These seasoned ranch pretzels are simple to prepare and make a perfect appetizer or snack. Serve these at your next football party for an easy snack that everyone will love!
Football season is here and to me that only means one thing. Food! Ok, and maybe some football thrown in there too. But let’s be honest, one of the main things people love about football (besides the sport itself) is the food that comes along with it. I can definitely agree with that statement, considering I only focus solely on the food when it comes to any football related party.
After making my buffalo chicken dip, I wanted to come up with another fun recipe that would be great for football season or just to eat in general. One thing that instantly came to my mind was pretzels, they’re the perfect little poppable snack!
But be warned that this recipe makes a lot of pretzels, not that it’s such a bad thing if you’re making them for a party. But if you’re like me and making them for you and one other person, well it’s not such a good thing. I shared about half of them with my sister and then hoarded the rest all to myself. Okay and maybe my husband too.
The weird thing with these ranch pretzels is that they start to mysteriously disappear. Weird, right? They may disappear even faster at your next football party. Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself!
This ranch pretzel recipe is about as easy as it gets! Here’s what you’ll need to make this appetizer:
- Hard pretzels: Any shape will do.
- Oil: Use a neutral oil, like vegetable or canola.
- Ranch salad dressing mix: You need to buy the packet of dried seasoning, not the pre-made dressing in a bottle.
- Garlic powder and dill weed: Amps up the flavor of these ranch seasoned pretzels.
How to Make Ranch Pretzels
To make the seasoned pretzels, simply stir the ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, transfer the coated pretzels to two parchment paper-lined baking trays.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let the ranch pretzels cool completely before eating.
These pretzels will keep in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature.
- To make these pretzels gluten-free, use gluten-free pretzels. Also double check that your ranch dressing mix is gluten-free.
- If there is any oil remaining in the bowl after transferring the pretzels to the baking sheets, simply pour it over the pretzels and stir them around to coat well.
- I recommend using a neutral oil (like canola or vegetable) so that it doesn’t compete with the ranch flavor.
More Game Day Recipes to Try!
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Honey Almond Snack Mix
- Mini Cheese Balls
- Pizza Pinwheels
- Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 (16-ounce) bag hard pretzels (whatever kind you prefer)
- 3/4 cup (180 ml) oil
- 1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- Preheat the oven to 200ºF. Prepare two baking sheets (this makes a lot, so you will need two!).
- Place pretzels in a large bowl or gallon size bag.
- Whisk the oil, ranch seasoning mix, garlic powder, and dill weed together in a separate bowl.
- Pour mixture over the pretzels and stir (if using a bowl) or shake (if using a bag) well until all of the pretzels are evenly coated.
- Pour pretzels out onto prepared baking sheets. If there is any oil remaining in the bowl/bag simply pour it over the pretzels on the baking sheet and stir them around to coat well.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet.
- Serve and enjoy!
Adapted from Taste of Home.
Football is definitely about the food! My husband is a die-hard sports fan, so these would be perfect to snack on! And I agree with you, I just keep shoveling pretzels into my mouth whenever I’m around them, especially seasoned ones! I don’t buy them too often, so maybe thats why, too. These pretzels look so tasty, Danielle! I love how easy they are to throw together and that it lasts for a while. Perfect for my foot-ball loving husband and I! Pinned!
Football is definitely all about the food! Thanks so much for pinning Gayle, hope you enjoy them 🙂
Everyone seems to love pretzels and ranch seasoning, so I can imagine that these would be a hit at our next get together. I love how you added dill and garlic powder to boost the flavor:) Pinned to make for Sunday Football. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe, Danielle!
Ranch and pretzels are seriously good, especially together! Hope you enjoy the recipe, Heather 🙂
Ranch on pretzels? Mmm…I could eat quite a few handfuls of these during movie time. 🙂
Have an amazing day!
They’re addicting Melanie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Who can say no to these gorgeous little things… I love pretzels and these seasoned pretzels looks so delicious!! Love them… Ymmmmm!
