The other night, I needed a little something “cheap and cheerful” as a snack for kids and one that could double as a savory bite for cocktails.  I found a recipe in an old cookbook that described the most delicious ingredients for a savory appetizers that used regular Ritz crackers.  To be quite honest, I didn’t have time to search for or shop for all those herbs and spices, nor did I want to.  I went to my pantry and came up with my own version.  I added a little more hot pepper, plus some Parmesan and on a wing and a prayer, mixed it up and popped my creation in the oven.
It’s absolutely wonderful when things turn out delicious…
A Southern Soul | Spicy Baked Herb Crackers
Spicy Ranch Crackers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Add some flavor to plain crackers with this spicy ranch cracker recipe.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Donya |
  • 1 stick melted butter - melted
  • 2 packets Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 box Ritz crackers
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large zip top bag, place crackers, ranch mix, Parmesan and pepper flakes.
  3. Pour melted butter over crackers and gently shake bag until ingredients are blended.
  4. Spread crackers on large sheet pans and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool, then store in airtight container.
A Southern Soul | Spicy Herb Crackers
These crackers are great as a snack or served with your favorite cheese. I used some Havarti and mozzarella.  With a cool glass of lemonade or maybe a little vino, you’ll look like the best hostess ever… and your friends will love that you went to all that trouble!

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