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Cheesy Pretzel Knots How-To

If the big game has you tied in knots, try these cheesy pretzel bites instead.
Amy Erickson
What better way to enjoy an afternoon of sports than with a huge platter of ooey-gooey, bacon-stuffed pretzels? They’re easy enough to pop in your mouth with one hand and grip the remote with the other – ha! Just watch as a huddle forms around these babies – you’ll need to call a time-out just to make sure there’s one left for you. 

Unroll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust onto cutting board. Cut out 10 to 15 (5x3-inch) strips. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each strip; sprinkle each with bacon. Wrap dough around cheese and bacon to resemble knot; pinch dough to seal tightly.

Chunk of cheese and bacon on a strip of dough

Place knots on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush them with oil.

Knots of dough being brushed with a butter

Now sprinkle the tops with some coarse salt. This is what gives them a pretzel flavor.

Knots of dough sprinkled with salt

Bake at 350°F for approximately 15 minutes, or until they’re slightly golden. Serve warm and gooey with some salsa or queso for dipping and dip away.

Cheesy Pretzel Knots

About Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It!

For Amy, life’s too short not to stop and smell the sugar. She’s always after the next, best-tasting concoction, and has created some all-time Pillsbury favorites, including Boston Cream Doughnut Holes, Crescent Enchiladas and French Toast Monkey Bread. Her kitchen is a laboratory of pure fun, and her can-do, family-friendly recipes are impossible to resist.