Recently, someone asked me, “What to Eat Ritz Cracker with?” Today, I am going to answer it. And the next biggest question for someone who loves to host tea parties or get-to-gathers is what to add to the menu. Trying different recipes is a good way to add something new to your menu for parties and gatherings.
As a host, we want to impress our guests with something new every time. Not just for parties but also when we are craving to have something delicious while reading or watching our favorite series we want to try something new. Ritz Cracker is a go-to snack to enjoy anytime. It is fun to try Ritz crackers with other ingredients like shredded chicken, sour cream, smoked salmon, strawberry pie, Worcestershire sauce, and some fresh herbs as well. It is easy to make some quick savory appetizers with them for your special occasions.
1. What to Eat Ritz Cracker with
I love RItz crackers for their salty and buttery flavor. Today I’m going to share some yummy and easy-to-make recipes that you can try for your next party or a bedtime snack. I hope you’ll become a big fan of Ritz crackers just like me.
1.1. Cracker Crumbs
Have you ever experienced a situation when you are frying something but you’re out of your bread crumbs stock? I’m sure many of us have gone through it and in moments like this Ritz crackers have always been my savior.
From now on don’t worry if you don’t have bread crumbs just crush Ritz crackers according to your need using a food processor or a zip lock bag and a rolling pin and your substitute for bread crumbs is ready.
You can also use a Ritz cracker to make the crust for your cheesecake or pie. All you need to do is combine them with melted butter and sometimes sugar as well. It is based on the ingredients required for your recipe. After mixing all you have to do is spread the cracker crumbs in your baking tin.
1.2. Pizza Bites
Kill your hunger for pizza with the Ritz cracker pizza bites. Ritz cracker is perfect for a crunchy base topped with veggies and cheese. Sounds yummy. Right!
Everyone loves to eat pizza but hates the time it takes to get delivered or make it at home. Ritz crackers are here to save you time. You don’t need flour, butter, yeast, or anything to make the base. They work as a ready base for your pizza bites.
All you have to do is spread pizza sauce on crackers and then top the crackers with shredded cheese and your favorite veggies. Cook them in a preheated microwave until it turns golden brown.
Try these super easy-to-make pizza bites and give them to your kids in their lunch boxes. It will be their new favorite appetizer.
1.3. Cucumber & Salmon
Now it’s time to share something to suit your taste buds and also good for your health. Ritz crackers, cucumbers, and smoked salmon are perfect to make healthy and tasty appetizers. It’s something you can serve as a tea-time snack.
Smoked salmon is a good option to add to your recipe. It gives you high-quality protein, vitamin D, vitamin B, and omega-3 fatty acids. The chances of cancer, heart disease, and cognitive decline will be lesser. However, it is preferred to have smoked salmon only twice a week due to its richness in sodium which is not good for high blood pressure patients.
To make this appetizer you need to lay crackers on your serving plate. Spread some cream cheese add a piece of cucumber top with smoked salmon and lastly, shower some herbs and spices
That’s it. A healthy recipe that tastes perfect with Ritz crackers is ready.
You can try this recipe when you are longing to have some chicken but short on time. It takes just a few minutes to make this mouth-watering dinner-time recipe.
The ingredients you require to get started are chicken breast, crushed Ritz crackers, butter and salt, black pepper, eggs, and seasonings.
Pat the rinsed chicken to remove excess moisture. Apply salt and black pepper on both sides of the chicken. In a bowl mix seasonings with crushed crackers and another bowl stir the eggs with the help of a fork or whisk.
The next step is to dip the seasoned chicken in eggs and then coat it in the crushed crumbs mixture. Now it is up to you to decide to fry, grill, roast, or bake. If you choose the last option then place it on a baking dish and add some chunks of butter on the sides. Prepare it in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Serve it with sides like mashed potatoes, salads, or mixed veggies chosen according to your liking.
