| |

Southwest Pretzels

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.

Here are some southwest pretzels that will be perfect to serve for game day.  Who wouldn’t enjoy a soft homemade pretzel with a slight kick to them. They get dunked in salsa con queso dip, perfect on Super Bowl Sunday.  This is another bread recipe that happens to come from my recent issue that I received from Simple and Delicious.  It utilizes quick-rise yeast (also known as instant yeast). 

These pretzel are fairly easy to make and don’t take too much time.  In my opinion, they are best if you eat them right after you make them.  The onion, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper definitely add some flavor to this dough which also goes so well when paired with the queso dip.  Spicy, salty, chewy, and delicious.  However, these pretzels aren’t too spicy, so the kiddies will still like them.  You could even tone the spice down by just using plain cheese dip for the little ones if the salsa con queso is too zippy.  We loved these Southwest pretzels and I highly recommend making them.

Southwest Pretzels | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the

Southwest Pretzels

  • ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
  • SUGAR
  • QUICK-RISE YEAST
  • SALT
  • DRIED MINCED ONION
  • CHILI POWDER
  • GROUND CUMIN
  • CAYENNE PEPPER
  • WATER
  • EGG
  • COARSE SALT
  • SALSA CON QUESO DIP
Southwest Pretzels | realmomkitchen.com

Southwest Pretzels

Real Mom Kitchen

No ratings yet
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package 1/4 ounce quick-rise yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water 120° to 130°
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Coarse salt
  • Salsa con queso dip

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, minced onion and spices. Add water. Beat just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes (I just did this in my Kitchenaid). Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough into 16 equal portions; roll each into a 15-in. rope. Cover and let rest 10 minutes longer.
  • Twist into pretzel shapes. Place on greased baking sheets; brush with egg. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Brush again with egg; sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 10-13 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve pretzels warm with dip. Yield: 16 pretzels.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 Comments

  1. Pingback: Recipe Rewind – Appetizers and Dips for the Super Bowl | Real Mom Kitchen
  2. Pingback: Recipe Rewind – Appetizers and Dips for the Super Bowl | Real Mom Kitchen
  3. I’m posting a soft pretzel recipe tomorrow…and my picture looks almost identical to yours (we must be great pretzel makers!). I love the southwest version.

  4. I’m posting a soft pretzel recipe tomorrow…and my picture looks almost identical to yours (we must be great pretzel makers!). I love the southwest version.

  5. Sounds yummy! Any idea what will happen if I sub regular yeast? ( I buy it in bulk @ Sam’s Club) Maybe it will just take longer to rise?

  6. Sounds yummy! Any idea what will happen if I sub regular yeast? ( I buy it in bulk @ Sam’s Club) Maybe it will just take longer to rise?

  7. Hey there! I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I found you through TasteSpotting months and months ago, and you are a daily read. I love the recipes and “real life” notes.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Hey there! I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I found you through TasteSpotting months and months ago, and you are a daily read. I love the recipes and “real life” notes.
    Thanks so much for sharing!