13 Ritz Cracker Appetizers You Should Try

Ritz Crackers are a hugely popular brand of snack crackers sold all over the world. Created in 1934 by Nabisco, these crackers are small and lightly salted. A neat fact for you, each cracker is approximately 46 millimeters in diameter and has seven perforations.

This snack is primarily eaten in between meals when we get hungry or on a buffet table with other snacks. However, what a lot of people fail to realize is that Ritz Crackers can also be used to make some of the best quick and easy appetizers.

In fact, if you find yourself in a rush to find an appetizer for your party, Ritz Crackers could be the solution.

Ritz Cracker Appetizers

Today, we’ll show you exactly what you can do with Ritz Crackers. In this post, we’ve listed 13 Ritz Cracker appetizers you need to try. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and tasty appetizer, you’re in the right place!

1. Ritz Crackers Wrapped In Bacon

The first Ritz Crackers appetizer on this list is a simple Ritz Cracker wrapped in bacon recipe. This appetizer is exactly what it says it is, it is Ritz Crackers wrapped in sweet and salty bacon. 

All you need to make this appetizer is bacon, cheese, brown sugar, and your Ritz Crackers. Simply wrap the bacon around each cracker, sprinkle some sugar, and top each cracker with cheese. All that’s left to do then is bake your crackers in a preheated oven.

2. Air Fryer Ritz Crackers And Bacon

If you have an air fryer, you can make a similar bacon and Ritz Cracker appetizer in minutes. All you have to do to make this appetizer is place a small piece of bacon on top of each cracker, add some brown sugar, and fry them in your air fryer for 5 minutes.

The best thing about using an air fryer to do this is that the bacon becomes much crispier. The crackers go much crispier too.

3. Cucumber Salmon Crackers

If you’re looking for something a bit more elegant and decadent, try this cucumber salmon crackers recipe instead. 

Despite the elegant appearance, this appetizer is actually very easy to make. All that’s required of you is to mix the cucumber and mascarpone with the smoked salmon. After that, simply place the mixture on a cracker.

This appetizer is creamy, fresh, light, and quite stunning. The edible flower on top of each cracker tops things off nicely.

4. Spicy Shrimp Crackers With Guacamole

Another fishy appetizer recipe that calls for Ritz Crackers is this spicy shrimp and guacamole appetizer. 

Perfect finger food, this cracker recipe combines savory, sweet, earthy, and spicy flavors perfectly to create an amazing taste sensation. This does require more effort than other recipes, but your hard work will be rewarded. 

The shrimp is coated in cayenne and paprika before being cooked. To offer a nice tang, lime is then added too. The main role of the cracker in this recipe is to keep everything together.

5. Ritz Cracker Sandwiches

This next recipe might take you back to your childhood. In fact, this Ritz Cracker sandwich recipe might just be the best recipe you can make for the younger ones at your party. 

Ritz Cracker sandwiches are small, bite-size sandwiches made out of Ritz Crackers. The crackers act as the bread, whilst the swiss cheese and ham act as the sandwich filling. 

If you’re making these sandwiches for adults, consider melting some butter before mixing it with Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. Smothering this over the crackers will offer a more intense flavor.

6. Brie And Jam Crackers

Brie and jam go beautifully together as it is, but when put together with the crunch of Ritz Crackers things get even better.

Sweet fruit jam complements the creamy flavor of the brie perfectly, making it much more enjoyable. Served on a buttery Ritz Cracker, you can enjoy all the flavors on offer without making a mess.

On top of that, the Ritz cracker will melt in your mouth.

7. Caprese Bites

As far as appearance and freshness go, these Caprese bites from Bitz & Giggles are very hard to beat. They look awesome, taste incredible, and take very little time to prepare. What’s not to like?

For this recipe, the Ritz Crackers are topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and balsamic sauce. This combination is sweet, savory, and creamy. 

To give the crackers a more elegant appearance, fresh basil is sprinkled on top.

8. Black Bean Corn Salsa

You can even make some fantastic Mexican-inspired appetizers using Ritz Crackers. This black bean corn salsa is one of our favorites. 

Vibrant, budget-friendly, and full of fresh flavors, this corn salsa recipe consists of homemade salsa, garnish, and a filling. The main filling is made from cucumbers and hummus, whilst the salsa is made from a handful of fresh and colorful ingredients.

Finally, cilantro leaves are used to garnish this sweet, fragrant, and spicy appetizer.

9. Jalapeno Popper Toppers

Jalapeno poppers always go down a treat but they take a lot of work and time to make. Luckily for us, this Ritz Cracker appetizer makes the whole process much easier.

