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Cheese Pretzels

cheese pretzels
  • (4 3/4 to 5 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • (2 Tbsp.) sugar
  • (1/4 oz. envelope) quick-rise yeast
  • (1 1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1 tsp.) caraway seeds
  • (1 cup) milk
  • (1/2 cup) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • (2 Tbsp.) canola oil
  • (2) eggs, lightly beaten
  • (1 cup) shredded Gouda cheese

Cheese Pretzels

Homemade soft pretzels baked until golden brown and topped with shredded Gouda cheese.

Preparation Time
About 30 minutes
Cook Time
About 30 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. 2Mix together 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt and caraway seeds in a large bowl, set aside.
  3. 3Place a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add milk, beer and oil. Cook until 120°-130° (use a thermometer). Beat into dry ingredients, add remaining flour gradually until soft.

  4. 4Knead for about 5 minutes on a floured surface. Cover and set aside 10 minutes.
  5. 5Separate into 14 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 20 inch long rope, cover and set aside another 10 minutes. Twist each roll into a pretzel and place on baking sheets.

  6. 6Use a pastry brush to brush each pretzel with egg. Bake 15 minutes, brush with egg again. Top with Gouda cheese and bake another 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pretzel

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 233
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 36 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Sodium 338 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Snack

Recipe Subcategory: Pastries and Pies

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.