Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pillsbury Pizza Pretzels (Throwback Thursday Series)


My original photo on 11-2011
On 11-18-2011 I wrote: I got this idea for pizza pretzels from the Pillsbury site.  It was such an easy and fun looking recipe that I knew the little ones would love helping me in the kitchen.   I was right, because my kids had such a fun time making these pretzels and  layering the pizza ingredients inside.   The entire family loved eating them (what's not to love it's a big pretzel with pizza filling inside).  You can play around with this recipe and make it vegetarian, fill it with other filling like cream cheese and veggies.  The possibilities are endless with this simple method.   I will definitely be experimenting with this recipe again and again. If you have kids I really recommend you to try it.  If you don't have kids and are just a big kid at heart you'll love it too. : )

Note:  Throwback Thursday is a new series where I take some of my original posts here on  Curry and Comfort and redo them so I can take better photos.

To make 4 giant pizza pretzels you will need:
1 canister Pillsbury pizza dough (I recommend regular not thin crust)
6 sticks of string cheese
Some Pepperoni slices
Some jar tomato sauce for dipping

 Roll out your pizza dough on a surface you can cut on
 Cut the dough into four strips (from side to side) The easiest way to do this is to cut the dough into half and then each half into half again.
 Place pepperoni slices along each strip of dough
 Place string cheese along the length of the dough. You will want to cut the string cheese into half (lengthwise). So you will use 6 sticks but place 12 total for your four strips.

 Roll up the sides of each dough strip over pepperoni and cheese, and tightly seal together. You will need to stretch dough as necessary to fully enclose the cheese and pepperoni. Then pinch the ends to seal.

Form into your desired pretzel shape. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place pretzels to bake.

 To top the pretzel you will need:

Some grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbs olive oil
white sesame seeds (optional)

Brush each pretzel with olive oil and sprinkle parmesan cheese/sesame seed topping over each pretzel.

 Bake at 425 degrees for 13-17 minutes. Mine were done at 15 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite pizza/spaghetti sauce for dipping. 

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  1. Pepperoni pizza stuffed pretzels...Awesome idea!

  2. These are just awesome. I love these! My husband would kill someone for one.

  3. This is a very cool idea. I love pizza any way it can be made. Thanks for the tip.

  4. These are a fun way to eat pizza :-) I bet kids would just love them!

  5. What a creative way to invert a pizza AND pretzelify it! :) Cute!

  6. This could not be more brilliant. My husband will flip over this idea!

  7. Seriously, amazing!! My mouth is still watering from looking at the broccoli cheese bread bowls and now this? Definitly something my hubby would love as well. You've realy got a knack for comfort food, I want these!!

  8. Hello delicious! What an easy and yummy dish! :D

  9. This sounds like great bad-for-you weekend food...mmm.

  10. I think these would be so much fun for me and my husband. I cannot way to try it.

  11. This is great Ramona and so much fun to eat!

  12. Ramona, those look terrific! I looked at your top picture and had no idea they were STUFFED! That makes them over-the-top delicious!

  13. Love this, Ramona!! Who wouldn't love a cheese-stuffed pretzel like this?!

  14. I love soft pretzels, I love pizza, combine them and I'm in paradise! They look so delicious :)

  15. Wow.. awesome and delicious recipe.. looks perfect. thanks for the recipe :)

  16. I SWEAR ... you have the BEST ideas!

  17. Oh, WOW! These look delectable!!! Excellent idea...I had no idea they were stuffed till I scrolled down~

  18. As if soft pretzels weren't already good enough on their own! These look scrumptious!

  19. A wonderful recipe for big kids too. Too much fun!

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  21. PIZZA PRETZELS?!?! What an awesome throwback Ramona. :D I've got a throwback lined up for next week as well since there are recipes from way back when that deserve double the love, like these pretzels. Friday night with a few movies and these babies and I'd be set :D

    Enjoy your weekend!


  22. These are crazy good!!!! I've never made pretzels and this looks like a great recipe to start with.

  23. Pretzels look absolutely delicious my friend :)
    Lovely photos!

    Choc Chip Uru

  24. They look great and I love, love, love how eager your kids are to help in the kitchen.

  25. Wow, what a delicious idea!!! I must make these for my kids!!!

  26. Whaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! That is freakin' amazing! OMG I would finish all of those... and eat the crumbs off the floor... :-D I LOOOOVE this series!!

  27. It would be so much better if the ingredients were fresh and not canned US foods.


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