Smoky Ranch Saltines

Flavored saltines are a favorite snack in our house. They are so easy to make. They are great for travel snacks. You can make them in pretty much any flavor you can think of. From Buffalo wing-flavored, to spicy Fire-Eater saltines, to these smoky ranch saltines, you can’t go wrong with them.Smoky Ranch SaltinesIf you’re not gentle when tossing the saltines they will crumble and not get fully covered in the flavoring. If you double or triple this recipe make each sleeve of crackers in it’s own bag or you’ll have trouble getting the smoky Ranch seasoning to coat each individual saltine.

Also try my Buffalo wing, Fire-eater and lime pepper saltines.

Smoky Ranch Saltines

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 30 or so crackers
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Saltines

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Smoky Ranch seasoning from below

For the Smoky Ranch seasoning (makes approx 7 tablespoons)

  • 2 1 ounce packets dry Ranch seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions

For the Saltines

  • Place crackers in a large resealable bag or container.
  • Pour in the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Seal and gently toss to coat.
  • Let sit (on the counter) for 12 hours to get 'happy', tossing gently every once-in-a-while.

For the Smoky Ranch seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients.

Lime Pepper Saltines

It seems that I have a bit of an addiction to flavored saltines. It all started when I made Fire-Eater saltines, which disappeared in no time. I should probably hide them, but then, I’d still know where they are so that isn’t going to help. Guess I’ll try moderation instead. These lime pepper saltines aren’t going to help either. They have just a hint of lime with a great pepper flavor. I was very pleasantly surprised as to just how much I liked them.
Lime Pepper SaltinesI found lime pepper seasoning at our local GFS store, but you can also find a mix like it at your local grocery store. You can also substitute lemon pepper, which seems to be a bit more common.

Also try my Buffalo wing, Fire-eater and smoky Ranch saltines.

Lime Pepper Saltines

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 30 or so crackers
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers low-salt work just fine
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Lime Pepper seasoning

Instructions

  • Place crackers in a large resealable bag or container.
  • Pour in the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Seal and gently toss to coat.
  • Let sit (on the counter) for 12 hours to get 'happy', tossing gently every once-in-a-while.
  • Serve as-is or with cream cheese for topping.

Bagel-Seasoned Saltines

Ever since I made a batch of Fire-Eater saltines I just cannot stop making flavor after flavor of crackers. You can use just about any seasoning you like, but whatever you do, you have to make these bagel-seasoned saltines. Poppy and sesame seeds combined with onion and garlic flavors, with just a hint of fennel (use a little or a lot, but start with a little) make for the perfect combination. There’s really no point in only making one sleeve of these saltines, they won’t last that long at all.
Bagel-Seasoned SaltinesThe seasoning may have trouble adhering to the crackers. If that happens to you add a bit more oil or just sprinkle the saltines with a bit more seasoning right before serving. Either way, everyone will love these bagel-seasoned saltines.

Also try my baked seasoned Ritz crackers.

Bagel-Seasoned Saltines

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 30 or so crackers
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Saltines

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Bagel seasoning from below

For the Bagel seasoning (makes approx 5 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed crushed

Instructions

For the Saltines

  • Place crackers in a large resealable bag or container.
  • Pour in the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Seal and gently toss to coat.
  • Let sit (on the counter) for 12 hours to get 'happy', tossing gently every once-in-a-while.

For the Bagel seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients.