Simple & delicious these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs are the perfect combination of a hot dog and a soft pretzel- a kid favorite in our home.

I love simple meals especially in the summer since the kids are home for all three meals. I try to make something fun, so these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs are one of my fun lunches that the kids love, especially my son Madden. I will have to admit I sort of like them too!

Looking for some other easy meal ideas check out some of our other family favorites: Sheet Pan Pizza, 5 Ingredient Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup, Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders, and Baked Ranch Chicken Taquitos.

Looking for a few easy sweet treats for snack or dessert, you will want to try these: Caramel Apple Pie Taquitos, Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars, Horsetooth Trail Mix, Chimney Park Trail Mix, and Copycat Dairy Queen Crunch Cone.

photo of pretzel hot dogs on a plate, dipping one into a small bowl of honey mustard sauce

My kids went through a phase when they were all under the age of 8, where hot dogs were the most requested menu item. And I a completely guilty that I gave in to their request every single time. Now while they seriously would eat any sort of hot dogs, I, on the other hand, am very picky about what kind of hot dog I’ll eat.

For me all-beef hot dogs are the only way to go unless of course, I am at the ballpark then it doesn’t seem to matter what kind of hot dog they serve, they are always delicious.

close up photo of pretzel hot dog on a sheet pan

My son Madden is currently obsessed with my neighbor Jamie’s Chili and Cheese Hot Dogs. I recently called her for the recipe and she literally couldn’t stop laughing.

Jamie, once she was done giggling, said, “Oh, Sandra how embarrassing but I use canned Hormel Chili and just normal all-beef hot dogs.” Simple and easy. I was like well I can manage that.

And then I remembered these hot dogs! I decided to surprise the kids and whip up a batch. It had been a while since we made these and they were so happy!

photo of unbaked pretzel hot dogs on a sheet pan lined with parchment

Gone are the days where I would cut up the hot dogs into little, tiny, itsy-bitsy pieces. They now eat them in a bun drench in their favorite toppings. Now hot dogs are fancily dressed because all of my kids are foodies this can be an ordeal. But these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs need nothing but a dip, if even that.

My favorite dip is my homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Even my kids who aren’t a fan of mustard tried it and liked it. I love the combination of these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs and the Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Cheese sauce works well too!

photo of a stack of pretzel hot dogs with honey mustard dipping sauce in a small bowl

These are great to make a big batch of and take them to the park, ball game, or even to a barbecue. I can guarantee they will be the first item devoured at a summer get-together.

So whether you are looking for a way to spruce up dinner or lunch or impress the kiddos at a barbecue {even though adults will love them too} try these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs.

photo of pretzel hot dogs stacked on a white plate with side of honey mustard dipping sauce

So if you’re looking for an easy meal that impressed everyone at your next game day party, neighborhood barbecue or you want to fancy it up a bit for the kids, try these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs, you will devour them just ask quickly as the kids. Everyone loves these!

Enjoy friends! XOXO San

Need some more fun ideas for your next get-together or barbecue to go along with these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs? Check out some of my favorite Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Brown Sugar, Fruity Rice Krispie Kebabs, and Salad Snack On A Stick {personal favorite!}. Fun Drink ideas Copycat Hawaiian Punch and Pineapple Orange Punch. Enjoy friends! XOXO San

Don’t forget to pin these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 28 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 253 kcal
Simple & delicious these Easy Pretzel Hot Dogs are the perfect combination of a hot dog and a soft pretzel- a kid favorite in our home. 


  • 8 raw frozen dinner rolls defrost them according to package directions
  • 8 hot dogs {all beef is our preference}
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • coarse salt
  • Ketchup and/or honey mustard sauce


  • Defrost rolls according to package directions.
  • Roll each dinner roll into an 18 inch rope. Wind each one around a hot dog from top to bottom.
  • Press the dough onto itself at top and bottom so it doesn't unroll.
  • Boil 3 quarts of water. Carefully pour soda into boiling water. Place 2 wrapped pretzel dogs into the water for about 30 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon to a cooling rack. Repeat until all pretzel dogs are boiled. Place boiled pretzel dogs on a sprayed baking sheet.
  • Combine egg and water and mix well. Brush pretzel dogs with egg wash and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450°F 6-8 minutes or until dark golden brown. Serve with ketchup and mustard.
Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1715mgPotassium: 66mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know what you think!

