Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzels

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Buns

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These Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Buns are kinda like a big, soft, salty-ish, pizza-y, cheesy pretzel pillow with stringy mozzarella, spinach and sausage. They don’t mind being dipped in marinara, but they’re absolutely divine just the way they are.

You need some warm comfort food for your Sunday…don’t you.

Yes, of course you do. 

You’re going to want to put aside a little time and make these – they’re so worth it.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Remember a few days ago when I told you about the perfect pretzel dough recipe?

I’ve made another recipe using it.

This is very much like a version of my lasagna stuffed into a big fat pretzel.

Sans tomato sauce and ricotta.

Italian sausage, spinach and mozzarella cheese stuffed into a pretzel bun.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Buns

They’re pretty intense.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel BunsMy opinion is that if you do opt for dunking it, try a good Puttanesca sauce.

They’re soooo good either way.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzels

I’m addicted to the pretzel alone.

Here’s your printable-

Yield: 6 Pretzels

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pretzels
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Pretzel Dough from Oh Sweet Basil
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage, browned and crumbled
  • 6 oz. spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Water, for boiling
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • Sea salt


  1. Make pretzel dough and let it rise.
  2. Combine the sausage, spinach and cheese in a mixing bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat oven to 450.
  4. Divide dough into 8 pieces and smooth them into flat circular discs using your hands.
  5. Put a heaping tablespoon of sausage mixture into the center of each disc, then fold the pretzel dough around it to make a ball.
  6. Add the baking soda to a large stock pot of water and bring to a boil.
    Very gently add the pretzel buns to the boiling water, just a few at a time, and boil for 30 seconds.
  7. Remove using a slotted spoon to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 7618mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g

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  • Mommy on Demand
    February 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for coming over and sharing at The Weekend Retreat hope to see you back on Thursday!! 

  • Jenna
    February 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    this looks so decadent, I have pretzels on my to try list~I will check out the dough recipe, thanks so much!

  • Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
    February 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    These look so good! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/02/make-it-pretty-monday-week-89.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Create With Joy
    February 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    What an amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    Congratulations – you are one of our Featured Guests this week!

    Look forward to seeing what’s cooking in your kitchen this week!

  • Joyce @ It's Your Life
    February 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Came for the party, saw this recipe, and oh my so have to make, pinned to my everything yummy board. Off to party and share.

  • Katherines Corner
    February 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!!! I must pin!I invite you to share it at my hop today. Hugs!

  • Mika
    February 13, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Beautiful. Looks delicious.I cant wait to try this one!

    Coming from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Visit my blog and say Hi!

  • Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
    February 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    I love anything in a pretzel bun! This looks delicious.

  • Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}
    February 10, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Wow these look absolutely amazing. I don’t have everything to make these tonight, but I think I will take a few things that I do have and make it work! I want to make these as directed though soon!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    February 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    It’s 7am and I’m swooning. I wonder how the family would feel if I said this is what we needed for breakfast. 🙂

  • Shea
    February 9, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    It would make a fantastic breakfast! And I would even dip them in your peach chutney 😉

  • Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    February 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    This looks so fun. Filled with good stuff!

  • Shea
    February 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Thanks Peter!

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