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Pretzel Rolls – turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.

Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.


I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great St. Patrick’s Day.  It was a great long weekend for us.  My husband took a half day on Friday, so we spent the afternoon at a museum and exploring parts of Denver.  On Saturday morning we stumbled upon a St. Patrick’s Day parade, which made for a fun activity.  Then, yesterday we went hiking.  It was the perfect weather for our 5+ mile hike in the foothills near Fort Collins. Today is back to real life….spring break is over 🙁

Real life, means I have to have a meal plan ready for the week.  Last week it included these pretzel rolls, they might have to be made again soon.  This recipe has been floating around Pinterest for awhile.  When I made Beer Cheese Soup, I knew these would pair perfectly with it.  A big soft pretzel with a cheddar soup?  Kind of a no brainer!  The whole family loved them.  I was a little nervous for my husbands reaction, because they are a little outside the box.  But he loved them.  He kind of hoarded them and made sure there were enough for each bowl of soup he was having leftover.  Plus, they were surprisingly easy!

Pretzel rolls are great for a side dish with out, but I also use them as hamburger buns sometimes!  Or shape them into longer pieces, and you can have a hot dog or brat bun.  Pretzel buns will definitely impress at your next barbecue.

pretzel roll on plate with rolls on cooling rack in background
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Pretzel Rolls

By Erin
Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cup warm water, 110º F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active yeast
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cups baking soda
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • Pretzel salt, for sprinking


  • Combine water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Let rest 5-10 minutes until foamy. Add flour, salt, and butter. Using the dough hook attachment, mix until well combined. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with towe. and let rise for about and hour, or until doubled in size. Punch down and turn onto floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. To shape the dough "take a piece of dough and start forming a round, smooth ball by pulling the sides to the center and pinching to seal. Place, pinched side down, on a counter and lightly cupping your hand around the dough ball, rotate your hand in small circles lightly rolling the ball around the palm of your hand." Place the ball on a lined baking sheet pinched seam side down, with at least 1” between each roll. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Slowly add the baking soda reduce heat to low. Place 2-3 of the rolls at a time in water, seam side down. Cook for 30 seconds, turn roll over, and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove, draining the water. Place back on sheet pan, seam side down. Repeat boiling the dough with the remaining rolls.
  • Brush each roll with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with pretzel salt. Using a sharp knife, 2 slash marks in the top of each roll. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 2644mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 337
Keyword: pretzel rolls
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About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. I need to break down and make some of these – I keep buying them at the store for $4 a 4-pk. And with 5 people in the family that doesn’t work out so well…

  2. Erin this is the cutest pretzel rolls ever! This bread with beer cheese soup? That’s something I’m totally missing in my life!!!

  3. You’re right in commenting that these pretzel rolls would go perfectly with your beer cheese soup! Sounds like you had a fun weekend, I love to hike when the weather is beautiful;-)

  4. So these are my BF’s favorite but I haven’t faced the dreaded yeast since high school! It never worked for me…but when I’ve mustered up enough confidence to give it a go it may have to be for these beauties!

  5. I like the way you think–these lovely pretzel rolls and cheddar soup sound like a great combo! Pretzels are on my big to-make list. Perhaps soon. 🙂

  6. Okay I want one like right now! These look amazingly delicious. What I wouldn’t do to bite into a warm piece right now, yum! Thanks for sharing Erin, hope you and your family had a wonderful weekend =]