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Mac & Cheesy Pretzel Dogs

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Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


8 pretzel dogs

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

60 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Get your mall pretzel fix without the crowds and with bonus cheese flavor. There's nothing cheddar!


For pretzel dogs:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast

1 tsp. granulated sugar

1 cup warm water

2 cups boiling water

1/4 cup baking soda

4 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter

8 hot dogs

For cheese sauce:

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 oz. cream cheese

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning

    Let's mac it extra cheesy! You can trust our exper-cheese when we say that this creamy blend will make your popcorn taste just like the macaroni mo...

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Step 1: Make pretzel dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine flour, Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning, instant yeast, sugar, and warm water. Knead for 5 to 8 min., until soft and elastic. Cover bowl and let dough rise for 30 min. or until nearly doubled in size.

Step 2: Assemble pretzel dogs

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and greased and set aside. In a 9x9 pan, combine boiling water and baking soda and stir until dissolved. Set aside. Split dough into 8 equal pieces. Let dough rest for 8 min. Roll each piece into a 10 to 12 inch long rope and wrap around hot dog. Pinch ends of dough together to keep dough from unwrapping. Place each wrapped hot dog in hot water bath for 2 min., spooning water over the tops as needed. Remove with slotted spatula and transfer to prepared baking tray.

Step 3: Bake pretzel dogs

Brush each pretzel dog with melted butter and sprinkle with Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning. Let rest for 10 min. Bake for 8-12 min., until golden brown.

Step 4: Make cheese sauce

In a medium pot, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk in cream cheese and Creamy Mac & Cheese Popcorn Seasoning until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until sauce reaches desired thickness.