These spicy snacks are made with just 4 ingredients. Those ingredients are cream cheese, Mexican cheese, Ritz Crackers, and jalapenos.

Once you have these ingredients all you have to do is mix the cheeses and put the mixture on top of your crackers. You can then add the jalapenos to the top of each cracker.

10. Strawberries And Cream Appetizer

If you’re looking for a sweet appetizer that will get the taste buds tingling, give these strawberries and cream crackers a try. 

This is another 4 ingredient appetizer that takes very little time to make. In fact, this could be the quickest recipe on our list. Delightfully sweet without being overpowering, this Ritz Cracker appetizer is topped with cream cheese, strawberry, and honey. 

The simplicity of this appetizer is what makes it so good. However, if you want to get a bit more impressive with it, dip the strawberries in chocolate first.

11. Pepperoni Bruschetta Bites

These pepperoni bruschetta bites are wonderfully simple but super exciting. Your guests will love how great these bites look and taste. Thanks to the garlicky flavors of the new Ritz Crackers, we can make an authentic-tasting bruschetta dish without bruschetta.

All you have to do to make this Italian-tasting appetizer is to top your crispy Ritz Crackers with pepperoni, mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, oregano, basil, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

The end result is a sweet, rich, creamy, and crispy appetizer with loads of flavor.

12. Tuna Salad Crackers

If you don’t want to serve the same old salad at your dinner party, consider making this tuna salad cracker appetizer instead. Putting a unique twist on a classic salad, this recipe uses a fresh tuna salad to top the Ritz Crackers.

We like to look at this recipe as the salad being sprinkled over the croutons for a change.

To make the creamy tuna salad, mix onion, tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, salt, pepper, and mustard powder in a bowl. 

13. Grilled Cheese Cracker Sandwich

If you’re running low on ingredients but have some leftover Ritz Crackers and cheese, you could always whip up some cheesy grilled cheese cracker sandwiches. 

Similar to the sandwich recipe we mentioned earlier, this recipe calls for the Ritz Crackers to be treated like bread. To make the grilled cheese, place a layer of cheese on top of one Ritz Cracker. Next, place another Ritz Cracker on top.

All you have to do then is grill the crackers until the cheese has melted.

Are any of the 26 Appetizers On Sticks recipes made with Ritz Crackers?

Yes, Ritz Crackers are a versatile ingredient often used in appetizers on sticks recipes. They provide a deliciously crunchy base to build upon, adding a savory dimension to various skewered delights. So, if you’re looking for appetizers on sticks to try, the 26 recipes featuring Ritz Crackers offer a delightful range of flavors and textures to satisfy your taste buds.

Are There Any Boursin Cheese Recipes That Include Ritz Crackers?

Looking for boursin cheese party recipe ideas? If you want to add a delicious twist to your appetizers, consider pairing Boursin cheese with Ritz crackers. The creamy and flavorful Boursin cheese spread on the crisp Ritz crackers creates a perfect combination that will impress your guests. Try topping them with fresh herbs or adding some sliced cherry tomatoes for an extra burst of flavor. It’s a simple yet sophisticated appetizer to elevate your next party.

Final Thoughts

Before you saw our list, did you realize just how many awesome Ritz Cracker appetizers there actually are? We bet you didn’t!

If we’re being totally honest, neither did we. There are hundreds of delicious appetizer recipes that call for Ritz Crackers making them a surprisingly versatile ingredient.

In this post, we looked at 13 of the best appetizers you can make with Ritz Crackers. You should now have the inspiration you need to make a wide range of quick and easy appetizers. 

With that being said, why don’t you dig out your box of Ritz Crackers and see what you can make?

Frequently Asked Questions

What Cheese Goes Well On Ritz Crackers?

You can pair Ritz Crackers with any cheese you like. However, the most popular and arguably the best cheese you can pair these crackers with is Burgundy Cheddar and Pepper Jack. These strong cheeses go beautifully with these savory crackers.

Are Ritz Crackers Baked Or Fried?

Ritz Crackers are a baked type of cracker. Despite what many people believe, these crackers are not fried. As a result, they contain almost 50% less fat than other cracker brands.

How Many Servings Are In A Box Of Ritz Crackers?

There are 12 servings of 80 calories in a whole box of Ritz Crackers. This is split into two sleeves consisting of 6 servings. Each sleeve contains 480 calories.

13 Ritz Cracker Appetizers You Should Try

13 Ritz Cracker Appetizers You Should Try

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