This is a classic recipe for Seasoned Oyster Crackers, simply made with oyster crackers, ranch dressing packet, seasonings and dill. They are also called Ranch Oyster Crackers, Garlic Oyster Crackers, or Dill Oyster Crackers.
Some compare these seasoned crackers to Gardetto’s or Chex Mix.
What are Oyster Crackers
The origin of the name Oyster Cracker is still unclear. But, it could be because they were used in oyster stew or clam chowder, or that they are a similar shape to an oyster or clam shell (kind of).
You can find them near the saltine crackers in your local grocery store. They are usually sold in 9 oz. bags.
Simple Step by Step
This is a super simple seasoned cracker recipe!
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Whisk together 1 cup of oil, ranch dressing dry mix packet, dried dill, garlic powder, and celery salt.
- Pour over the Oyster crackers and stir, making sure the crackers are completely coated with the oil mixture.
- Place the seasoned crackers on a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Let the crackers cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Your Dill & Ranch Oyster Crackers should stay fresh for a week in an airtight container on the counter (room temp). However, they are best eaten fresh or within a day or two.
Uses for Seasoned Crackers
This recipe for Seasoned Oyster Crackers is intended as more of a snack or appetizer. It’s excellent to make around the holidays. Have bowls in the kitchen and living room or on the bar for people to snack on.
The are super tasty added to a bowl of soup… either IN the soup or on the side!
They are wonderful added to a meat and cheese appetizer tray (charcuterie board), or set on a bar or kitchen table for a cocktail party.
Also great as a cracker option on a kids charcuterie board.
- Don’t cook over 250 degrees. That gets them crispy without burning
- When you stir the crackers and oil mixture make sure to get all the way to the bottom of the bowl, the oil/seasoning mixture will sink to the bottom.
- Make sure to use an unflavored oil, canola, vegetable, olive oil or a blend of those oils will work great. I would avoid extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
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Seasoned Oyster Cracker Recipe
- (2) 9 oz packages of oyster crackers
- 1 cup oil (use canola, vegetable, or olive oil, or a combo of those oils)
- (1) 1 oz package ranch dressing dry mix
- 2 teaspoon each: dried dill weed, garlic powder, and celery salt
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
- In a bowl whisk together the oil, ranch dressing mix, and all the seasonings. Pour over the oyster crackers in a large bowl. Toss and stir well to coat all the crackers.1 cup oil, (1) 1 oz package ranch dressing dry mix, 2 teaspoon each: dried dill weed, garlic powder, and celery salt
- Pour over the oyster crackers in a large bowl. Toss and stir well to coat all the crackers.(2) 9 oz packages of oyster crackers
- Bake for 10 minutes. Give the crackers a toss about half way thru the baking time.
- Let cool for 15 minutes before eating.
- Store crackers in an airtight container at room temp for up to a week.
- However, they are best eaten within the first day or two.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.