These homemade crackers are made from pie crust and topped with loads of savory cheddar cheese and zesty ranch seasoning! They are baked to perfection and make a perfect snack!
As much as I love having every variety of store bought cheese crackers on hand at all times, you can’t beat a good ol’ homemade cracker. Well, kind of homemade. I cheated slightly by using store-bought pie crust. 😇 Ain’t nobody got time to make a pie crust from scratch. (Actually, lots of people do, and I probably could have, but I didn’t uh, want to.
It just so happens that I have absolutely no patience and burnt the living heck out of my tongue because I couldn’t wait for these things to cool down. It seemed like it took one million years for them to cool the heck down. There. You’ve been warned. Put your patience pants on and don’t burn your tongue. Don’t be like me! You are better than that!
I did end up buying a long pizza cutter for these though, because I know I’ll make them again and it makes it so much easier to cut these suckers up quickly. We’ve already established that I have no patience, sooo.
Can I use different cheeses in homemade crackers?
You can use so many kinds of cheeses in homemade crackers, or a combination of multiple. Cheddar jack, white cheddar, and sharp cheddar are all great options.
👉The cayenne seasoning in this recipe is optional but I love the kick that it adds, although kids may not appreciate it as much as I do, so use with caution.
Making crackers with leftover pie scraps:
Making crackers with leftover pie crust scraps is an easy way to avoid wasting perfectly delicious pie crust and can definitely come in handy during the holidays!
You might also like these:
- Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball
- Twice Baked Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
- Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites
- Lemon Pepper Wings
Homemade Cheddar Ranch Crackers
- 9 oz. packaged Pie Crust
- 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 Tablespoons ranch seasoning
- 1 teaspoon cayenne, optional
- Salt/Pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the pie crust onto a lightly greased cooking sheet. Top with grated cheese and sprinkle with ranch, cayenne, and desired amounts of salt and pepper. Press the cheese and seasonings down onto the crust until firm.
- Use a sharp knife to create horizontal and vertical lines, about an inch apart, to form squares. No need to pull the squares apart yet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, let it sit until cool enough to handle, then go over the lines again with a knife or long pizza cutter and pull the squares apart, discarding the round sides of the crust if desired.
- Arrange the squares so that there is a little space between each one so that they crisp up in the oven. Bake for 5-8 more minutes, until crisp. Let cool, and serve!