Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers

These Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers should be called “gone in a flash” crackers. “Gone in a flash” especially when a plateful of them is placed on the coffee table during a football game. No matter how big of a batch I make, they never last a day in our house. (Except for the time I hid some from my hubby so I could enjoy them in my Caesar salad the next day, but shhhh….) Yes, not only are these snack crackers good in a salad, but as soup toppers, too.

I not only love these crackers, but I also love that the ingredients are ones I always have on hand. So just about anytime a craving hits or a request is made, I can make up a batch. I don’t make these crackers very often, for we would be eating them all the time. But as I was getting ready to chop up half a leftover onion for the freezer, I immediately stopped and knew exactly what I would do. Perfect timing, too, because football season snacking has just started.

Forget regular cheese crackers. These crackers get their spiciness from hot sauce and Cajun seasoning, their crispiness from potato chips, their sharp onion flavor from grated sweet onions. Add in freshly grated cheese and the perfect snack cracker combination is complete. But if you are left wanting more and are a true onion lover (with no hot date on the calendar) serve these spicy onion cheese crackers with onion dip for an over-the-top blast of onion flavor!

Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers and French Onion Dip

To really change up these Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers, use any chips you have on hand, especially the “bottom of the bag” chips. They are already crushed and ready to go.

Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
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Yield: Makes 30 crackers

Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers


  • 1/2 stick butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated cheese-cheddar, Colby jack, or pepper jack
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun Seasoning, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Using a wooden spoon, cream butter. Add cheese, flour, hot sauce, and half of the Cajun seasoning. Blend lightly. Fold in chips and onion.
  3. Grab dough by teaspoonfuls and roll into small balls. Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet. Using a fork, gently flatten crackers.
  4. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle remaining Cajun seasoning over crackers. Let cool and enjoy.
  5. Store in covered container for up to one week.


Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. If desired, serve crackers with dip, use as croutons for a salad, or as a soup topping.


Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers

Put on Your TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap: No hot sauce? Use jalapeno juice. Want a heartier snack cracker? Add crumbled cooked bacon. No onions? Use minced green onions. Want a cheesier cracker? Use cheetos, cheese puffs, or cheese chips instead of regular potato chips. With all the flavored chips available nowadays, think about what flavors you would enjoy in an onion cracker. Not a big onion fan? Half the amount and add more chips or cheese. No chips on hand? Use crackers, instead. Want a spicy drink to enjoy while snacking? Have a Hot Jalapeno Juice Summer Mule.

FOOD FUN: Any day I am in the kitchen it is fun, but some days are just a delight. We are fortunate to be able to spend some time in our mountain cabin and I never know what “visitors’ I may have at the kitchen window. As I was taking these crackers out of the oven, I realized I had an audience. Perhaps they are “snackers’ on crackers, too! Look closely and you’ll spot the wild turkeys.

Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
Wild Turkey “Snackers”


Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers
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One thought on “Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers

  • September 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    No one can eat just one cracker….there is no end to how many of these delicious treats get eaten during a football game. So satisfying and delicious. They complement any dip that you have handy or make your own onion dip like posted. Yum yum yum 😋💖


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