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Easy Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Bites! Store-bought pizza dough shaves precious prep time off of this deliciously simple pretzel bites recipe! Stuffed with gooey cheese, they’re perfect for game day snacking! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 pretzel bites
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough room temperature
  • 4 sticks mozzarella string cheese cut into 16 pieces
  • Pretzel salt to taste

For Baking Soda Bath

  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, stuff the pretzels. Cut a 1 ounce chunk of pizza dough and flatten slightly. Place a small piece of cheese in the center. Wrap the cheese completely with the dough, pinching the dough to seal the edges. Repeat with all the pieces.
  • Make the baking soda water bath: Bring water and baking soda to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-high.
  • Drop a few pretzel bites at a time into the water, and allow to boil for about 10-15 seconds. {Longer than that and they'll start to open up.} Use a slotted spoon to remove them, allowing any excess water to drip off before placing them on the lined baking sheet.
  • While the pretzels are still wet, sprinkle with pretzel salt.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the pretzels turn a deep golden brown. {Some of the cheese may leak out, and that's ok.} Cool slightly before serving.