Similar Posts


      1. Are you using raw bread or dinner roll dough? If not, that’s what you should be using. I just get dough from my local pizzeria!

  1. Love pretzel dogs. Wondering if you could leave out the step of boiling them in the baking soda or decrease the amount of baking soda? They were a little too salty. Recipe was easy to follow.

  2. What effect does the par boiling and baking soda have on the finished product? I’m curious — thanks

  3. Made these last night and they are so so so good! Very easy too! I used kosher salt on some of them and everything (poppy seed, sesame seed, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and salt) on the others. Both were great. I did have a question – I’m about to give birth in a few months and thought these might be good if there was a way to make a bunch, freeze them and reheat. Do you know if these are freezer friendly and how I could reheat? Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Oh my goodness, I need this in my life! I can imagine how amazing these would be with some beer cheese!

  5. The kids are going flip when they see these for dinner….I’m sure my husband and I might have one as well 😉

  6. I made these and they were great! Thank you! My question is can they be made ahead of time without the dough rising more? When I defrosted the Rhodes rolls they rose sooo much it was one huge ball of dough.

    1. Oh no! You can definitely just let them rise until they’ve about doubled, it may be more or less time for you depending on how warm your kitchen is!

    1. Sorry about that, it seems the rolls hadn’t been calculated in. It is corrected now, the total carbs is 12g per hot dog. Thank you for pointing that out!

    1. If you’re using the same amount of water it shouldn’t be a problem! You may not have to, but if the water does get low be sure to add more baking soda to any water you add to the pot. The baking soda is what gives the pretzel dough the golden-brown crust, so it is important!

  7. Is there a reason the dough has to be frozen first? Can I just use a can of pillsbury rolls? I bought frozen dinner rolls like in the instructions but now see that they were already cooked so they won’t work.

    1. We usually use uncooked frozen yeast dinner rolls that require rising time. The flavor is a bit different than pillsbury rolls but you can give it a try if it’s what you have. For reference, these are the rolls we usually use for these pretzel dogs!

  8. 5 stars
    Yes, the kids love these but they are definitely a Mom and Dad favorite too! I’m actually not sure who loves them more.

  9. 5 stars
    I love this idea! Pretzel hot dogs sound like just what I need and what my boys will love for lunch this weekend!!

    1. You can totally move on to another recipe that is similar on another site or just scroll, no reason to read it if you don’t want to.
      Also, my blog with a free recipe for you, enjoy.

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe idea on hot dog. I love to try different recipe ideas and I always try to do my level best. But currently, I am busy at this site and help people with having free video chat all over the world. I can not wait to get ready this delicious hit dog. I hope my family members will enjoy this.

  11. 5 stars
    Quickly became a favorite in our house. Was asked if these could become a weekly meal. Im not complaining, they are delicious!

  12. 5 stars
    QUESTION!!! I’m wanting to make a large batch for a baby shower (among other things), and I’m wondering if I can do the boiling part ahead of time or the day before, and I’m wondering if this will stop the rising process, and then I might do the baking part the day or time of the party. Have you tested something like this out? Or do you find reheating will do just fine?

    1. 5 stars
      The boiling does not stop the rising. I saw on another site, when somebody asked about freezing pretzel dogs, the author said to bake them just until they are barely beginning to brown, then freeze them, then finish baking later. I don’t see why this wouldn’t work in this situation, just without the freezing part. Yes, I know this post is too late for the original questioner, but I felt it might be useful for others

  13. 5 stars
    I’ve made these several times now and my husband always enjoys them. I like making them and they taste so much better than a hot dog and a bun. I have a sweet hot mustard I got from Hickory farms that taste great on these!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating