Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns

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 – so worth it.


Remember a few days ago when I told you about the perfect pretzel dough recipe? Here’s another recipe using it. This is like a version of my lasagna I like to make, but stuffed into a big fat pretzel.

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

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They’re pretty intense.


You could dunk them in some marinara; but it’s optional. They’re soooo good by themselves.

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I’m addicted to the pretzel alone.

Here’s your printable-

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Yield: About 8 buns

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns


  • 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


  • Make pretzel dough and let it rise.
  • Combine the sausage, spinach and cheese in a mixing bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces and smooth them into flat circular discs using your hands.
  • Put a heaping tablespoon of sausage mixture into the center of each disc, then fold the pretzel dough around it to make a ball.
  • 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.
  • Remove using a slotted spoon to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.

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

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

  3. 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. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  4. 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!
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  5. 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.
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  6. Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!!! I must pin!I invite you to share it at my hop today. Hugs!
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  7. Beautiful. Looks delicious.I cant wait to try this one!

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  8. I love anything in a pretzel bun! This looks delicious.
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  9. 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!
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  10. It’s 7am and I’m swooning. I wonder how the family would feel if I said this is what we needed for breakfast. 🙂
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  11. This looks so fun. Filled with good stuff!

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