Ranch pretzels are a crunchy easy to make snack. This simple 3 ingredient recipe is my solution to making unsalted pretzels palatable without raising the sodium too much. The pretzels prep time is literally a minute or two, then just bake 15 minutes in the oven. Great snack, fast and delicious!
Make this recipe for your Ranch loving friends and family. It’s an easy finger food, perfect for a Game day party or family gathering.
Ranch Pretzels – Lower Sodium Snack with Flavor
Ranch Seasoned Pretzels
I have coated the pretzels with my own homemade Ranch Seasoning mix. The amount of dry dressing used is equivalent to a packet of store bought Ranch dressing mix. So you can use that is you prefer. Of course, you will need to adjust the nutrition data if you go that route.
Variations of the Recipe
As I mentioned, you should feel free to use salted pretzels if you like. There are several other ways to zing these ranch pretzels up more beyond ranch salad dressing mix. See what you can do with simple ingredients additions.
- Try adding an extra tsp garlic powder into the seasoning for Garlic Ranch Pretzels.
- For a Spicy Ranch Pretzels snack, add a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper into the mixture.
- There is no gluten in the homemade dry ranch dressing, so if you buy gluten free pretzels the snack will be gluten free.
- While I’ve opted for healthy fats from avocado or olive oil in this recipe, melted butter can also be used to make the seasoned pretzels. Vegetable or canola oil are fine if you prefer.
How to Make Ranch Pretzels
Here is how to make these quick and easy seasoned pretzels. You can the print recipe card below.
Ingredients You’ll Need for the Snack
Yes, just three simple ingredients to make this delicious snack recipe!
- 10-12 ounce bag of Pretzel Twists, unsalted – Swap the mini pretzels for pretzel sticks or salted if you want. I would not get large pretzels though, as they would be difficult to toss in the seasoning.
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil – As mentioned, melted butter or ghee can be used. Actually, pretty much any vegetable oil can be. I personally prefer to use avocado oil in most of my cooking.
- 2 tablespoons of homemade Ranch Seasoning mix – Yes, you can use store bought Hidden Valley Ranch if you insist…lol. One packet would be equivalent to the amount used in the recipe.
- Baking or cookie sheet
- Parchment paper is recommended, but not required.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have any, just skip it. The liner only makes for easier clean-up.
Dump the bag of pretzels in a large mixing bowl. Take the oil and pour over pretzels, then toss together with your hands to coat.
Sprinkle the seasoning over the coated pretzels a bit at a time to avoid clumps, while you mix them together.
Now pour the coated pretzels on your baking sheet and spread around. Don’t worry if a few pretzels lay on top.
Bake for 15 minutes in your preheated oven. Once removed from the oven cool and serve.
Storing the Ranch Pretzels
Simply put the seasoned pretzels in an airtight container or sealed plastic bags with air pushed out before closing. They will last at least a week.
Enjoy making this easy ranch pretzels recipe for your family and friends! If they love ranch they may not be able to stop eating them…lol
Dips for your Pretzels
Here are a few easy dips to team up with your easy ranch pretzels. All are great for game day, parties and holidays.
- Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Dip
- Creamy French Onion Dip
- Roasted Carrot Hummus Recipe
- Creamy Sriracha Dip
- Yum Yum Sauce
- baking sheet
- parchment paper (optional)
- 10-12 oz bag of Pretzel Twists unsalted - Feel free to swap a different shape, such as pretzel sticks or get salted.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter or oil of choice
- 2 tablespoons Ranch Seasoning or one packet of store bought dry mix
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don't have any, just skip it. The liner only makes for easier clean-up.
- Dump the bag of pretzels into a big mixing bowl. Pour oil or butter over pretzels, then toss with your hands to coat.
- Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the oil coated pretzels a bit at a time to avoid clumps.
- Now dump the coated pretzels on your baking sheet and spread around. Don't worry if a few lay on top.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Then cool and serve.