Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

If you love Reuben sandwiches, these Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels are the perfect treat! They're cheesy, soft, and delicious. These keto soft pretzels are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels

Our Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels are the keto appetizer or snack that you are going to want to make immediately!

You've never tasted anything like these – they're the perfect cheesy Reuben upgrade to our classic keto pretzels!

They are soft, chewy, and perfectly crispy. The Reuben dip on top makes them so deliciously hearty!

What's in Keto Soft Pretzels?

The first step in this recipe is to make your pretzels!

Here's what you need in your kitchen to make the keto soft pretzels:

How to Make Keto Pretzels 

Stop right here! And check out this video to see how to make the pretzels!

It gives you a step-by-step tutorial so you know exactly how to make them.

Step #1. Melt Your Cheese

The dough for the soft pretzel uses a combination of melted mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.

Pop the cheese in the microwave for a total of 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds.

Make sure all the cheese is completely melted.

If you notice any tiny shreds that aren't melted, keep melting it.

Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels

Step #2. Make the Pretzel Dough

In a large bowl fitted to stand mixer with a hook attachment, mix together the pretzel ingredients, then add in the melted cheese mixture.

Beat on medium speed until all the ingredients are combined, scraping the sides of the bowl to help get the dough mixed together.

Allow the dough to cool slightly for 10 minutes so that it is easier to work with.

Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels

Step #3. Roll Out the Dough Into a U Shape

Tape a large sheet of parchment to your counter.

Portion the dough into 9 equal portions. This will make medium-sized pretzels!

First, make a long snake out of your dough using your rolling pin. Then, form the letter U.

Keto Reuben Soft Pretzels

Step #4. Lay the Left Leg On Top of the Right One

Next, pick up the left “leg” of the U, and put it on top of the right one to create a loop.

It should look like the photo below.

Step #5. Twist the “Legs” Once

Pick up the legs and twist them once, putting the left one underneath the right one – it's like rope braiding!

It should look like the photo below.

Step #6. Pull the Legs Down and Form a Pretzel Shape

Now you are ready to make it look like a pretzel.

Just take those twisted “legs” and pull them down to lay them on the middle of the pretzel.

Step #7. Bake the Keto Soft Pretzels

Now that you have all of your pretzels formed, sprinkle some salt on the pretzels before you bake them.

Make sure you also brush them with melted butter. Otherwise, the salt won't stick to the pretzels if you wait until the end.

Bake the pretzels in the oven at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Keep the Keto Pretzel Dough Thin

Since the pretzels rise in the oven, roll the pretzel dough out into ropes that are no thicker than 3/4 inch thick.

In other words, you want them to look like thin snakes.

That way, they maintain their shape and you can spoon Reuben dip on top – yum!!

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Make the Reuben Topping

Now its time to take these keto soft pretzels to the next level! 

A classic Reuben sandwich consists of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing and those are the exact ingredients in our topping.

All you have to do it put all the ingredients in a bowl. When pretzels are done baking, put a generous amount of Reuben dip on top.

Top with more Swiss cheese shreds and sprinkle a little seasoning on top.

Put back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Looking for More Keto Appetizer Recipes?

If you’d like more delicious low-carb appetizers that are perfectly keto, then check out these favorites:


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