Pretzel Dog Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 5
Buttery soft pretzel and plump hot dogs combine to form this delicious pretzel dog. Simply paired with ketchup or mustard, it’s a great snack or lunch.
New American
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.


2 1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
1 1/2 tsp
instant yeast
2 tsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
3/4 cup(s)
filtered water, warm
1/4 cup(s)
3 tblsp
unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing
10 cup(s)
water, for boiling
2/3 cup(s)
baking soda
hot dogs
pretzel salt, for sprinkling on top
mustard and ketchup, for dipping

Directions 17 steps | 110 Minutes

Step 1

In the bowl of a standing mixer or in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, instant yeast, brown sugar and salt until combined.

Step 2

Stir in the filtered water and milk. Mix until a loose dough forms.

Step 3

With the dough hook attachment, knead the dough at low speed or by hand for about 3 minutes. 

Step 4

Add the melted butter to the dough and knead for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 5

Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rest for 8 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the kitchen towel and knead for an additional 6-8 minutes or until a smooth and elastic dough forms. If the dough is still loose and sticks to the bowl, add up to another half cup of flour.

Step 7

Cover the bowl and let the dough rise until double its size, about 45-60 minutes.

Step 8

Once the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450˚F and line a sheet pan with either parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Step 9

In a large pot, combine the 10 cups of water and baking soda. Bring to a boil. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.

Step 10

Form each piece of dough into a long rope.

Step 11

Carefully wrap each piece around a hot dog, pinch the ends together to seal the dough.

Step 12

Boil the pretzel dogs, one at a time, about 15 seconds on each side. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and drain completely before placing it on the prepared sheet pan.

Step 13

Mix the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to form an egg wash.

Step 14

Brush the dough thoroughly with the egg wash and sprinkle with salt.

Step 15

Bake until golden brown, rotating the pan halfway, about 12-15 minutes. 

Step 16

Remove from the oven and brush the bread generously with melted butter.

Step 17

Let cool and enjoy with mustard and ketchup.

Nutrition Per Serving
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18.2 g
10.7 g
32.4 g


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Tiffany M.


23 Jul 2022

Family favorite! A friend recommended this recipe and I'm so glad they did. It was easy and delicious to make. My family loved it.

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Sam N.


13 Jul 2022

Really nice pretzel recipe and I LOVE the video and the step-by-step instructions.

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Chris E.


12 Jul 2022

I’m a big pretzel lover so this recipe was perfect for me and my kids.

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Carmela G.


12 Jul 2022

I absolutely love this Pretzel Dog Recipe. Easy to make and my kids loved it. :)

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Chrystal G.


26 Apr 2022

Such a fun way to change up hot dogs. Thanks!

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