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Garlic Cheese Sauce and Pretzel Bites

Garlic Cheese Sauce and Pretzel Bites

You won't be able to stop eating these chewy pretzel bites dipped in garlicky cheese sauce. Frozen bread dough makes these gameday appetizers simple!

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1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 15 min
Total Time


Pretzel Bites

12 unbaked frozen dinner rolls

6 cups water

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 teaspoon sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

Coarse sea salt

Cheese Sauce

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, chopped

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Spray baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Place dinner 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

    Cut each roll into quarters. 

  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 a boil over high heat. Carefully add baking soda and sugar. (Water will bubble up, then return to a gentle boil.) Drop half of dough pieces into gently boiling water; cook, stirring lightly, about 1 minute or until surface of dough has lightly bubbled appearance. Remove with slotted spoon; place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.

  5. STEP 5

    Brush each dough bite with beaten egg; sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. STEP 6

    Meanwhile, melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add garlic; continue cooking 1 minute or until fragrant. Add flour; stir to combine. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk until well combined. Add cheese, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with warm pretzel bites. 

Nutrition (1 serving)

200 Calories
9 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
1010 Sodium (mg)
23 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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