These Ritz Cracker recipes are just like the snacks themselves – tasty, adaptable, and very hard to stop eating.
Don’t believe me? Try not to have a second helping of Ritz Cracker toffee or Ritz apple pie. It can’t be done!
Just reading these 20 delicious recipes will have your mouth watering.
There are peanut butter cookies, shortbread, thin mints, and even cheesecake.
There are quite a few savory options, too. When you’re craving comfort food, reach for a Ritz Cracker macaroni cheese, meatloaf, or tuna noodle casserole.
Need something simple but satisfying for guests? Go for elegant Ritz Cracker canapes or a chunky, fiery jalapeno Ritz Cracker dip.
If you’re not a fan of store-bought Ritz? Don’t worry. There’s even a recipe on how to make your own Ritz crackers with a simple dough.
Now there’s no excuse not to try these delicious recipes. Let’s go crazy for crackers!
1. Homemade Ritz Crackers
If you’re the type of cook who loves making homemade versions of your favorite treats, you’ll love this copycat Ritz recipe.
Made with pantry staples, they’re just as buttery, salty, and crumbly as the real deal.
And they’re so easy to make! I’ll bet you have all the ingredients on hand right now – butter, flour, sugar, salt.
Simply mix together a thick dough, roll it out, and cut into cracker circles.
Give it just 10 minutes in the oven, and you’ll have a tray of your very own DIY Ritz.
2. Ritz Cracker Toffee
Nothing says Christmas like toffee, right?
This crunchy sweet and salty bark is perfect for the holidays.
It’s made from crushed Ritz crackers, pecans, and lots of dark, rich chocolate.
It’s decadent, it’s delicious, and it’s too good to share with Santa.
3. Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
Ritz Crackers do a lot of work in this hearty copycat recipe for a Cracker Barrel-style meatloaf.
Say goodbye to the dried-up, dreary meatloaf you remember from childhood.
Adding crushed crackers to the mix makes this dish delightfully moist and flavorful.
It’s made with ground beef, crackers, onion, bell pepper, and cheese. Simply stir everything together, top with a sweet and sticky glaze, and bake.
This is a simple mid-week meal that’s unfussy yet very satisfying.
4. Broccoli Cheese Casserole
This cozy casserole is a classic winter warmer.
It’s loaded with melted cheese, tender broccoli, and creamy sauce.
Crushed Ritz Crackers provide a crumbly, buttery topping with plenty of crunch to balance the gooey filling.
I’d happily eat this comforting casserole straight from the dish with a spoon.
If you’re classier than me, however, serve it with roasted chicken or keep things vegetarian by adding wild rice or a fresh green salad.
5. Ritz Cracker Canapes
You won’t need fancy ingredients for delicious, party-pleasing appetizers.
This recipe gives you four different options for tasty canapes featuring Ritz Crackers.
From sweet to savory, there are a lot of choices here.
Try something sweet with a chocolatey Nutella topping, or turn your crackers into mini-strawberry cheesecakes.
Want something more savory? Keep it classy with smoked salmon and cream cheese or fire things up with spicy jalapeno.
6. Ritz Cracker Chicken
Buttery, crunchy, and salty, I could eat this chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Tender chicken breasts are rolled in a crunchy cracker crumb and baked until browned.
This must-try meal tastes just like fried chicken – without the greasy aftertaste, unhealthy oils, and lingering post-meal guilt.
7. Ritz Cracker Macaroni and Cheese
Everyone loves a big pot of creamy, silky macaroni cheese. It’s everything classic comfort food should be – gooey, buttery, rich, and filling.
This recipe takes things up a notch by adding a crumbled Ritz Cracker topping.
Take a bite of this incredible casserole and enjoy melted cheese, tender pasta, and crispy salty crackers – all in a single spoonful!
8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies
If you love your family, you’ll have to make them these cookies.
Ritz Crackers are glued together with peanut butter, making a sweet and savory sandwich that’s coated with a chocolate shell.
I can’t guarantee that these no-bake treats will stop the kids from fighting or make everyone do their chores.
I can guarantee that you’ll be too busy scoffing cookies to care.
9. Pizza Crackers
These fun mini-pizzas make a great snack, appetizer, or light lunch.
