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5 Mouthwatering Recipes for Stuffed Soft Pretzels

posted: 09/22/17
by: Blythe Copeland

Homemade soft pretzels are don't just rival the ones from your favorite mall kiosk, ballpark, or bar: They'll crush them. Especially if you add a step between kneading the dough and twisting it into the classic pretzel shape by layering savory or sweet fillings -- think spinach and artichoke dip, cheese and herbs, or caramelized apples -- to create an unforgettable stuffed pretzel that just might turn you off the mall versions forever.

Breakfast Pretzels
Yes to Yolks

1. Breakfast Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels don't have to stay stuck in their snack-only rut: By filling them with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese -- as in this recipe from Yes to Yolks -- you can turn them into an unexpected breakfast treat. Wrap homemade pretzel dough around a pile of tasty fillings (sub in your preferred eggs, meat, cheese, or veggies) and soak them in a mixture of baking soda and water before baking for a traditional brown crust.

Spinach Artichoke Pretzels
Balf Baked Harvest

2. Spinach, Artichoke, and Bacon Stuffed Soft Pretzels

These spinach, artichoke, and bacon stuffed soft pretzels from Half Baked Harvest are easier to make than they'd appear: The filling is simply spinach and artichoke dip with bacon added, so you can use your own favorite recipe (or even a remade version). Traditional pretzel dough gets an upscale tweak with the addition of whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and a cup of beer; the result is a combination of all your favorite happy hour flavors in one pretty pretzel.

Brie Stuffed Soft Pretzels
Port and Fin

3. Brie-Stuffed Soft Pretzels with Rosemary and Sea Salt

If you think soft pretzels aren't fancy enough for dinner parties, these brie-stuffed soft pretzels with rosemary and sea salt from Port and Fin may make you reconsider. From-scratch pretzel dough is sealed around layers of brie to create a cheese-filled rope; after boiling, the pretzels are brushed with olive oil, sea salt, and fresh rosemary. (You can also boil and bake frozen-raw pretzels to cut down on prep time before the big night.) Serve them alongside a hearty stew or in place of herbed dinner rolls with your favorite steak or salad.

Pizza Stuffed Pretzels
A Ducks Oven

4. Pizza-Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Give your Friday night pizza routine a twisty makeover with pizza-stuffed soft pretzels from A Duck's Oven. Here, the dough is filled with a combination of mozzarella, cheddar, and parmesan cheese with pepperoni and seasonings, but you can use your favorite toppings: Mushrooms, peppers, and onions; ham and pineapple; sausage or bacon. After boiling and baking, serve with your favorite pizza sauce (or use the included recipe for tomato dipping sauce).

Hot Buttered Pretzels
Half Baked Harvest

5. Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

Satisfy your soft pretzel craving at dessert with this recipe from Half Baked Harvest, which uses dark rum, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to flavor caramelized apples. The result: A pretzel stuffed with filling that tastes like apple pie and hot buttered rum. Instead of only salting the tops, sprinkle baked pretzels with cinnamon and sugar before adding a pinch of sea salt, and serve with ice cream for a deliciously sweet take on soft pretzels.