Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Cheesy bacon deliciousness baked into softy salty bread? This magical combination will have every Baconeer drooling. With a spin on a classic bacon grilled cheese, our love for melted cheesy bacon snacks has reached a new level. No, you’re not dreaming, but this may be the closest you will get to the clouds of bacon heaven.



  • 3/4 cup of crumbled bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 of cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (2 packets) of dry yeast
  • 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of fine salt
  • 1/3 cup of baking soda
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • Coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • Chopped fresh herbs



  • Heat up the milk in the microwave for about a minute and a half.
  • Stir in yeast and let it sit for three minutes.
  • Add the butter, sugar, and flour (one cup at a time, don’t go overboard here). Then, stir in the fine salt.
  • Knead with mixer or by hand for about 10 minutes.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and set the mixture in a warm place for about an hour. The mixture should rise and double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pat down the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 12 sections and flatten each one into a 3-inch wide circle
  • Place a couple tablespoons of cheese and one tablespoon of bacon in each and curl into a ball. Add more bacon if you’re a true bacon fan.
  • Combine the warm water and baking soda into a bowl.
  • Dip each roll into the water mixture.
  • Place on greased baking sheet before dusting with salt.
  • Cut a slit in each roll with a knife.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Anxiously pace till it’s done.
  • Combine butter, garlic, and paprika and microwave until the butter is melted.
  • After microwaving, add the herbs.
  • Glaze the rolls as soon as they are browned.
  • Serve and bask in the glory of your cooking talent.


This post was adapted from Yammie at Yammie’s Noshery. The original recipe can be found here.


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