Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce


The perfect soft pretzel with cheese sauce recipe


I can’t believe I’ve never taken the time to post the perfect soft pretzels with cheese sauce. I have a really delicious cheese stuffed pretzel recipe, but it’s so different to dunk your pretzel in gooey cheese sauce. And don’t worry, this uses all real cheese. Booyah!!


The perfect soft pretzel with cheese sauce recipe


When my mom and I would go to the mall it was kind of a big deal. My mom does not enjoy driving or going to the mall, so I knew she was sacrificing for me. But she’s good like that, always, always sacrificing for us kids. But there were two good things about the mall that Mom was totally down with, Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls with extra frosting and a soft pretzel with cheese. It was our thing. And I kind of want to go back to the mall with her now just to be all nostalgic like.


The perfect soft pretzel with cheese sauce recipe


{It only seemed appropriate to talk about shopping and add this pretty little shot our 8 year old took of me holding the pretzels in this cute Shabby Apple Dress. Isn’t’ it so fun?}


So, we would walk around the mall trying to find me new pants or whatever it was, which we could never find because everyone knows the shopping rule, if you’re not looking you’ll want to buy it all, but need a specific item and it will never be found. Isn’t that true? I find so much to buy when I don’t want to buy but never anything cute when I’m looking so hard. Anyway, we would finally be leaving, but first buy a hot pretzel and cheese sauce which we would run through the rain out to the car (Washington truly does rain often) and share the hot, soft piece of deliciousness all the way home. I’m sure the cheese was fake, but who cares!


The perfect soft pretzel with cheese sauce recipe


This recipe on the other hand is all real ingredients and the cheese sauce is so smooth and delicious. It’s not a bechamel like many people make, this is the real deal nacho cheese sauce. Boom! You can get the a cheesier cheese recipe by clicking this link for Nacho Cheese Sauce or a more mild cheese sauce in the recipe below. Both are fantastic!


Are Pretzels Dairy Free?

Pretzels do not contain dairy.

Pretzel ingredients typically have sugar, yeast, salt and flour.

Will Pretzels Hurt My Dog?

If your dog likes pretzels,feel free to share!

They’re not unhealthy for dogs.

Keep in mind, unsalted pretzels would be better for your dog than salted.


How Long Will Cheese Sauce Keep?

If you have store bought cheese sauce, it will keep for four weeks in the refrigerator.

Homemade cheese sauce will last only about four days.


Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce

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Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: APPETIZER, bread, cheese sauce, nacho, pretzel, SNACK
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 1693kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


Mild Cheese Sauce or Click Here for a Nacho Cheese Sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese grated, Brand name, not store or it will be grainy
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated, same as above
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream


For the Cheese Sauce

  • In a large bowl, toss the cheeses and cornstarch until well coated.
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Place the cheese, salt and mustard in a sauce pan over medium low heat.
  • Add the evaporated milk and heavy cream, then the hot sauce and whisk occasionally until it starts to simmer, about 15 minutes, then continue whisking until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1693kcal | Carbohydrates: 252.7g | Protein: 51.1g | Cholesterol: 157.8mg | Fiber: 10.1g | Sugar: 6.3g
Tried this recipe?Mention @OhSweetBasil or tag #OhSweetBasil!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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13 comments on “Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce”

  1. Hi guys ,i have a quest. when you say ground mustard you mean ground mustard seeds ? Thanks

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  3. I followed directions and I needed more water it was just to much flour we will see how they turn out dough was not soft and ply able

    • Hi Kathleen,
      Thanks for the comment. I’m a little worried since we’ve made them so much and haven’t had that happen. It could just be that I measure flour with a lighter hand which is highly possible. Email me any time and I can help you troubleshoot. 🙂

  4. wow it looks so appetizing….amazing pictures!

  5. I’d really like to make these, but I can’t get the recipe by clicking where it says! Please fix so I can make some of these yummy pretzels!

  6. Wow!!! I want one of these so badly! Delicious!

  7. Drooling over these pictures! Pretzels and cheese are one of my absolute favorites!

  8. Your recipe box urges readers to “Click here” for Soft Pretzel and Nacho Cheese Sauce recipes. READERS: DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME!! Clicking will get you nowhere in this case.