Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers

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Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers are a classic snack, but have you ever tried Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers? These crunchy bites are packed with flavor and incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re hosting a party, looking for a quick snack, or need something tasty to munch on while watching a movie, these crackers are a hit.

A close-up of baked oyster crackers covered in seasoning on a baking sheet.

Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers

These crackers are a delightful mix of tangy ranch and savory parmesan. The ranch seasoning provides a zesty kick, while the parmesan adds a rich, cheesy depth. Combined with the buttery base, every bite is a burst of flavor. They’re perfectly crunchy and addictive, making it hard to stop at just one handful.


A close-up of a bowl filled with hexagon-shaped, seasoned snack crackers. More crackers can be seen scattered on a baking sheet in the background.

Cooking Tips

  1. Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh butter and parmesan cheese (This is the only time I recommend using grated parmesan with the green top.)make a big difference in flavor. If possible, shred the parmesan yourself rather than using pre-packaged shredded cheese.
  2. Mix Thoroughly. Ensure the ranch seasoning and parmesan are evenly distributed over the crackers. This helps coat every cracker with the delicious mixture.
  3. Bake Evenly: Spread the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet. This ensures they bake evenly and get that perfect crunch.
  4. Cool Completely: Let the crackers cool completely before storing them. This keeps them crunchy and prevents them from getting soggy.
A baking sheet is filled with small, hexagonal crackers and bits of other small snacks, all toasted to a golden-brown color. The edges of the baking sheet are slightly charred.

Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers FAQ

Can I use salted butter?
Yes, you can use salted or unsalted butter. It will add a bit more saltiness to the crackers, which many people enjoy.

What if I don’t have ranch seasoning?
If you don’t have a ranch seasoning packet, you can make your own with a mix of dried herbs like parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and a bit of salt and pepper.

Can I store these crackers?
Absolutely! Store the cooled crackers in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh and crunchy for about a week.

Are there variations to this recipe?
Yes, you can try adding other seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, or even a bit of cayenne pepper, for a spicy kick.

A green ceramic bowl filled with seasoned oyster crackers, with more crackers spread out on a baking sheet in the background.


Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers are a simple yet flavorful snack everyone loves. With just a few ingredients, you can transform plain oyster crackers into a zesty, cheesy delight. They’re perfect for any occasion and easy to store for later snacking. Try making a batch today and enjoy the delicious, crunchy goodness!

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A close-up of baked oyster crackers covered in seasoning on a baking sheet.

Zesty Ranch Oyster Crackers

Crunchy, salty, and buttery, these crackers make the best snack!
Author: Paula
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
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  • 1 9-ounce bag oyster Crackers
  • ½ cup butter unsalted or salted
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, melt the butter. Whisk in the ranch seasoning and parmesan cheese.
  • Add the crackers to the bowl, toss to coat them in the mixture.
  • Spread the crackers in a single layer on your sheet pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before storing.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Great snack. I made some for my children for our zoo visit and they loved them.

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