From salty-sweet snacks and dreamy pies to savory meatballs and tender crab cakes, these recipes with saltine crackers are as versatile as they are delish!
So if you have a box tucked away in your pantry, pull it out and put it to good use!
Saltines are the kind of thing we all have on hand because they’re affordable and great for upset tummies.
But instead of just munching on them dry, why not try one (or two!) of these recipes with saltine crackers?
They’re sure to please the whole family.
20+ Sweet and Savory Recipes Using Saltine Crackers
1. Saltine Toffee
Also known as “toffee crackers,” “redneck toffee,” and “salty toffee,” this insanely simple recipe is always a hit.
It’s a rich and decadent chocolate and toffee dessert that’s impossible not to love.
You’ll cover saltine crackers in a homemade toffee mixture, then bake them for about five minutes.
Once they’re perfectly caramelized, you’ll cover them in dreamy melted chocolate.
Finally, let them sit for a couple of hours and enjoy!
If you’d like, you can jazz them up with nuts, sea salt, pretzels, and other toppings. With or without toppings, though, they’re divine.
2. Alabama Fire Crackers
In the mood for something savory instead of sweet? Then you might prefer these awesome Alabama fire crackers.
One look at the ingredient list, and you’ll see that these are just saltines covered in a mix of spices.
But while it sounds simple, the flavor is anything but!
Between the pepper, Ranch dressing mix, garlic and onion powders, and red pepper flakes, these are dangerously addictive.
They’re crunchy, spicy, and super flavorful. They make excellent snacks or appetizers.
3. North Carolina Lemon Pie
Saltines in lemon pie?! That doesn’t sound right, does it?
But bakers all over North Carolina would argue with you on that. They use them to make one of the most buttery and crumbly pie crusts you’ll ever try.
So, if you like bright, zingy desserts with melt-in-your-mouth crusts, this should be right up your alley.
4. Oma’s Soda Cracker Dessert
Looking for something light, tangy, and refreshing? This tropical treat should fit the bill.
It’s a cool, creamy dessert with plenty of pineapple and vanilla flavors. And it all starts with just five ingredients.
If you want something lightning-fast to help you cool down in the summer, this is it.
5. No-Bake Chocolate Silk Pie
Here’s another scrumptious pie with a saltine cracker crust. It’s silky smooth and full of decadent chocolate.
Every bite packs a wallop of chocolate flavor. And the texture is so velvety soft that it practically melts on your tongue.
You won’t find many people who wouldn’t ask for a second piece of this one.
6. Easiest Peach Pie Ever
I like any recipe with ‘easy’ or ‘easiest’ in the title. And this six-ingredient peach pie certainly lives up to its name.
It has a light, crunchy crust and plenty of fabulous, juicy peaches.
Add a little whipped cream and maybe some cinnamon on top, and it’s the ideal summer dessert.
7. Old Fashioned Caramel Crackers
You won’t believe how effortless this sweet and sticky treat is to make.
It’s a crunchy, vanilla-flavored snack similar to Fiddle Faddle. (There’s no popcorn in this mix, though.)
Instead, you’ll combine various crackers and cocktail peanuts. Mix them in the sweet, gooey coating and bake until they’re hard, like peanut brittle.
Break them apart, and serve them at your next get-together. Trust me, your guests will devour these in no time.
8. Churro Saltine Cracker Toffee
These are a crunchier, more Americanized version of churros. But they’re just as sweet and overflowing with cinnamon-sugar flavor.
However, instead of round and twisty, these are flat and square. They may look funny, but no one will deny they’re delicious.
9. Maple Bacon Crack
Let’s be honest: nothing is better than bacon. It goes well with basically everything and is always delicious. So, it’s the perfect food.
But this recipe does the impossible – it makes bacon even more perfect.
How you ask? By caramelizing it with maple syrup and brown sugar, of course! Oh, and giving it a crunchy saltine cracker base.
Oh yes, these are just as heavenly as they sound.
