These Ranch Oyster Crackers are made with ranch seasoning, dried dill, and dill pickle juice for a tangy, savory snack that’s super easy to prepare and impossible to resist – good luck only eating a handful!
Oyster Crackers with Dill and Ranch
So naturally I couldn’t resist adding dill flavoring to this ranch oyster crackers recipe – instead of just ranch seasoning, these are oyster crackers made with ranch, dried dill seasoning, and dill pickle juice!
The end result is tangy, savory crackers that are just perfect for enjoying by the handful. If you love dill like we do, you have to try these!
These ranch oyster crackers are made with just a handful of ingredients.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Ranch seasoning – You can use our homemade Ranch seasoning or 1/2 a packet of Hidden Valley.
- Seasonings – Other seasonings in this recipe include dried dill weed, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Butter – Since we’re adding other seasonings, I used unsalted butter for these.
- Dill pickle juice – You can just use juice from a pickle jar.
- Oyster crackers – Be sure to grab plain, not seasoned, oyster crackers.
Seasoned Oyster Cracker Variations
I love the flavor combo of these oyster crackers with dill and ranch but there are so many ways to switch them up.
- Skip the dill. Not a fan of dill? Omit the dried dill and the pickle juice and just stick with the other seasonings. You will need a tad more butter to replace the pickle juice.
- Try Old Bay oyster crackers. Another option is to replace all the seasonings with Old Bay seasoning. These are great served with seafood soups like clam chowder.
- Italian seasoning oyster crackers. Omit the dill and use Italian seasoning instead of ranch for a different flavor.
How to Make Ranch Oyster Crackers
Here’s how to make these easy seasoned oyster crackers.
(Don’t miss the easy printable recipe card below with all the details.)
- Combine the seasonings. Combine the Ranch and dried seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Melt the butter. Stir the pickle juice into melted butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Toast the crackers. Add the oyster crackers to the pan. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the seasoning. Remove the pan from heat, pour the seasonings over the crackers, and toss to coat.
- Cool. Allow to cool completely then enjoy!
These dill and ranch oyster crackers are a great snack. We tend to just enjoy them by the handful whenever they’re in the house. Oyster crackers are always great for topping soup and the tangy dill flavor of these would go well with our bacon cheeseburger soup or a cup of clam chowder.
These seasoned oyster crackers are best eaten within a couple days, but they can be stored on the countertop in an airtight container for up to a week. Just be sure they’ve cooled completely first, to avoid trapping moisture in the container which will cause them to soften up.
More Easy Snack Recipes:
- Dill Pickle Cheddar Chips
- Mozzarella Pizza Chips
- Garlic Parmesan Hot Buttered Cheerios
- Cinnamon Toast
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Air Fryer Bagel Minis
Ranch Oyster Crackers
- 1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning mix (1/2 a packet)
- 1/2 tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle juice (from a dill pickle jar)
- 3 & 1/2 cups plain oyster crackers (1/2 of a 12 ounce bag)
- In a small bowl, mix together the Ranch seasoning, dried dill, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the pickle juice and stir to combine.
- Dump in the oyster crackers and stir to coat evenly in the butter. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the crackers are lightly toasted and the butter has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat and pour the seasoning mixture over the crackers; toss well to coat evenly.
- Allow to cool completely, serve, and enjoy!