I’ve combined two of my guilty pleasures into one out of this world Pretzel Pizza.

Get ready to have your mind blown.

Pretzel Pizza!! The crust is made of soft pretzel dough, and then it's topped with nacho cheese sauce and the classic pepperoni and cheese toppings. It's out of this world!

I should be sitting at home right now, preferably in my Lucky Charms pajama pants, snuggling with my kiddos.

Unfortunately, I am at the airport waiting for the next flight home. This past weekend I flew off to Nashville for the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off (I’ll share more about it later). I was scheduled to arrive home last night. One of my connecting flights encountered some mechanical issues, requiring us to leave later than expected, which resulted in me missing my final flight.

The last flight of the night to my small town.

Pretzel Pizza!! The crust is made of soft pretzel dough, and then it's topped with nacho cheese sauce and the classic pepperoni and cheese toppings. It's out of this world!

I had to spend the night in a hotel and wait for the next available flight. As I was sitting in my hotel last night, pouting about how I was going to have to wear the same clothes the next day, how I couldn’t see my family, and how I had to spend the night in crumby hotel that was not The Omni…

I started thinking.

I thought about how blessed I was to not have encountered any terrible accident from a plane that did not receive the mechanical attention it needed. How thankful I was for a warm bed to sleep in at night and for somewhat clean clothes to wear the next day. Then I realized that I actually have so much to be thankful for.

So I stopped pouting, smiled, and went to bed, determined to have a better outlook on today.

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I think we should all take a few minutes each day this November and think about a few of the things we are blessed with, and be thankful for them.

Like… pretzel pizza. I’m thankful for it. It’s amazing.

I took this soft pretzel dough recipe that I found over at Sally’s Baking Addiction and transformed it into a soft and luscious pizza.

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The dough is made with instant yeast, which makes this pizza come together in no time! I rolled out my dough and placed it on my pizza pan, then I brushed the crust with a lightly beaten egg. This will give the outer crust that nice chewy texture you get from those mall pretzels.

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I sprinkled the crust with some coarse salt… because, well pretzels need salt!

Then, like any other crazy pretzel lover, I smeared a bunch of jarred queso dip (aka- nacho cheese sauce) in place of the pizza sauce.

It works people. Trust.

Pretzel Pizza!! The crust is made of soft pretzel dough, and then it's topped with nacho cheese sauce and the classic pepperoni and cheese toppings. It's out of this world!

Top the pizza with the rest of your normal pizza toppings – freshly shredded mozzarella and sliced pepperoni!

Then go ahead and pop it in the hot oven to get nice and bubbly.

Pretzel Pizza!! The crust is made of soft pretzel dough, and then it's topped with nacho cheese sauce and the classic pepperoni and cheese toppings. It's out of this world!

I actually called my husband at work and told him he needed to come home immediately to try this pizza.

After missing the Pizza Cake (twice), he bolted home as fast as he could.

Pretzel Pizza!! The crust is made of soft pretzel dough, and then it's topped with nacho cheese sauce and the classic pepperoni and cheese toppings. It's out of this world!

He was extremely happy to taste the Pretzel Pizza. Then we equally scarfed down way more than we should have.

You’re going to love this one!

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Pretzel Pizza

Soft Pretzel Pizza combines two delicious favorites (pretzels and pizza) into one fantastic dish!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 packet of active, instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 3/44 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt

For the Pizza:

  • 1 cup jarred queso dip (nacho cheese sauce)
  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the warm water (not too hold, but a little warmer than room temperature) in a large bowl and add the yeast. Stir with a spoon until the yeast is mostly dissolved, for about a minute (some clumps may remain).
  3. Add the salt and sugar then stir for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time, mixing with a sturdy wooden spoon until the dough is thick and sticky. Add an additional 3/4 cup of flour and stir, until the dough is no longer sticky. Add more flour if needed. Poke the dough, if it bounces back, it’s ready to knead.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 3 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough out into a thin 15 inch diameter circle and place on pizza pan or pizza stone.
  7. Brush the edges of the pizza crust with the lightly beaten egg, then sprinkle with the crust with the coarse salt.
  8. Spread the nacho cheese in the center of the pizza, leaving the edge of the crust clear. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced pepperoni.
  9. Bake the pizza for 12 to 15 minutes or until the center of the pizza is bubbly and the crust is a golden brown. Let cool for just a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 72732

Keywords: pretzel crust, pizza, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
17 Responses
  1. Karlita

    You do write a good story! And looks like this pizza is to die for! I love pretzels and the combo should be quite something. I am looking forward to trying this one out on my honey. He looooves pizza!

  2. Wanda Kraus

    You are making me so hungry right now….I can’t wait to try this. Of course, having 2 teenage boys in the house…I will need to make several of them! Ugh!

  3. Ever since seeing commercials for pretzel crust pizza I’ve been wanting to try to make it at home. I kept wondering how I would boil a entire rolled out pizza crust though, and figured I would have to brush the crust edges with boiling water instead. Your method is much easier and looks great!

    1. I seriously thought long and hard about how to boil the crust, but when it came down to it, brushing the edge with beaten egg really did the trick. I have heard you can brush the edges with warm water that’s been mixed with baking soda, but I haven’t tried that yet. I like the ease of the egg wash. 🙂

  4. Two of my favorites in one, love this pizza! So sorry to hear about the delay but love your attitude and it was so nice meeting you in Nashville. It took us 12 hours to get home but the boys were great.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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