Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels

Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels

The Spruce / Armando Rafael

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 16 pretzels
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
79 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 35mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Soft pretzels are a favorite snack, but when made at home, they require a lot of time and effort, as well as yeast as one of the ingredients. These soft pretzels are made without yeast, don't require rising time, and are simply kneaded, shaped, and baked. They may not have that signature yeasty, buttery taste we find at the shopping mall kiosk, but the cheese makes up for it, offering an added layer of flavor.

These easy-to-make pretzels are the perfect snack for watching a football game, your favorite TV show, or movie.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons margarine

  • 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 1 medium egg, beaten

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

    Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels ingredients

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  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl; cut in the margarine with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

    Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar with margarine

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

    Add cheese and milk to the flour mixture

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

    Dough on a floured surface

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  5. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.

    Two pieces of dough on a floured surface

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  6. Cut the dough lengthwise into 8 (1-inch) strips.

    Rolled out dough cut into long strips

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  7. Twist each strip into a pretzel shape. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the coarse salt.

    Dough-shaped pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment

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  8. Place the pretzels on the greased baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes on wire racks. Serve pretzels warm.

    Easy No Yeast Soft Cheddar Pretzels

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