Sausage Pretzel Bites

sausage pretzel bites with mustard

As a ‘game day’ enthusiast, I am always looking for new and fun snacks and bite-sized foods to enjoy. Nothing beats a tasty treat while watching my favorite football team grind their opponents into the dirt. These sausage pretzel bites are perfect for this activity.

They are easy to make and they are delicious. The smoked spiciness of the sausage goes perfectly with the fresh-made pretzel. Add a good mustard … forget about it!

How To Make Sausage Pretzel Bites

It’s just a matter of wrapping the cut pieces of sausage in the prepared pizza dough, boiling them for about 30 seconds, then tossing them into the oven.

It’s super simple and you end up with a very tasty gastro pub appetizer that will impress your guests and leave them begging for more.

We recommend Conecuh sausage. We have tried different ones and Conecuh is the perfect bite size you’re looking for. It also has a tiny bit of heat and smokiness that we love. But if you have a favorite, go with your personal preference.

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 lbs of smoked sausage (spicy is optional, but I love it!)
  • 1 lb of prepared pizza dough ( <– recipe and instructions )
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • Coarse sea salt or pretzel salt
  • A decent stone ground mustard or favorite dipping sauce
cut sausage links

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the sausage into 1 1/2 inch portions and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangular shape measuring 16 x12 inches.

dough cut into strips

Cut the dough crosswise into 16 pieces (1×12 inch piece). Next, cut them in half so you end up with 32 strips of dough measuring 1×6 inches each.

Taking one piece of dough, wrap around one piece of sausage overlapping the edges, leaving the ends of the sausage exposed.

sausage links wrapped in dough

Continue this process until all the pieces of sausage have been wrapped.

Bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda to the boiling water a little at a time, to prevent it from boiling over.

Boil wrapped sausages in batches (about 5-7 at a time) in the soda water mixture for 30 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon or similar utensil.

unbaked sausage pretzel bites with egg wash and pretzel salt on a cooking sheet

Place the boiled wrapped sausage onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat the egg and add 1 tbsp of water to make an egg wash. Coat each bite liberally with egg wash and top with a sprinkle of pretzel salt or coarse salt.

Bake the sausage pretzel bites for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

sausage pretzel bites on a black plate with serving dishes

Remove from the oven and serve immediately with a good stone-ground mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.

Conclusion

Sausage pretzel bites on a black plate with stone ground mustard garnish

We’ve made these a handful of times and each time they surprise me as to how good they are. You can really have fun with this recipe. Mix it up with a different sausage or add a variety of dipping sauces.

You can stick with this or try something else but one thing is for certain: it’ll be damn good! That mix of soft pretzel with the smoky bite of sausage is amazing!

This recipe is perfect for any gathering you might be having. Parties, game day, even movie night.

Sausage pretzel bites on a black plate with stone ground mustard garnish

It’s quick, it’s easy, and most importantly, it’s good! Everybody likes pigs in a blanket. They’re gonna LOVE these.

I haven’t done it yet, but I’m thinking next time I’ll have some sort of cheese sauce with it. That’d be good, too!

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Sausage Pretzel Bites Recipe

sausage pretzel bites with mustard
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Sausage Pretzel Bites Recipe

These smoked sausage pretzel bites make for a perfect bite sized appetizer for your next game day get-together. Super easy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gameday, sausage, soft pretzels
Servings: 12
Calories: 326kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Smoked sausage optional – spicy
  • 1 lb Prepared pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Baking soda
  • 1 large Egg beaten, for egg wash
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • Coarse sea salt or pretzel salt
  • Stone ground mustard optional – for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the sausage into 1 1/2 inch portions and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangular shape measuring 16 x12 inches.
  • Cut the dough crosswise into 16 pieces (1×12 inch piece) then cut them in half so you end up with 32 strips of dough measuring 1×6 inches each.
  • Taking one piece of dough, wrap around one piece of sausage overlapping the edges, leaving the ends of the sausage exposed.
  • Continue this process until all the pieces of sausage have been wrapped.
  • Bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda to the boiling water a little at a time, to prevent it from boiling over.
  • Boil wrapped sausages in batches (about 5-7 at a time) for 30 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon or similar utensil.
  • Place the boiled wrapped sausage onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Beat the egg and add 1 tbsp of water to make an egg wash. Coat each bite liberally with egg wash and top with a sprinkle of kosher or pretzel salt.
  • Bake the sausage pretzel bites at 450 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately with a good stone-ground mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 2288mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg

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