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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!!

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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.

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{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!

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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.

Can Pretzels Be Frozen?

Let pretzels cool completely and then wrap well and freeze up to 1 month.

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

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


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 Corn Starch plus 1 Teaspoon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream


  • Prepare the soft pretzels per
    THIS recipe.
  • Cover with foil and keep in a barely warm oven until serving.

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.


store in an airtight container
Nutrition Facts
Soft Pretzels with Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 741IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 455mg46%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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

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    • Yes, ground mustard seeds becomes the powder

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  • 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

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    • 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. 🙂

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  • wow it looks so appetizing….amazing pictures!

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    • Thanks Amallia!

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  • 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!

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  • Wow!!! I want one of these so badly! Delicious!

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

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  • 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.

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