Buttery, savory, garlic parmesan soft pretzels that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. These pretzels offer sophisticated flavor in a fun game-day form!
Please welcome the lovely Rachael from Eazy Peazy Mealz! She’s here to share this mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Soft Pretzel recipe with you and will be sharing a new recipe every month. Please give her a warm welcome! -Tessa
I don’t know about you guys, but there is just something about a soft pretzel that takes me straight to a sporting stadium. Usually baseball, but really it could be any stadium. I am kind of a “Go Sports!” “Yay Team!” kind of girl. I like sports, but mostly participating in them. But one thing I LOVE is the food associated with sports. If I hear the word “meatballs” I immediately think “Tailgating”. I love a good game day spread. Tailgating, carbs, and the smell of stadium hot dogs, popcorn, and my all-time-favorite: Soft Pretzels!
My husband on the other hand can’t get enough sports, and my son follows right in his footsteps. I constantly get to hear the ESPN updates, and random facts about this player or that. I made the mistake of letting my son install the ESPN app to his iPod and so every time he gets a notification, I get a very excited boy telling me whatever it was he just read from the screen. The upside is, he is reading…A LOT!
But anyway, I like sports, I LOVE food. And soft pretzels rate pretty high on my list. There is just something so good about a nice crispy outside, and a pillowy soft inside, with the tang of salt, and the various dipping sauces that makes my mouth water! I typically go for the sweet over the savory, so when I was making these soft pretzels I made a few different versions, one with cinnamon and sugar. But I kept coming back to the idea of a garlic parmesan pretzel. It just sounded so good. And so I went to work, and these beauties were the result!
I like to make my soft pretzels a little smaller than what you would find at the stadium. I have kids, and thought these would be a fun after school snack, but didn’t want them to be too full for dinner. So I divided my dough into 12 evenly sized balls (You can use a kitchen scale to make sure they are exact), and rolled them out!
My whole family loved them, and I hope you will too.
Don’t they just look so great? Well here are a few tips to help you get great results:
Knead: You need to knead. This lets the gluten develop, which in turns helps them be stretchy and elastic so you can get a nice pretzel shape.
Baking Soda Bath: Don’t be afraid of this step. It is really easy, and makes a big difference in getting that crispy outside with the soft inside. Just remember to do them one at a time.
Egg wash: This helps them brown up. Don’t skip it!
Bonus: Brush them with melted butter after removing from oven for even more delicious flavor!
Hi, I'm Rachael, mom to 4 little ones, and lover of all things food. I believe families should eat together, but know there is a lot of hassle and stress around dinner time. I try to make it easy peasy by making great food that is simple to make!
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