Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

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This month the Bread Bakers are baking up Stuffed Bread!  I almost forgot to look at the theme for this month so I was running a little bit behind.  I needed something that was easy to make and that could double as dinner.  This was hard to do! Tasty Homemade Pretzel Rolls stuffed with Jalapenos and Cheddar Cheese I searched for stuffed breads on Google and on Pinterest.  I couldn’t find one that I liked so I took a bread I knew I could stuff and put in my own filling!   I started with a crunchy and salty pretzel roll.  They are one of my absolute favorite rolls and I paired them with something I love to have stuffed in my soft pretzels…jalapenos and cheddar! Homemade Pretzel Rolls Making these pretzel rolls was fairly easy.  They only require one rising so they take around 2 hours total, including rising time, instead of 3 or 4 hours which is usually the time it takes for bread to rise.  Once the bread had risen and I cut it into 18 pieces, I flattened each piece in order to stuff it. Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Rolls I placed chopped jalapenos and shredded cheddar cheese in the middle of the dough ball.  Then I pinched the edges together, then wrapped the pinch parts together and pinched them again at the bottom.   You can seal these however you see fit but I found that this worked well and didn’t let any of the cheese fall out. Pretzel Rolls stuffed with jalapenos and cheddar cheese

The pretzel rolls are boiled and then baked.   They turn a golden brown on the outside.  These rolls have a crunchy exterior and a soft interior filled with the cheese and spicy jalapenos.  They are delicious and perfect as an appetizer, a snack, or even for a quick dinner.

Tasty Homemade Pretzel Rolls stuffed with Jalapenos and Cheddar Cheese

Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls are golden brown and crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside and bursting with jalapenos and cheddar cheese.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 18 pretzel rolls
Author: Hezzi-D


For the Pretzel Rolls:

  • 1 c. lowfat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 packet of rapid rise yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3-4 c. all purposed flour
  • 1 c. baking soda
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Sea Salt

For the filling:

  • 3 Tablespoons jalapenos chopped
  • 1/4 c. cheddar cheese shredded


  • Place the milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute or until just warm.
  • Pour the milk mixture into a large bowl along with the brown sugar and yeast. Mix well.
  • Add in the salt and 3 cups of flour and mix well. Turn the dough onto a flour dusted surface and knead for 5-7 minutes, working in an addition 1/4 cup-1 cup of flour.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Place the dough in the bowl and turn once, coating with oil. Cover with a dish towel and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Turn the dough onto a cutting board and cut into 18 equal pieces. Gently press each piece flat.
  • Place a few jalapenos and a sprinkle of cheese in the middle of each dough. Pinch the edges together and pull into a ball shape.
  • In a large pot bring water and baking soda to a boil. Add the dough balls 5 at a time, boiling for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the pot and place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Carefully slice a small x shape on top of each roll, making sure not to cut to deep.
  • In a small bowl beat the egg along with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the tops of each with the egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.


Pretzel Rolls adapted from Erica's Recipes. The filling is my own creation.

Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Rolls are great as an appetizer or a snack!

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  1. These pretzel rolls sound so delicious! I’ve tasted only pretzels so far but I love the idea of making bread with an jalapeno filling…the cheese will just take it to the next level of deliciousness!! Thanks for sharing Heather!

  2. You had me at Jalapeno! Pretzels rolls is just the cherry on top! What a gorgeous and delicious bread. Super impressed with this one.

  3. These would be a great game or movie watching snack, Heather. I was already sold on jalapeños and cheddar but putting that filling in a pretzel roll kicks it up a notch or three!

  4. I’ve never made pretzel rolls and I’m not quite sure why, they seems so much easier than making a normal one. And you can’t so easily put this delicious filling in normal ones!

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