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A bowl is full of seasoned saltine crackers.

Cajun Ranch Fire Crackers

A crispy baked saltine cracker seasoned with ranch seasoning & salad dressing mix, and red pepper flakes. Great for an easy and economical appetizer, snack, or side for salad, soup, or chili.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning & salad dressing mix
  • 2 or more teaspoons of red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic granules or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • .5 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • .5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 8 ounces saltine crackers, or 2 sleaves, or 76 crackers


  1. Preheat the oven to 250° F.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Place the seasonings into a large gallon-sized zip-top plastic bag.
  4. Pour the oil into the bag over the seasonings; seal it tightly and gently massage it to mix the ingredients.
  5. Add the crackers to the bag and seal the zip-top.
  6. Gently massage and shake the gallon bag, turning it like a wheel until the crackers are evenly coated with the seasoned oil; this will take a few minutes.
  7. Set the bag of crackers aside to marinate for a few hours, or bake them immediately.
  8. Open the bag, remove the crackers a few at a time, and place them in a single layer on the parchment paper.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove the pans from the oven and let the crackers cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container or bag for up to five days.


  • Crackers can marinate for up to 8 hours before baking.
  • Red pepper flakes may be omitted, still resulting in a flavorful cracker.
  • Serve as a snack or appetizer, with a charcuterie board, or as a side with soups and salads.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: Cajun Firecracker Ranch Crackers