Spicy Ranch Crackers Recipe

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Enjoy perfectly seasoned crackers when you make this easy Spicy Ranch Crackers Recipe. Each cracker is flavorful and baked to perfection for a tasty snack.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 107


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  • In a small bowl combine the oil, ranch mix, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.
  • Mix throughly.
  • Place the crackers in 2 large gallon zip lock bags.
  • Pour half of the seasoned mixture into each bag over the crackers.
  • Seal tightly and gently shake thoroughly to coat the crackers.
  • Pour the crackers onto a baking dish (it's ok to overlap the crackers) and bake at 250 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely and serve.

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Recipe Notes

One serving is approximately 4 crackers. Store the leftovers in an air tight container and store at room temperature for approximate 4-5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 107kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Sodium 161mg, Potassium 32mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 79IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Ellen says:

    Definitely my new chips.

  2. Carrie says:

    I bet the paprika is delicious in this recipe – I definitely need to try that soon!

  3. Judy Flagler says:

    I love these cracker! But I changed them up a bit after a trip to Louisiana! I added some smoked paprika or regular paprika to the recipe, yum!! I used 1-2 teaspoons. Try it, it changes them up just a bit!

  4. Carrie says:

    Yes, that would work great!

  5. Dianne says:

    Can I use a ranch dip pkt instead of dressing pkt?