Cheesy Soft Pretzels

Roberta Lopez


These pretzels are delicious, with a light crunch on the outside and soft on the inside. Topped with cheesy goodness!


★★★★★ 1 vote

8-12 small pretzels
30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 c
    water, warm
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 4 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 c
    cheese, shredded
  • 1
    egg - beaten
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Cheesy Soft Pretzels


  1. Preheat oven 450*. In a measuring cup stir yeast, warm water, sugar and salt together let proof for 5-10 minutes till bubbly.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add flour, melted butter add yeast mixture. mix with wooden spoon (I use my clean hands) to form a ball.
  3. Flour a work surface, knead dough 5 minutes or until smooth. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover and set aside for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  4. Knead dough on floured surface for 5 minutes. Divide into 8-10 balls, roll out dough into a 12 inch length. Twist into pretzel shape.
  5. Meanwhile, bring 10 Cups of water to a boil, add 2/3 cups baking soda to the water. After pretzels are formed, drop into boiling soda water for 30 seconds. Remove and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Brush pretzels with egg wash (egg & water mixed) and sprinkle with shredded cheese of your choice. Place into oven to bake for 12-15 min... check them for brown color.

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About Cheesy Soft Pretzels

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Hashtags: #cheese #flour #yeast

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