Signature Keto Soft Pretzels with Creamy Cheese Dip & Mustard Butter

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Our Keto Soft Pretzels rival any standard carb-filled pretzel in terms of softness and chewiness. Pair these with your choice of Creamy Cheese Dip or Mustard Butter or both! These keto soft pretzels are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

Keto Soft Pretzels

Keto Soft Pretzels

Our Keto 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 are soft and chewy. They crisp up perfectly. And the large salt crystals satiate any salty-snack craving you have.

Keto Soft Pretzels

Your Favorite Low-Carb Pretzels

These are going to become your favorite homemade low-carb pretzels. Make them once, and you'll be hooked. We promise!

Every single bite tastes like carb-filled goodness. But there are only 3.6 grams of net carbs in each pretzel!

It's like keto magic.

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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.

What's in Keto Soft Pretzels?

If you have baked any keto desserts lately, you probably have these ingredients on hand already. The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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

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Is Dry Yeast Keto-Friendly?

Yes, yeast is keto-friendly. Most people associate yeast with carby breads like white or wheat bread. Yeast is the ingredient that makes the bread fluffy.

So the yeast in this recipe makes it softer, chewier and helps it rise in the oven.

Without the yeast, these pretzels would look more like flat bread.

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How to Store Keto Soft Pretzels

These are so yummy, you'll be tempted to eat them all in one day. We suggest freezing a large batch of them so you can eat them later on.

You can store them at room temperature on the counter top for a day.

Or, put them in the refrigerator in a sealed container or bag, for about a week.

They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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How to Freeze Keto Pretzels

Since these are so tasty, you might want to bake up a double batch and freeze them. Here's how to freeze our keto soft pretzels, and how to thaw them to eat later.

  1. Let them cool off completely. You can do this by just letting them sit on the counter or store them in the fridge.
  2. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap. This is especially important if you are going to be thawing them individually. The plastic wrap will also make sure they don't freeze together in one big clump.
  3. Put them all in a zippered freezer bag. Label the bag with the date you froze them.

When you are ready to thaw a few, just pull them out and put them in the refrigerator. They will thaw overnight.

Then, you can either warm them back up in the oven or in the microwave. The microwave might change the texture a bit. We suggest warming them in the oven, at 300°F for about 10-15 minutes.

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The Best Dipping Sauce for Keto Pretzels

These pretzels taste great with so many different dipping sauces!

Want to make your dip spicy? Add a few drops of hot sauce, or sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

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What Equipment You Need

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What to Use Instead of a Stand Mixer

If you don't have a stand mixer, get one. It makes this recipe so much easier. Plus, you'll use it over and over again – like if you make our keto cinnamon rolls.

But if you don't have one right this minute, you can mix the dough by hand with quite a bit of elbow grease.

Don't use an electric mixer, because the dough will stick to the beaters and it will be a mess. Trust us – we know from experience!

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What Type of Salt to Use On Top of Soft Pretzels

Any kind of coarse salt works for these.

If you want, you can even use pink Himalayan salt.

We think this sea salt looks – and tastes – amazing on the pretzels.

Keto Soft Pretzels

Keto Soft Pretzel Dough 

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

Make sure all the cheese is completely melted.

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

Let the Dough Cool Before Rolling It Out

This is going to be a super-sticky dough.

It's a lot easier to work with if you let it cool off completely after melting the mozzarella.

It usually takes about 10 minutes to cool down enough to work with.

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How to Make the Perfect Soft Pretzel Shape

There's an art to folding the perfect soft pretzel shape. We have some step-by-step pictures to help you see the entire process.

But first, tape down your parchment paper onto your kitchen counter and grab your rolling pin.

You'll be rolling out very sticky dough. Taping down the paper will save you a lot of frustration.

Keto Soft Pretzels

Step #1. Roll Out the Dough Into a U Shape

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

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Step #2. 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.

It should look like the photo below.

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Step #3. Twist the “Legs” Once

Pick up the legs and twist them once, putting the left one underneath the right one.

It should look like the photo below.

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Step #4. 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 towards you and lay them on the middle of the pretzel.

See! Aren't they pretty?

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Step #5. Bake the Keto Soft Pretzels

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

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.

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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.

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How to Make Different-Sized Pretzels

Here are the sizes and shapes for other pretzels.

  • For 12 small pretzels, roll the dough out in 14-inch long ropes.
  • For 9 medium pretzels, roll the dough out into 18-inch long ropes.
  • For 4 large pretzels, roll the dough out into 24-inch long ropes.

Then just follow the same method as detailed above to create your pretzel shapes.

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Looking for More Keto Appetizer Recipes?

If you’d like more delicious Italian Recipes that are perfectly keto, then check out these favorites:

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