10. Homemade Meatballs
These juicy, succulent meatballs are some of the tastiest you’ll ever make.
Better yet, you can whip up three dozen in about 30 minutes with fewer than ten ingredients.
It’s hard to argue with that kind of yummy simplicity.
11. Mom’s Classic Meatloaf
Sorry, but if you don’t use saltines in your meatloaf, you’re doing it wrong.
They help the ingredients come together so much better than breadcrumbs, and they bring a ton of moisture and yummy flavor to boot.
So if your regular meatloaf recipe isn’t cutting it, give this one a shot.
Or try adding saltines to your usual recipe. You won’t be disappointed either way.
12. Pizza Crackers
In the mood for pizza but don’t want to wait? Try these four-ingredient pizza crackers instead.
They have all the cheese and tomato flavors of authentic pizza. But they take just 15 minutes to make!
*Note: You can use either saltines or Ritz crackers for the base. Either option works well.
13. Easy Corn Casserole
I’ve been eating corn casserole my entire life, and it never gets old. That said, I think I just found my new favorite recipe.
It’s effortless to make and calls for just six ingredients! Additionally, it’s creamy and decadent with tons of butter and sweet corn.
So if you need a new recipe, give it a whirl. Everyone will thank you for it!
14. Best Hamburger Patty Recipe
These juicy, 30-minute burgers are thick and perfectly seasoned.
The saltines help hold them together, while the Worcestershire sauce adds a kick of savory flavor.
Top them with bacon, cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes, or fried eggs! They’ll taste fantastic no matter what you choose.
15. Paula Deen’s Cornbread Dressing
Stovetop stuffing is good stuff. But why buy that when you can make homemade cornbread dressing just as quickly?
It takes about 20 minutes to pull this together, and it’s fluffy, full of herbs and seasonings, and smells as good as it tastes.
I add more sage than the recipe requires, but I love sagey dressings. So stick with the recipe at first, then adjust to taste.
That’s the best part about making it from scratch, though, right? You can tweak the recipe however you like and make it your own.
16. Maryland Crab Cakes
These hearty crab cakes are umami-packed and delightfully savory.
The Dijon mustard and lemon juice add a bit of brightness. But for the most part, they’re robust and earthy.
They’re also borderline addictive.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be in Maryland to get good crab cakes. You just need to know how to follow this recipe.
17. Chicken Tenders
Using saltines instead of breadcrumbs is genius. And while crackers may not be the most carb-friendly option, they do a great job.
These chicken tenders are ridiculously crispy on the outside with tender, juicy white meat inside.
I won’t say they’re perfect, but I will say they’re hella good.
18. Baked Mac and Cheese
Creamy and cheesy with a crunchy cracker crumb topping, this baked mac and cheese is warm, comforting, and too good to pass up.
It’s the kind of rich, decadent dish your grandma used to make. Only this one’s even better because you’ll make it with three types of cheese.
It’s the creamiest, the cheesiest, and the most comforting comfort food ever. Seriously, don’t miss out on this one.
19. Italian Meatball Subs
I adore meatballs so much that I always make them in bulk. That way, I have them on hand for when the craving hits.
And let me tell you: I crave this meatball sub all the time! It’s a saucy, hearty dinner option the whole family will love.
And hey, you can never have too many recipes for homemade meatballs, right?
20. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs
If you prefer sweet and tangy meatballs, these honey buffalo bites might be the ones for you.
They feature a sweet, sticky sauce with plenty of heat.
You’ll need over two hours to cook them. Fortunately, that’s done in the slow cooker, so the hands-on work is minimal.
21. Breaded Pork Cutlets
Like the chicken tenders above, these cutlets have the crispiest coating possible.
They’re crisp and crackly with juicy meat inside. Seriously, the textural sensation is phenomenal.
These may only require four ingredients, but they’re utterly divine.
They prove that the best meals don’t have to be fancy or hard to prepare.
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