Easy Soft Cheddar Pretzels

Cheesy soft pretzel
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Ratings (13)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 Pretzels (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
85 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These soft pretzels make a great snack for any occasion. For big mall-style yeast pretzels, take a look at these delicious soft pretzels. Not only are they tasty but they require no yeast to make, which means they're easy and quick!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 cup/2 ounces cheese (shredded mild Cheddar)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (coarse)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. Add cheese and milk, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 12 times.

  4. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 12x8-inch rectangle.

  5. Cut dough lengthwise into eight 1-inch strips.

  6. Twist each into a pretzel shape; brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.

  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Cool for a few minutes on wire racks; serve pretzels warm.