Recipe By Cam
Published Jun 19th
Large Soft Pretzels (Quick)
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 15 servings Calories 160.4

Delicious soft pretzels in about 20 minutes!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • coarse salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix water and sugar together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved; add yeast. Let mixture stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Whisk flour, butter, and salt together in a bowl until well mixed; add yeast mixture and stir with a fork until dough starts to cling. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth.
  4. 4 Cut dough into 15 equal pieces and roll each piece between your hands into rope shapes at least the thickness of a pencil. Twist dough into desired shapes and arrange on a baking sheet; brush with egg and sprinkle coarse salt over each.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until pretzels are browned and cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 160.4
  • Carbohydrate 26.8 g
  • Cholesterol 20.5 mg
  • Fat 3.8 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 210.2 mg
  • Sugar 1 g


  1. For those saying there isn't that pretzel taste, boil 4c water, add .25c baking soda and dip the pretzels before salting and baking.
  2. This receipt was quick and easy as stated but they were very bland and more like a bread.
  3. I really like this recipe, but it's not fair to call it a pretzel recipe. these are really just bread or rolls shaped like pretzels. That being said, these are great dinner rolls! the first time I made this recipe I followed it exactly, except I ran out of white flour and used about 2.5 - Read more ...
  4. They just don't have the genuine pretzel taste. Others liked it though so thanks for posting:)
  5. I made this recipe as it was intended and I also used it to make food pockets a taco type pocket and a calzones. It is easy quick and the taste is good and with the addition of garlic butter and a little cheese on top they taste great! My kids love this recipe.
  6. Was really craving giant pretzels, these were super quick and perfect! I mad pretzel rolls with them and dipped in yellow mustard and melted cheese. I couldn't get mine to go dark brown and was afraid of over cooking them so I'm sure that was user error not receive error. Over all I love it - Read more ...
  7. These came out a little dry. Taste was ok but they definitely needed a dip
  8. My son just got braces so I had to find something soft. Love this easy recipe!!! It was soft and so pillowy. Do not over bake these. I had to bake mine at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
  9. So quick and easy and hardly any mess! Will make again! I added an egg as well. My kids wanted sweet pretzels so I brushed on melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. After they came out i drizzled cream cheese frosting on top. So yummy!