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These Seasoned Crackers are always a hit a parties! Filled with ranch and Italian seasonings, these crackers are easy to make and so delicious!

A TASTY AND EASY CRACKER RECIPE

I guarantee you will be hooked on these seasoned crackers once you make them! Made with Italian seasoning, ranch seasoning and butter, these crackers couldn’t be simpler to make (or easier to eat!) I find myself making these a lot around the holidays for gatherings or for all of us just to munch on at home. So if you are looking for a new and fun snack, you have to make this Seasoned Cracker recipe!

Close up bowl of Seasoned Crackers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use mini saltine crackers?

No. I love to use mini crackers but you don’t have to use them. You can find them with the other crackers at your local grocery store. Regular sized saltine crackers will work (just use the same amount.)

Can these be made into “Firecrackers”?

Yes! If you want to make these into Firecrackers you will just want to add a teaspoon or so of red pepper flakes. You could also add a sprinkling of hot sauce or cayenne pepper.

Can I use salted butter?

No, you do not want to use salted butter with this recipe. The salt from the seasoning packets is more than enough. Using salted butter might make it too salty for most people’s tastes.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely! If you are looking to serve a larger crowd, I highly suggest doubling this recipe. These do not last long!

How do you store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container on the counter where they will keep for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen. Place in a freezer-safe container and they will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove from the freezer to the countertop until thawed.

Overhead of clear bowl with Seasoned Crackers on wooden board.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • unsalted butter
  • ranch dressing mix
  • italian dressing mix
  • granulated sugar
  • mini saltine crackers
Ingredients needed: unsalted butter, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix, granulated sugar and mini saltine crackers.

HOW TO MAKE SEASONED CRACKERS:

Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the butter, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix, and sugar. Heat, constantly stirring, until melted and combined. Take off the heat.

Melted butter, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix, and sugar in saucepan.
Melted butter mixture poured over crackers and mixed in bowl.

In a large bowl, add the crackers. Pour the butter mixture on top and stir to combine.

Spread the crackers in an even layer on the prepared sheet tray. If some are stacked on top of each other, that’s okay.

Cracker mixture spread over a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until golden brown and toasty.

Finished baked crackers on parchment lined baking sheet.

Let cool then serve!

Seasoned Crackers in clear bowl.

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Seasoned Crackers (+Video)

These Seasoned Crackers are always a hit a parties! Filled with ranch and Italian seasonings, these crackers are easy to make and so delicious!
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce packet ranch dressing mix
  • 0.7 ounce packet Italian dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 11 ounce box mini saltine crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add ¾ cup unsalted butter, 1 ounce packet ranch dressing mix, 0.7 ounce packet Italian dressing mix and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Heat, constantly stirring, until melted and combined. Take off the heat.
  • In a large bowl, add 11 ounce box mini saltine crackers. Pour the butter mixture on top and stir to combine.
  • Spread the crackers in an even layer on the prepared sheet tray. If some are stacked on top of each other, that’s okay.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until golden brown and toasty. Let cool and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

  • Regular saltine crackers can be used. Just use the same amount. 
  • Make sure you only use unsalted butter.
  • You can make these into “Firecrackers” by adding about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 895mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made these as a pre-Thanksgiving-meal snack for tomorrow for our guests to munch. I thought they had a great flavor. The ranch and Italian combo was a bit surprising on the tastebuds, but still delicious. Thank you for the recipe; really appreciate it!

  2. I would like to make this. I have just one question. The recipe says 3/4 cup of butter, but the picture of the ingredients just shows 1 stick of butter (half cup). Which one is right? Thank you.

    1. The recipe is correct, I just didn’t add the additional butter for the photo. As you can see in the comments here, others have made the recipe and it turned out great – not sure many folks notice the ingredient photos anymore. And to be honest, even if you had only used the one stick of butter, it would still turn out great, this is a very forgiving recipe and some folks prefer less butter.
      It’s funny because I have been thinking about not doing ingredient photos anymore since no one ever looks at them and still asks me questions about what ingredients I used so I figured I would stop. Glad to know at least one person looked this time!

      1. Thank you so much. I am definitely going to make these. They sound very tasty.