Absolutely delicious! I dashed to the store for two boxes of crackers as soon as I saw this recipe!

Baked Garlic Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers: A Village Staple

Baked Garlic Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers are a staple in our little village, where festivals and get-togethers with loved ones are as natural as the seasons. A favorite at gatherings of many kinds, this dish is perfect for times when you just want something salty and delicious to nibble on or add to your favorite soup or salad. The powerful flavors of ranch, Parmesan, and garlic, combined with the recipe’s simplicity, make it a go-to. You can’t go wrong with this recipe whether you’re planning a game night, need a fast snack for the kids, or are simply craving something delicious to go with your garden salad for dinner.

These oyster crackers are incredibly versatile. Pair them with a rich tomato soup or a robust vegetable beef soup—two of your favorites. You can eat them plain or toss them into a salad for a crunchier bite. To make a delicious snack that will go fast, combine them with popcorn and have a family movie night!

Ingredients & Directions:

Baked Garlic Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe

The recipe calls for:

  • 4 cups of oyster crackers
  • 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Less than half a cup of Parmesan shreds

Instructions

  1. Set the oven temperature to 250°F (120°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleaning.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ranch dressing mix, dried parsley, garlic powder, and melted butter. Stir everything together.
  3. Place the oyster crackers in the bowl and combine them with the butter mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Arrange the crackers on the baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and bake the crackers for 15–20 minutes, or until they start to turn a little yellow and become crispy.
  6. Let the crackers cool for approximately 5 minutes on the baking sheet before you eat them. The more they chill, the crispier they will get.

Tips:

  • To make it dairy-free, you may use a buttery spread or olive oil in place of the butter (just be sure to use dairy-free Parmesan cheese, too). This is a great option for anyone who has dietary limitations.
  • For an extra touch of heat, you may add crushed red pepper flakes to the butter mixture.
  • If you run out of ranch dressing mix, make a quick homemade version using dried dill, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; adjust the amounts to your family’s taste preferences.
  • These crackers keep nicely in an airtight jar at room temperature for up to a week, making them a great quick snack or meal prep item.

Compared to store-bought snacks, homemade ones have an extra unique quality. Infusing the food that sustains our loved ones with a touch of affection is key. Incorporating little touches like these Baked Garlic Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers into our regular dinners and get-togethers is a great way to show our love and appreciation. Have fun!

Enjoy!

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