Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels


Elevate your snack experience with our Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels – a delectable fusion of chewy, golden-brown pretzel perfection and the oozy goodness of melted mozzarella. These homemade delights are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a fun twist on the classic soft pretzel. Get ready to embark on a cheesy adventure with every bite!

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Cheesy Surprise: Gooey mozzarella hidden within a soft pretzel exterior. ✔️ Golden Perfection: Achieve that perfect golden-brown crust with a chewy interior. ✔️ Homemade Happiness: A fun and rewarding snack to make in your kitchen.


For the Pretzel Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


For the Pretzel Filling:

  • Mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes or shredded

For the Baking Soda Bath:

  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda

For Topping:

  • Coarse salt or pretzel salt
  • Melted butter for brushing

Instructions: For the Pretzel Dough:

  1. In a bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and kosher salt. Sprinkle yeast over the water and let it sit for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and melted butter. Pour in the yeast mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

For Assembling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into equal portions.
  3. Flatten each portion into a circle, place a cube or a small amount of shredded mozzarella in the center, and seal the edges to form a ball.
  4. In a large pot, bring 10 cups of water and baking soda to a rolling boil.
  5. Drop each stuffed pretzel ball into the boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.


For Baking:

  1. Brush the tops of the pretzels with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • Customize with your favorite cheese or add herbs to the dough for extra flavor.
  • Serve with mustard, cheese dip, or your preferred dipping sauce.


Q: Can I freeze the unbaked pretzels for later?

A: Yes, freeze them after shaping, then boil and bake when ready to enjoy.

Q: Can I use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?

A: Yes, adjust the rising time accordingly, as instant yeast typically requires less time.



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