Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Had a "saltine" similar to this one over the weekend at a Home Interior/BHG party. I had never had them before and was pleasantly surprised (Thanks Mrs. Monte!). Well, everyone knows that I can't leave a recipe alone, so I came home and mixed up a box of my own. You can mix and match your seasonings to suit your taste. These are great for a party or just to keep on hand for snacking!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 lb) box saltine crackers (I used multi-grain for this recipe)
  • 1 cup oil (vegetable, canola or pecan)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 14 cup red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (I used Kraft)


  1. In a 2.5 gallon Ziploc bag, place all 4 sleeves of the Saltines.
  2. Blend the oil and remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour this mixture over the Saltines and shake well until the crackers are coated.
  4. Remove the crackers from the bag and place them in single layers on a cookie sheet (this will take several batches).
  5. Bake for 5 minutes at 200 degrees.
  6. Remove from oven and take the crackers from the tray and place them on paper towels to cool.
  7. Cool completely, then place in an airtight container for storage.


Most Helpful

These were really good, but I baked them for about 40 minutes stirring every 10-15 minutes. We made them into "crackwiches" with summer sausage and sliced cheese. I made them for a teacher potluck using 3 bags of oyster crackers and baking for 40 minutes. I may try these with low sodium Triscuts next time. Thank you, I had many teachers asking for the recipe.

JenzyGirl October 16, 2015

My MIL has been making these for a few years now and they are always a hit! I love them. Her's are a little different (maybe the basic original recipe) She just blends the oil, pepper flakes, and ranch dressing mix...then she pours this over the crackers in a large bowl, tosses to coat all, and just rolls the bag around to keep the crackers coated and shakes them back into as much a single layer as she can. There's no baking at all involved. She does let them sit for a few hours. I like to heat the oil and pepper flakes and let it sit for a couple of days to have some extra "punch" but it's not needed. I love the idea of the cheese and garlic powder, I would LOVE them that way! I love your recipes also, been reading them and saving a few to my cookbook to try later on! Have a great day.

Monique in LA June 25, 2007

Hey girl, you were right about these! So quick and easy to throw together and they are great to snack on. There are so many spices and seasonings you could use for these, and that alone makes them a keeper. Maybe put a little gator on 'em? LOL Thanks SB!! :)

*OzMan* December 24, 2006

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