Seasoned pretzels are my favorite snack in the universe! These look dangerously addicting. Love how coated and crispy they look and your photos are absolutely gorgeous, girl! Pinned. 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! It was hard to get the seasoning to show in the picture! Thanks for pinning too 🙂
Well you know me and ranch, I basically want to dip everything in it! I can barely enjoy pizza anymore without creamy ranch on the side. This pretzels sound delicious!
Oh my gosh, me too Natalie. Pizza isn’t complete without a side of ranch!
Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I would seriously not be able to stop snacking on these until that entire bowl is gone! Love the ranch! Gorgeous photos too girl!
It was hard not to keep snacking on them! Thanks so much, Kelly!
Oooooo Danielle, these are awesome. What’s not to love about this, fabulous.
I love me some pretzels! I too, have a problem with eating the whole bag. The flavor of these sounds amazing! I’ve been known to dunk my pretzels in ranch but with this recipe I wouldn’t even have to, I am so making these!
Pretzels in ranch sound amazing! These are pretty much like that, minus the dipping haha 😉
These look amazing, I love pretzels!
I’ve never made anything like this before but this is definitely a great snack for any time of the year! Yum. 🙂
They definitely are, Tina!
Pretzels flavored with ranch seasoning are one of my weaknesses. I buy the packaged ones at the store, but these must taste so much better!
I haven’t tried the store bought kind before, but I’d bet they are pretty similar to these!
It’s Saturday night and I need a salty snack. Done! Thanks, Danielle! This looks fantastic.
I think I would hoard these all to myself too! I love easy snacks that don’t take long to make and I also love pretzels! Ranch seasoning + pretzels is such a great idea! Making these for the next football game 🙂
It was hard not to hard them all to myself 😉 hope you enjoy them!
Omg! I don’t think I could be trusted around these. They look addictive.
Thanks, Dannii they definitely are!
Yum! Those pretzels look like the perfect party snack. I love pretzels and can’t wait to give these a try 🙂
Hope you enjoy them Ashley!
I love pretzels with ranch dressing and will be trying your version soon! I’ve been planning to make that buffalo dip for 2 weeks now. I recently got the same hot sauce from Costco and tested a similar dip on a demo there, but your post reminded me to go ahead and meme it 🙂 Recently discovered your blog and I love it!
Hope you enjoy the recipes, Mira! So glad you found my blog, thanks for stopping by 🙂
I think pretzels just have some kind of addictive quality because it was hard to stay away from these. Thanks so much Mary Frances!
My husband is ALL about the snack food when he watches games, but I usually make dips or something heavy. I love that this is a nice crunchy snack but isn’t super cheesy and heavy. Such a great idea!
Thanks, Annie! I usually make dips too, but ended up loving these 🙂
Awesome recipe! I am crazy for pretzels and they are a perfect football snack. I happy for anything I can dip and crunch on 😀 Pinning
Thanks, Cindy! Thanks for pinning too 🙂
These are SO easy and look so so delicious – such an easy and yummy snack. I love pretzels 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks Rachel and thanks for the pin 🙂
GAME FOOOOD! My favorite. I love pretzels and homemade are the best kind 🙂
Yup, an open bag of pretzels is not safe around me! Obviously I need these seasoned ones in my life ASAP. I may even sit and watch a football game this weekend if it means I can munch on these! Pinning!
These definitely make football a little more bearable, Alyssa 😉 Thanks for the pin.
Whaaat??! No yeast? YES! Finally a pretzel recipe that I WILL MAKE!! Yum yum yum. Pretzels are my favourite movie night snack!
I can definitely see myself polishing off a bowl of these pretzel bites Danielle, they look incredible and delicious!
Hi! What kind of oil do you use? Any specific that works best?
I typically use canola or vegetable oil.
took these to our “ladies weekend at the beach”. They sat for a while, untouched, but once ONE person found them…. people were carrying the bag around wherever we went.
I did toast them a touch longer in the oven.
I also noticed they taste better the longer you can serve them.
They were appreciated by the hostess as well.