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Swamp Fish Crackers with Ranch, Garlic and Dill!

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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.

close up of a bowl of colorful goldfish cracker coated in ranch seasoning

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!

bowl of oil with ranch seasoning mixed in.

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.

looking down on a bowl of ranch seasoned cheese crackers.

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.

school of cheddar fish crackers swimming across counter.

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.

tons of ranch, garlic and dill coated crackers

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!

For another fun and simple cracker treat, try making ranch seasoned Ritz bits crackers. The recipe couldn’t get simpler and they are always a hit.

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Pile of colorful goldfish crackers baked in a dill and ranch spice mix.

Swamp Fish Crackers with Ranch, Garlic and Dill!

Yield: 24 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ranch, dill, garlic and oil. Toss crackers in seasonings and spread in a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring half way through.
  4. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
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.

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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.

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Sherry Smith

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Just made these with my 3 year old grandson, he loved stirring all of this delicious snack ! Definitely going to make again in a couple of weeks for our camping trip , thank you for this easy recipe !


Thursday 26th of August 2021

I love that he got to help make them and I am so happy you liked them!


Sunday 9th of September 2018

Carlee, these look so fun and delish! My son would love to make these with me. Thank you so much for sharing at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

They are a fun and quick snack to whip up. Thank you!

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Wednesday 5th of September 2018

These would be so addictive! My hand would be going back for more, and more, and more!


Saturday 8th of September 2018

It is definitely hard to stop!


Wednesday 29th of August 2018

How fun. We love ranch dressing, garlic and deal. These crackers sound wonderful.


Saturday 8th of September 2018

We do too! I hope you give them a go!


Friday 24th of August 2018

Hi Carlle, what a fun alternative to croutons! We may not get swampy or otherwise fish crackers here, but we do get cheesy and salty crackers.



Sunday 26th of August 2018

Cheesy and salty blended with dill, ranch and garlic is the perfect combo!

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