12 Irresistible Recipes With Saltines You'll Make Again and Again

Saltine Toffee Cookies on a white plate
Photo: Lena's Nova Scotia

These crave-worthy recipes share an affordable, savory, and convenient secret ingredient that you probably already have on hand: saltine crackers! Whether you're looking for dinner inspiration or dessert ideas, you've come to the right place — the pantry staple is way more versatile than you think. You'll find sweet and savory treats, crowd-pleasing appetizers and side dishes, and wonderfully salty main dishes in this collection of our best recipes with saltines.

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Ranch Mix Saltine Crackers

Ranch Mix Saltine Crackers
LovestoHost

If you like ranch (who doesn't?!), you'll absolutely love these 3-ingredient saltine crackers seasoned with a package of ranch dressing mix.

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Saltine Toffee Cookies

Saltine Toffee Cookies on a white plate
Lena's Nova Scotia

These 5-ingredient cookies make the perfect edible holiday gift. The Allrecipes community obviously can't get enough of this top-rated recipe — it has more than 1,000 rave reviews!

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Saltine Cracker Pudding

Saltine Cracker Pudding
Aunt E

Here's a quick dessert to make with just six ingredients you probably already have on hand. Saltine crumbs and coconut flakes give this pudding fantastic texture.

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Saltine Cracker Pie Crust

Saltine Cracker Pie Crust
Tricia Royals

You're probably familiar with graham cracker pie crusts, but have you ever tried a saltine pie crust? If not, it's time to remedy that ASAP. This simple recipe is wonderfully sweet and savory.

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Cracker Pizzas

Cracker Pizzas
Christina

This kid-friendly snack couldn't be easier to assemble: Just top saltine crackers with tomato paste, mozzarella, and your favorite pizza toppings. Melt the cheese quickly under the broiler and enjoy!

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Best Fried Walleye

Best Fried Walleye
KGora

This 45-minute walleye is breaded in a saltine cracker crust and deep-fried until crispy. "It's light and clean-tasting because there's no sense in masking the naturally delicious flavor of such an awesome Canadian delicacy," says recipe creator clarkie24.

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Alabama Fire Crackers

Alabama Fire Crackers
lutzflcat

Saltine crackers are seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, ranch dressing mix, and crushed red pepper flakes. Serve these with soup, chili, or with cheese.

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Cheesy Squash and Zucchini Casserole

summer squash gratin with bread crumb topping on white plate
Melissa Goff

Pantry staples, such as baking mix and saltine crackers, make this holiday side dish a breeze to make. Use Bisquick or throw together our homemade substitute.

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Delightful Strawberry Dessert

Delightful Strawberry Dessert
Mrs.Humphreed

This fruity treat is an "unusual but tasty blend of meringue, strawberries, coconut, pecans and saltine crackers," according to recipe creator Linda.

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Old-Fashioned Cracker Dressing

Old-Fashioned Cracker Dressing on a white plate
Chef John

You can't go wrong with a classic. Need proof? Just try this old-fashioned dressing made with saltine crackers, celery, onions, and herbs. Chef John calls it "simple and satisfying."

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Oven-Baked Cheese Crackers

Oven-Baked Cheese Crackers
Madison

This savory, 2-ingredient snack is easy enough for kids to make. Just top saltine crackers with American cheese squares and bake until these cheese is warm and gooey.

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Cracker Pork Chops

Cracker Pork Chops
Ethan B

These simple pork chops, which are thickly coated in saltine cracker crumbs, can easily be pan-fried or deep-fried. They're "crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside," according to reviewer JINKIESSCOOBY.

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