asiago cheese pretzels for the perfect hot snack

Cheesy Asiago Pretzels

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
Servings: 8
Sometimes there's nothing like hot, cheesy asiago pretzels and a lazy night at home. Or to serve up warm for a holiday or game day party appetizer.


  • cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 2/3 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water
  • Sea Salt For Topping
  • 1 cup asiago cheese grated


  • Combine the water and sugar in a standing mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. allow to sit for 10 minutes, until the mixture begins to foam and grow.
  • add the butter and stir to combine.
  • add the flour and salt together and whisk to combine.
  • pour in the liquid and use the dough hook attachment to mix on low speed until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • increase the mixer speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • remove the dough from the mixer and place it in a clean, oiled bowl.
  • cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size, about an hour.
  • preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and drizzle with a little oil.
  • fill a large pot with water and the baking soda. bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  • meanwhile, place the dough on a slightly oiled counter and divide into 8 equal pieces.
  • roll out each piece of dough into a 24-inch rope, lay it on the counter, then holding each end in a hand make a u-shape with the rope, cross them over each other, bring it down, twist, and press onto the bottom of the u in order to form a pretzel.
  • place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • drop the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 or 2 at a time for about 30 seconds, constantly spooning the hot water over the dough.
  • remove them from the water using a large, flat spatula and place right on the oiled baking sheet.
  • brush the top of each pretzel with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • bake about 10 minutes, pull the pan out and sprinkle with asiago cheese, then bake an additional 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Asiago Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 5811mg253%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.