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Now that the evenings get darker and colder, Handegg-season has started, Octoberfest in Munich has started and foliage is about to change color, what can be better that Soft Pretzel Rolls Loaded with all kinds of yumminess? Your imagination is what limits what to stuff the rolls with, and today I share a simple – but mouthwatering tasty – combo; Ham and Cheddar Cheese. What type of cheddar cheese you use is all up to you, I like to do half and half of the mild and the sharper one.

Loaded Pretzel Rolls (3)

Loaded Pretzel Rolls

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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Superyummy Loaded Pretzel Rolls, perfect for game night snack or lunch.


  • 700 ml lukewarm water
  • 50 g yeast or equivalent in dry yeast
  • 50 g butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 900-1000 g flour
  • 200 grams ham, chopped or shredded
  • 200 grams cheddar cheese, chopped or grated
  • Flake salt for sprinkling

Baking Soda Bath

  • 100 gram baking soda
  • 2 liters water


Dissolve the yeast in water, whisk in brown sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add the salt and most of the flour. Mix well and knead for 5 minutes, adjust as needed with flour. Proof until doubled in size, approx. 40 minutes.

Turn the risen dough out on a floured surface, half it, and put one half back into the bowl and cover. Make sure you preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cut the half on the table in 12 pieces (they should weigh 70-80 grams each). Roll into balls. Flatten the balls with your hands, and lay a small amount of ham and cheese on the dough discs. Pull the edges up over the top of the filling, and pinch well to ensure there is no leakage when you put them in the baking soda bath.  Give them a little roll to shape them and to make sure they are pinched shut.

Bring baking soda and water to a boil, drop 1.2 pretzel rolls in the boiling water for 20-30 seconds. Make sure to turn them half time. Fish them up with a slotted spatula, dunk off excess water, and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Try to place them with the pinched side down for the best appearances. You can score a couple slits with a sharp knife at the top, if you like.

Lightly brush the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with flake salt. Bake for approx. 25 minutes, until deep brown. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

The rolls can be served both warm or cold. They freeze well, or you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days. Reheat in oven or microwave.

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