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Please tell me that adults can back-to-school shop too. The fresh, clean notebooks! The rainbow of Sharpies! Best of all, THE SNACKS. These gluten-free Parmesan Ranch Crackers would make any lunch box extra happy, and they are a perfect munchie for parties too.

Gluten Free Parmesan Ranch Crackers. Easy, addictive recipe that doesn’t use a mix! Made with canola or olive oil, dill, garlic powder, and everyday spices. Perfect for appetizers, snacks, and all your favorite dips! Includes both an original and spicy recipe option. Recipe at

In elementary school, when I back to school shopped out of actual necessity instead of the love of salty snacks and pretty markers (both of which I would argue still qualify as necessities, if you are willing to be liberal with the term), lunchbox chips were at the top of my essentials list.

My mom always bought a value-sized box that contained 20 to 30 smaller, personal-size bags of chips in assorted flavors. As soon as she left the kitchen, I’d sneak into the pantry, open the box, and quietly pick out the bags of my favorite flavor, ranch.

Selfless big sister that I was, I’d hide all but one bag of the ranch, leaving it as a decoy. My younger sisters wondered why the company would only include a single bag of what was clearly the best flavor.

Sister of the year.

Gluten Free Ranch Crackers with Parmesan, Garlic Powder, Dill, and Cayenne for an optional spicy twist. Easy, addictive, and perfect for parties and everyday snacking! Recipe at | @wellplated

About Tasty Ranch Crackers

While I no longer pack a school lunch (or hide the snacks…most of the time), salty snacks still appear often at parties I host for friends.

These seasoned ranch crackers are the latest and greatest

They’re lightly buttery, crispy, and ideal for adding to cheese plates or pairing with dip.

Gluten Free Ranch Crackers with Parmesan and Dill. Easy and ADDICITIVE! Lightly spicy seasoned crackers. No mix required! Recipe at | @wellplated

Be warned: “one or two” ranch crackers will not be an option. “A small handful” probably won’t be either.

We are in zesty, toasty, habit-forming territory, in which you are likely to wonder why every cracker on the planet isn’t a ranch cracker.

Parmesan Dill Ranch Crackers. Gluten free! Quick and easy recipe with garlic powder, canola or olive oil, and cayenne for an optional spicy twist. Recipe uses everyday spices so you don’t need a mix! Recipe at | @wellplated

You can leave your stick of butter and store-bought ranch seasoning packet behind.

These easy seasoned crackers use a moderate amount of canola oil (you can swap extra-light extra-virgin olive oil if you prefer) and a blend of basic spices you likely already have in your cabinet.

If you’d like to make spicy ranch crackers, I’ve also included an optional pinch of cayenne.

While I loved both the regular and spicy versions of the ranch crackers, if I could only have one in my lunchbox, I’d pick the spicy.

I’m a sucker for that kick at the very end. It never fails to lure me back for one four more.

How to Store These Crackers

  • To Store. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

More Delicious Snack Recipes

Ranch Crackers

4.50 from 2 votes
Parmesan Ranch Crackers. Easy, addictive recipe made with canola oil, dill, garlic, and everyday spices. A quick, delicious party appetizer or snack.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Servings: 50 crackers, approx.



  • Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • In the bottom of a large bowl, combine the canola oil, Parmesan, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  • Add the crackers and gently toss to coat. Spread the crackers on the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 6 minutes, then remove the pan, gently toss the crackers, and return them to the oven. Continue baking until the crackers are lightly toasted, about 4 to 5 additional minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet prior to serving.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1(of 5), about 10 crackersCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 390mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g

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Erin Clarke

Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. My daughter recently started eating gluten free and I’m always looking for new snacks for her. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a very interesting idea, whether or not it’s gluten free.  I never tasted any thing ‘ranch’ flavored until I was an adult.  I like it, but am not crazy about it.  As a matter of fact, the last box of crackers we bought were ranch-flavored wheat thin-type crackers, which I’m not caring for much.  I’m sure your version is far better, and would definitely choose it if we decide we want more ranch crackers.