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Pretzel Dogs with Beer Cheese Dip served with a beer

Pretzel Dogs with Beer Cheese Dip

Serve up these savory, salty Pretzel Dogs with Beer Cheese Dip at your next gathering, or make them as a fun snack to eat while watching your favorite sports team on tv!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 384kcal
Author Teri
Cost $8


For Beer Cheese Dip

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • cups beer
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

For Pretzel Dogs

  • 1 bag pizza dough pre-made in bakery section
  • 1 package Lil Smokies sausages
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • sea salt coarse


For Beer Cheese Dip

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour and cook for 2-3 minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste. Slowly add in beer, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Add shredded cheese, mustard and salt and pepper. If cheese is too thick, you can add more beer to thin it out.

For Pretzel Dogs

  • Let dough sit out for about an hour so it can come to room temperature and rise a little.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add two Tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Cut off small pieces of the dough a little less than the width of the sausage, and about 2 inches long. Stretch it out longer, and wrap around the sausage. Pinch the end of the dough into the dough that is already on the sausage. Continue until all sausages are wrapped. If there is leftover dough, I like to cut it into small pieces to make plain pretzel nuggets.
  • Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Drop pretzel dogs into boiling water, letting them cook for about 30 seconds. They will rise to the top when they are ready. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Beat one egg in a small bowl and add a couple teaspoons of water.
  • After all pretzel dogs have been boiled, brush with the egg wash and sprinkle sea salt on top.
  • Bake for about 8-12 minutes. They are done when they are a golden brown color.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1693mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 1mg