Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels: A Cheesy Twist on a Classic Snack

Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels are a delicious twist on the classic pretzel recipe that will enhance your snacking experience. These soft and chewy pretzels are filled with gooey melted mozzarella cheese, making them an irresistible treat for cheese lovers of any age. Whether served as a savory snack, appetizer, or game-day treat, these homemade pretzels will impress with their cheesy goodness and comforting flavors. Follow along as we explore the recipe and learn how to make these delectable Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels from scratch.


For the Pretzel Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Pretzel Filling:

  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes

For the Pretzel Bath:

  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda

For Topping:

  • Coarse salt
  • Melted butter, for brushing (optional)


1. Activate the Yeast:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water and granulated sugar. Sprinkle the active dry yeast over the water mixture and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.

2. Make the Pretzel Dough:

  1. Add the flour, salt, and melted butter to the yeast mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

3. Prepare the Pretzel Bath:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the baking soda and stir until dissolved.

4. Shape the Pretzels:

  1. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 8 equal portions.
  2. Flatten each portion of dough into a circle. Place a cube of mozzarella cheese in the center of each circle.
  3. Fold the dough over the cheese and pinch the edges to seal, forming a ball. Roll the ball into a rope, about 18 inches long.
  4. Shape each rope into a pretzel by crossing the ends over each other and twisting them once. Press the ends onto the bottom of the pretzel to seal.

5. Boil the Pretzels:

  1. Carefully place each pretzel into the boiling water bath, one or two at a time, and boil for about 30 seconds.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pretzels from the water bath and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake the Pretzels:

  1. Sprinkle the boiled pretzels with coarse salt.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pretzels are golden brown and cooked through.

7. Optional: Brush with Butter and Serve:

  1. If desired, brush the baked pretzels with melted butter for extra flavor and shine.
  2. Serve the Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels warm, and enjoy the gooey cheese-filled goodness!


  • For a variation, you can try stuffing the pretzels with other types of cheese or adding toppings like garlic powder, sesame seeds, or everything bagel seasoning.
  • Store any leftover pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • These pretzels are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the cheese is still warm and gooey.

Mozzarella Stuffed Soft Pretzels are a delightful twist on the classic snack, combining the soft and chewy texture of pretzels with the gooey goodness of melted cheese. Whether enjoyed as a savory treat on its own or paired with your favorite dipping sauce, these homemade pretzels are sure to be a hit with family and friends. So gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to bake up a batch of these cheesy delights for your next snacking occasion!