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Grilled Pretzel Dog Recipe

Pretzel wrapped hotdogs with mustard on the side
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Combine two tailgate favs – grilled dogs and soft pretzels – into this crowd-pleasing treat. We’ve made our own dough, but if you’re pinched for time, fresh pizza dough or packaged dough will do!

    1 hrs 7 min - 1 hrs 8 min
    10 min
    1 hrs 18 min


  • 8 hotdogs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 ¼ tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp. baking soda
  • Pretzel salt
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


  1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, yeast and warm water in a large mixing bowl and knead until soft. Cover the dough ball in flour, and then let rest for 1 hour.
  2. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Pour into a shallow pan, like a brownie pan, and let cool.
  3. Divide dough into 8 even chunks, and then let rest another 5 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rope. Soak ropes in baking soda-water mixture 2-3 minutes.
  5. Preheat pizza stone on medium-high.
  6. Starting at one end, wrap each hotdog in a rope of dough, pinching the ends together to secure.
  7. When all dogs are wrapped, place on pizza stone and grill for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove, brush with butter and sprinkle with salt – serve immediately and eat warm.