Ham and cheddar-stuffed pretzel rolls

Heather Disarro

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Fresh pretzel dough filled with salty ham and creamy cheese is one game day food you'll never want to do without again!

ham and cheddar stuffed pretzel rolls

Ham and cheddar-stuffed pretzel rolls

Makes 8 rolls


  • 1-1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • Large pot of water


  1. Combine the water, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture begins to foam.
  2. Add the flour, canola oil and mix until well combined.
  3. In the stand mixer, knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  4. Place the dough in a large well-oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and place in a warm area until it doubles in size, about 60 minutes.
  5. Bring the pot of water to a boil and add the baking soda.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  8. Press each piece of dough into a small disk, like a tiny pizza, and place 1 ounce of cheese and 1 slice of ham in the middle.
  9. Fold the dough over the ham and cheese.
  10. Pinch the dough together to seal.
  11. Boil each pretzel roll in the water-baking soda mixture for about 1 minute, and then remove immediately and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  12. Once all of the pretzels are boiled, brush lightly with the egg yolk and sprinkle with salt.
  13. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown and baked through.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  15. Serve hot or at room temperature with mustard if desired.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.