Oven Baked Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Bobbie Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Oven Baked Soft Pretzels

Grab a bite of these golden brown, homemade soft pretzels! It’s baked to savory perfection, and whipped up in just under two hours.

Preparation: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



For Dough:

  • cupwater,warm
  • 1tspsugar
  • 2tspsalt
  • tspactive dry yeast,(1 package)
  • 4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2ozbutter,melted

For Water Bath:

  • 10cupswater
  • cupbaking soda

For Topping:

  • 1large egg yolk,beaten with 1 tbsp water
  • kosher salt


  1. Combine the water, sugar, salt, and yeast in a stand mixer. Let sit for 5 to10 minutes or until foamy.

  2. Add 2 cups of flour and the butter to the yeast mixture. With a dough hook, mix on low. Continue adding flour a bit at a time until combined.

  3. Knead in the mixer with the hook for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth, or knead on the counter by hand for about 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the dough, place in an oiled bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place and allow to rise for 60 minutes or until the dough has doubled.

  5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line baking pans with parchment paper. Bring the water and baking soda to a boil.

  6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, then roll each piece into a 24-inch rope. Form the dough into a “U” shape. Cross the two ends over each other, then fold down to the bottom of the U to form a pretzel shape. Repeat with remaining pretzels.

  7. Gently place the pretzels on a large spatula, then lower into the boiling water. Let boil for 10 to 15 seconds.

  8. Gently lift out of the water, let the excess drip off, then place on prepared pan; allowing at least 2 inches between pretzels.

  9. Brush each pretzel with egg wash, then sprinkle with salt.

  10. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 291.25kcal
  • Fat: 7.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.95g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.81g
  • Fiber: 2.02g
  • Sugar: 0.71g
  • Protein: 7.36g
  • Cholesterol: 38.29mg
  • Sodium: 5051.56mg
  • Calcium: 24.42mg
  • Potassium: 82.84mg
  • Iron: 2.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 56.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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