They’re made with just 4 ingredients and take around 10 minutes from prep to plate.
Simply top Ritz crackers with tomato sauce and cheese, and broil until melted. You’ll make these easy bites again and again.
The best thing about this recipe is its versatility. It’s so easy to make it your own with your favorite toppings.
Try ham and pineapple, mushroom and bacon, or spice it up by adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
10. Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle
Ritz Crackers are known for their salty, savory taste, but this recipe proves that they can hold their own as a dessert.
This dreamy sundae is bursting with bright berries, layered with vanilla pudding and crushed Ritz Crackers.
There’s a little bit of everything in just one bite – juicy fruit, creamy puree, and a crunchy crumb.
11. Jalapeno Ritz Cracker Dip
Packed with three different types of cheese, this dip is a dairy-lovers delight.
It’s just the right mix of creamy and spicy, with some fiery jalapenos blended in alongside the buttery goodness.
Crumble some Ritz Crackers over the top and you’ll have a dip made in heaven (aka your own kitchen).
12. Scalloped Corn Casserole
This traditional recipe is welcome at any table. Thanksgiving, family parties, midweek meals – this corn casserole is a hit on any occasion.
And it’s not hard to see why. Sweet, tender corn is baked in a creamy sauce and topped with a crunchy cracker crust.
Served straight from the oven, this bubbling beauty will disappear fast.
13. Ritz Mock Apple Pie
Ok, so it took me a while to wrap my head around this one. How can you make apple pie, without any apples?
By mixing Ritz Crackers, brown sugar, and butter together and piling it into a pie crust. Seriously, it’s that simple.
This is an ‘apple’ pie that’s basically all crumbly topping. So if that’s always been your favorite part of the traditional dessert, you’re in luck.
Forget the fruit and bake up salty, sweet, crumbly goodness!
14. Mini-Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches
If you love Ritz Crackers (especially the cheesy kind) but you’re dedicated to your diet, I have good news.
This amazing recipe shows you how to make keto-friendly crackers that taste just like Ritz but without the carbs.
And it’s really not as hard as you think! Just whip together a cheesy, almond flour dough, bake, and enjoy.
15. Pineapple Cheese Casserole
There are two types of people. Those who like their pineapple in savory dishes, and those who are wrong.
Just kidding! But seriously, this sweet and savory casserole will change your mind if you fall into the pineapple-hating camp.
It’s a unique blend of pineapple, cheddar cheese, and buttery crackers. I don’t know how it works, but it does. It really does.
16. Ritz Cracker Shortbread
Traditional shortbread is a very simple recipe, made with lots of flour.
This fun twist on the classic replaces the flour with Ritz Crackers, making a little bit of culinary magic.
Your diners won’t be able to spot the difference, but they’ll certainly taste it.
Using crackers makes these less intensely sweet than traditional shortbread, with a more salty, sweet flavor and buttery crunch.
17. Tuna Noodle Casserole
The smell of this casserole bubbling away in the oven will bring everyone to your kitchen – kids, partners, pets, possibly even neighbors.
There’s nothing more wonderful than a creamy mix of tuna, noodles, and cheese on cold nights.
This satisfying casserole will put a smile on your face and a warm glow in your belly.
18. Hashbrown Casserole
I love serving this crunchy, creamy casserole for brunch, especially on post-holiday weekends when you can’t be bothered to cook anymore.
It’s so simple, you don’t even need to think. Just dump the ingredients into a casserole dish, swirl, and bake.
Like magic, it’ll become a satisfying meal without you having to lift a finger.
19. Ritz Cracker Thin Mints
Ritz Cracker thin mints are what you make when Halloween is looming and you’re all out of ideas.
These tiny treats are perfect for kids’ parties and festive lunch boxes.
They’re made with just three ingredients – crackers, peppermint, and chocolate – and ready in a flash.
The hard part will be getting the kids to share before they’re all gone.
20. Ritz Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie treats are so last year. Now I’m all about the Ritz Krispie treats.
Why? Because replacing puffed rice with Ritz crackers gives this homemade candy more crunch and buttery, salty flavor.
So update your recipe book, because this treat deserves a makeover.
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