Ranch Oyster Crackers

These ranch oyster crackers are easy to make yet deliver big flavor.  This recipe calls for larger Premium-sized oyster crackers.  

When I host a tasting party, I always have a few bowls of snacks set around where people gather.  These oyster crackers are a great option because they pack so much flavor in just a few crackers.  

Flavored nuts are another great option.  Fill small bowls with Dill Pickle Peanuts and Street Taco Peanuts.  Watch the exciting conversation get started when your guests begin taste-testing them.  

Ranch oyster cracker snack in a round black serving bowl.

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Foodie de Froid
Servings 16
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
These Ranch Oyster Crackers make the perfect snack to set out when you're having guests stop by. Be warned; they are addictive!
5 from 1 vote



  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 package buttermilk ranch recipe mix dry
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder if you prefer less salt
  • ½ teaspoon dill dried
  • 1 bag oyster crackers gourmet sized



  • Preheat oven to 200F.
  • In a small ramekin, whisk together oil, ranch dressing, garlic powder and dried dill. Place the oyster crackers into a large bowl. Slowly pour the oil mixture over the oyster crackers, whisking to ensure you get every last bit. Mix gently with a wooden spoon until all crackers are covered.
    ½ cup canola oil, 1 package buttermilk ranch recipe mix, ¼ teaspoon garlic salt, ½ teaspoon dill, 1 bag oyster crackers
  • Pour onto a large baking pan ensuring the crackers are in one even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Mix the crackers and then bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cool them on the pan. Store in an air-tight container.


Keep in a tightly sealed glass jar or air-tight container for up to a week.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 62


Serving: 16gCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.01gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 0.002gVitamin A: 0.2IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword oyster cracker, ranch
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De Froid Tip: Color Choices

We are creatures of habit.  It has been said it takes 7-8 weeks to change a pattern.  I used to use the same serving bowls because that was what I was used to.  Then I started paying attention to color and texture, and my kitchen world opened up!

I stared at those little oyster crackers for a while.  They needed something to lift them to the beauties that they are.  When I poured them into a shiny, smooth black bowl, the natural look of the simple oyster crackers stood out.  And the seasoning and dill popped!

The English Muffins below have a similar coloring to oyster crackers.  And look at them shine against the black napkin backdrop.  So many food blogs have only light, bright pictures, yet I love the romantic, dramatic feel you get from using black as a backdrop to natural colored foods.

English muffins in a braided basket with a black napkin.

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