Fun cheesy fish crackers coated in ranch, garlic and dill. They are munchable and perfect as a snack or a great way to jazz up a bowl of soup.
Cheesy crackers baked with a flavorful coating of ranch, dill and garlic. They are a perfect savory munchy or would take a bowl of soup to the next level. Make these savory cheesy swamp fish crackers and watch them get gobbled up!
Sometimes you just need a savory snack. Something salty with big flavor in a small package.
You know the kind of thing where your hand keeps reaching back into the bowl for a few more as if it didn’t have a choice. These are that thing!
Both my mom and mother-in-law make versions of something similar. My mom usually makes them with oyster or saltine crackers and has them available with soup.
My mother-in-law makes them with the little bite sized cracker sandwiches with cheese filling. She’s been known to bring them as an appetizer/snack for our outdoor parties.
Both always get gobbled up and I wonder why I never think to make them. Then I did!
I was in the mood to make something simple and tasty. Everything that came to mind involved peanut butter and I knew a friend’s kiddo with a peanut allergy would be in attendance. So I was trying to get off that train of thought.
My other stipulation was I didn’t want to go to the store. I needed to settle on something using ingredients I already had.
That’s when it struck me. The bags of cheesy little crackers would be perfect coated in ranch.
I decided to amp up the dill and garlic flavor a bit because everyone loves the dilly ranch snack mix so much. Then these tasty little swamp fish emerged.
I don’t know who started calling those crackers swamp crackers, but I kind of love it in reference to these fish. While I might avoid eating a swampy fish regularly, in cracker form they are delicious.
Too delicious, possibly 😉
I will warn you that it is hard to stop munching on them once you get started. They are great as a stand alone snack, but I can also envision them floating on a bowl of taco soup, potato chowder, chicken and black bean soup or cheeseburger soup. Yum!
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- 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch mix
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12-16 ounces cheesy crackers
- Preheat oven to 250°F
- In a large bowl, mix together ranch, dill, garlic and oil. Toss crackers in seasonings and spread in a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, stirring half way through.
- Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.