Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Buns
02 hrs 30 min
02 hrs 45 min


12 frozen dinner rolls

6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend quartered

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 teaspoon sugar

6 cups water

1 , large Land O Lakes® Egg slightly beaten

Coarse sea salt

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Spray baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Place rolls onto sheet; cover lightly with plastic food wrap. Let rise at room temperature 1 1/2-2 hours or until completely thawed and rolls feel soft.

  2. STEP 2

    Stack 2 quarters cheese; fold in half. Fold in half again, forming small cube. Press cheese into center of roll; seal dough around cheese, pinching edges tightly. Repeat with remaining cheese and rolls. Place onto baking sheet; let rest 15 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 425°F. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place water into large saucepan; bring to boil over high heat. Carefully add baking soda and sugar. (Water will bubble up, then return to a gentle boil.) Drop 4 rolls into gently boiling water; cook, turning once, about 30 seconds per side or until surface of dough has lightly bubbled appearance. Remove with slotted spoon; place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls.

  5. STEP 5

    Brush each roll with beaten egg; sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. Serve warm.

Tip #1

- To make ahead and freeze, prepare according to directions. Allow to cool completely 1-2 hours. Store in resealable plastic food bag in freezer.

Tip #2

- To reheat, place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425ºF, 15 minutes or until deep golden brown and cheese is melted in center. Cool 3 minutes. Serve warm.


5Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
920Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


Explore reviews from
our online community

  January 17, 2017

These are easy and so good! My kids and husband eat them faster than I can make them! (I just use American cheese to stuff them).

— says Sarah
  May 31, 2014

I've made these twice so far and they disappear in a hurry. My husband requested me to make them for his poker guys when they play at our place. I used Colby jack cheese the second time, but I feel they were more flavorful with the cheddar

— says Deb
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