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Pretzels with Cheese Dip Recipe

Pretzels with Cheese Dip Recipe

These are by far the best soft pretzels I've ever tasted. I make them often to serve as a snack or even as part of a meal. Chewy and golden brown, they're delicious! -Shannon Cooper, S. Gibson, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • 8 ounces process American cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Prepared mustard


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add butter, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Punch dough down. Divide into 12 equal pieces. On a lightly floured board, roll each piece into a 15-in. long strip; twist into a pretzel shape. In a large non-aluminum kettle, bring water to a boil; add baking soda. Drop two pretzels into water; boil for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain. Place on a greased baking sheet; sprinkle with coarse salt. Repeat for each pretzel. Bake at 475° for 10-12 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine cheeses in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk. Serve the pretzels with the cheese dip and mustard. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 994mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"Love these!! They are great tasting and easy and my kids love them. I can't wait to try the tip about the pretzel rolls from aboyle03!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013 Edited Mar. 14, 2014

"These were delicious, they taste better than the kind you buy at the mall. Very easy to make.

Update - I separated the dough into 8 pieces, patted into flattened balls and made pretzel rolls. I boiled in the baking soda water for 1 minute and baked until golden, about 13-15 minutes. They are a nice change from regular rolls"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"These were amazing! My whole family gobbled them up in a day! They taste like the read deal pretzels, not anything like the ones you can buy. Perfect for every occasion, I would definitely make again!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"Thanks gaylerene... I was partial to no baking soda myself going to give it a try with out"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2008

"I don't care for the soda flavor that remains on the pretzels so I boiled these in plain water and got a great result."

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