Simple Italian Dill Snacks

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These simple Italian Dill Snack Crackers are delicious, spicy, crunchy, anytime little nibbles ideal for power snackers. Anytime goldfish, oyster crackers, fresh dill, and Italian flavors are mixed together you get a delicious flavor explosion. Everyone needs a little savory, crunchy, golden comfort goodness, especially around the holidays.

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SNACKING OPTIONS

Options are endless with these snack bites. Enjoy these Italian Dill Snack Crackers as a salad topper instead of croutons, top them with your favorite soup, or substitute for super calorie-laden nuts and popcorn.

Include them in your holiday gift baskets, game-time snacks, lunch box goodies, party nibbles. Make this beautiful, comforting, savory, easy-do snack for any occasion, any time of the year!

MORE SNACK GOODIES

I don’t know about you but my family members are big snackers, especially around the holidays. I try to have a few different, budget-friendly, savory snacks on hand when everyone’s home. Below are easy-do ahead recipes my people love.

italian pretzels from simple zesty mini pretzel recipe

There are so many flavor options for these semi-homemade snacks. You can use Everything but the Bagel seasoning instead of packaged Italian Dressing. These Simple Spicy Everything Mini Saltine Crackers are so yummy!!

Make these “Mexican” by using Spicy Ranch Dressing and adding cheddar crackers to the mix. Easy Fiesta Cheddar Snack Crackers

Instead of using Oyster Crackers and Goldfish try pretzels!! I used salt-free pretzels in this recipe, Simple Zesty Mini Pretzels. Gluten-free pretzels would be a great option as well…personally…I can’t tell a difference between gluten-free and regular.

snack cracker ingredients with labels

EASY BUDGET FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS

  • oyster crackers
  • Parmesan Goldfish Crackers
  • prepared dry Italian Dressing seasonings
  • red chili pepper flakes
  • garlic powder
  • fresh dill or dried (Note: if using dried dill, use about 1/2 the amount and sprinkle on after cooking)
  • olive oil (you can also use vegetable or canola oil)

QUICK HOW TO STEPS

  • STEP ONE – mix seasonings, fresh dill, and olive oil together, make sure all the seasonings are mixed and not clumpy
  • STEP TWO – place oyster crackers and goldfish in a big bowl, mix up. Pour oil-seasoning mix over crackers, gently stir thoroughly (about 10 minutes) until crackers are evenly covered.
collage step 1 & 2 of mixing the italian snack crackers
  • STEP THREE – place oil-cracker mix in a gallon size zip lock bag or large container with a lid that seals
  • STEP FOUR – let “marinate” for a couple of hours, flipping the sack every 20-30 mins or so
nmarinated italian garlic dill snack crackers in a gallon ziplock bag
  • STEP FIVE – preheat oven to 215 degrees
  • STEP SIX – place mixture on a large cookie sheet, roasting pan, or a deep cast iron skillet
  • STEP SEVEN – cook for about an hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  • STEP EIGHT – let them cool and then serve or store them in plastic bags or covered container. Enjoy!!!
cooked italian garlic dill snack crackers in a cast iron skillet

CRACKER SUBSTITUTES

If you’re not into mini crackers you could also use:

  • pretzels
  • regular size saltine crackers, 4 sleeves fit perfectly in the gallon ziplock bag
  • mixed nuts
  • mini wheat crackers
  • chickpeas…these two recipes are super good Airfryer or oven methods…Crunchy Curry Chickpeas and Spicy Jalapeno Chickpeas
  • gluten-free crackers or pretzels
side view close up of golden goldfish and oyster crackers

HELPFUL HINTS

Instead of baking and stirring for an hour…let them set in the ziplock bag overnight. You will need to turn the bag over about every hour or so to ensure the least amount of oil sediment. You could also do smaller portions in the Air Fryer…they’re really great this way!

You can easily skip mixing these mini crackers in a bowl and go directly to the plastic ziplock gallon bag step.

Store these Italian Dill Snack Crackers in an airtight container for weeks. In my opinion, the longer they set the better they taste. But remember to gently shake the storage container before serving. (Note: Snip a little more dill on after cooking)

close up overhead of golden italian oyster goldfish crackers with extra dill

MORE DELICIOUS APPETIZERS

The appetizers listed below are easy and fast to put together and super yummy, budget-friendly, hardier goodies perfect for smaller gatherings!!

Spicy Rotel Queso Dip with Sausage…my family’s handsdown favorite!

Spicy “Krab” wontons with Sweet Mustard Sauce…easy baked goodness!

Easy Do Everything Pinwheels with Lox…low carb and yummy!

Homemade Tomato Brushetta…easy, yummy, low carb, and healthy!

Mexirolls…Weight Watcher friendly and perfect for the Airfryer!

HELPFUL KITCHEN GADGETS👇👇

Italian Garlic Dill Oyster Crackers

These simple Italian Garlic Dill Snack Crackers are delicious, spicy, crunchy, anytime little nibbles ideal for power snackers. Toasty golden and full of savory flavor…easy and fast to throw together.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword barbecue, budget friendly, holidays, snacks, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 100kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 1 bag oyster crackers
  • 1 bag parmesan Goldfish
  • 1 pack dry mix Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 tbsp red chili pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup fresh snipped dill or dried (2 tbsp) (Note: if using dried dill, use about 2 tbsp and sprinkle on after cooking)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil

Instructions

  • STEP ONE – mix seasonings, fresh dill, and olive oil together, make sure all the seasonings are mixed and not clumpy
  • STEP TWO – place oyster crackers and goldfish in a big bowl, mix up. Pour oil-seasoning mix over crackers, gently stir thoroughly (about 10 minutes) until crackers are evenly covered.
  • STEP THREE – place oil-cracker mix in a gallon size zip lock bag or large container with a lid that seals
  • STEP FOUR – let "marinade" for a couple of hours, flipping the sack every 20-30 mins or so
  • STEP FIVE – preheat oven to 215 degrees
  • STEP SIX – place mixture on a large cookie sheet, roasting pan, or a deep cast iron skillet
  • STEP SEVEN – cook for about an hour stirring every 15 minutes.
  • STEP EIGHT – let them cool and then serve or store them in plastic bags or covered container. Enjoy!!!

Notes

Instead of baking and stirring for an hour…let them set in the ziplock bag overnight. You will need to turn the bag over about every hour or so to ensure the least amount of oil sediment. You could also do smaller portions in the Air Fryer…they’re really great this way!
You can easily skip mixing these mini crackers in a bowl and go directly to the plastic ziplock gallon bag step.
Store these goodies in an airtight container for weeks. In my opinion, the longer they set the better they taste. But remember to gently shake the storage container before serving.

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