1.5. Cheese & Bacon Dip
Having Ritz crackers with dips is my favorite appetizer on game days. Opening a box of crackers and dipping it in delicious dips can make your day.
All you need to do is combine the ingredients and bake it in the microwave. The list of savory ingredients here is cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, pepper, chilies, Monterey jack cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, and of course Ritz crackers.
In a bowl blend, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Monterey jack cheese. Add chilies and pepper and mix it well. Move the cream cheese mixture into the prepared baking dish. Add crushed Ritz crackers on top.
Heat it in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Take it out from the oven and add the crumbled bacon at the top. Your cheese dip is ready to dig in.
1.6. Cheese and Herb dip
Another healthy appetizer to enjoy with Ritz crackers is a mixture of cheese and herbs. Made with delicious ingredients is the best option for snacking. Enjoy it with Ritz crackers, veggies, or chips.
For this, we need fresh herbs, softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, green beans, fresh dill, minced garlic, fresh parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
In a mixing bowl fold softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until it becomes smooth. Add minced garlic, fresh parsley, and fresh dill, and blend until the herbs are distributed evenly. A pinch of salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.
Before serving, move the dip into a serving bowl and keep it in the fridge for at least half an hour so the flavors can blend perfectly.
You can use the dips as dressing as well. To turn the dips into dressing just add some milk or buttermilk until you reach your desired creamy texture.
Three ways to soften cream cheese: you can leave it on the countertop for 1 hour, leave the wrapped cream cheese block in a bowl of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes, and the last method just needs 1 minute to soften the cream cheese is to microwave it in a microwave safe plate but remember to keep an eye on it otherwise your cream cheese will start cooking.
1.7. Shrimps and Avocado
Shrimps are a great source of proteins and minerals. Its richness in antioxidants helps in protecting cells from damage. Shrimps contain omega-3 fatty acids which enhance your brain health. We all know seafood is famous for providing calcium and making our bones and teeth strong.
Avocado contains fibers that boost your digestion, improve blood pressure, help in managing a healthy weight, and prevent cancer. It has antioxidants to maintain good eyesight.
Ingredients for the appetizer are cooked shrimp, chili powder, mashed avocado, and Ritz crackers. Sprinkle chili powder on cooked shrimp and stir it well. Combine mashed avocado and cream cheese with the help of a fork in a separate bowl.
Now all is left to arrange the appetizer. Place the crackers on your serving plate, spread the mixture, and top with shrimp. It is ready to serve. Enjoy a healthy and perfect snack with your friends and family
1.8. Chocolate Sandwich
A meal is incomplete without a dessert. Even if we are full, we still have space to eat a dessert. Just like a meal ends with dessert I’m also ending my blog with something sweet.
Start with melting chocolate and butter in the oven or using a double boiling method. After this lay some Ritz crackers on a tray and top them with peanut butter, spread jam, and chopped fruits, apples, and strawberries according to your taste. You can also add some chocolate chips if you want. Then the next layer of crackers.
The next step is to dip your sandwiches in the melted chocolate. Drizzle some dark chocolate or white chocolate and add some sparkle to garnish it.
Leave the chocolate sandwiches aside so they can set.
Adding Ritz crackers to your cooking can uplift your appetizers, snacks, and even desserts. From easy-to-make pizza bites to healthier options like bacon, cucumber, and salmon, there’s a wide range of mouthwatering appetizers for you to explore.
I hope all these recipes will suit your taste and with these, you leave a good impression on your guests. Try them on your snack time, gaming nights, tea parties, special occasions, or whenever you are craving to have a delicious appetizer.
They are a perfect combo of healthy and tasty quick appetizers. You can make them ahead or right at the moment when you have an unexpected company. These recipes are easy to make. The quantity of ingredients depends on your requirements. Don’t you think there is almost nothing that you can’t enjoy with Ritz crackers?
If you have tried Ritz crackers differently feel free to share your recipes. I would be delighted to read your recipes and give them a try.
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