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.If 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

Prep Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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

Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Appetizer
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

Prep Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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.

Buffalo Wing Saltines

Making a big ole batch of Fire-Eater saltines inspired me to make even more varieties of flavor-infused crackers. Of course, my first choice was Buffalo wing saltines since I eat anything Buffalo-ish. These incredibly easy-to-make snacks are just what you’d expect: crunchy and packed with flavor.

Buffalo Wing SaltinesServe Buffalo wing saltines with softened cream cheese to help ‘cool’ the kick if you desire. I just eat them by the handful straight out of the bag.

I found Buffalo wing seasoning at our local GFS store. You can also find it in your grocery store’s spice section.

Also try my lime pepper and Fire-eater saltines.

Buffalo Wing Saltines

Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Appetizer
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 Buffalo Wing 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.

Fire-Eater Saltines

Well, my goodness me! There’s good and then there’s crazy good. These Fire-Eater Saltines are definitely crazy good. A good healthy amount of spicy kick on a crunchy yummy cracker. That’s all you’ll need, trust me. Yes, you could slather a bit of cream cheese on them too, but I found them addicting enough just as they are.
Fire-Eater SaltinesThere’s really no need to make just a single batch of Fire-Eater Saltines because a lil ole sleeve just isn’t going to be enough, that’s for sure! And if you don’t like the heat, just substitute your favorite (milder) seasoning.

Also try my lime pepper and Buffalo wing saltines.

Fire-Eater Saltines

Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 30 or so crackers
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers low-salt work just fine
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fire-Eater 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.