Kids and grownups alike will fall in love with these pretzel dogs. Each hot dog is wrapped in a pretzel that is rolled in crispy fried jalapeños or crispy fried onions. This fun twist on pigs-in-a-blanket will make a great game-day appetizer.
If you are gearing up for the big game and are planning to host a tailgating or big game party, then you should definitely plan to add these pretzel dogs to your game-day menu.
These pretzel-wrapped hot dogs are quick and easy to make using store-bought pizza dough, crispy fried Jalapeño or fried onions, and your favorite hot dogs.
You'll dip the pizza dough-wrapped hot dogs in a baking soda bath before baking them to give the dough a bakery-fresh pretzel flavor like my Football-Shaped Soft Pretzels.
Then, you'll roll the pretzel dogs in crushed fried jalapeños to give them a spicy flavor and crispy texture. You can use fried onions if you prefer a milder-tasting pretzel dog.
I arranged the pretzel dogs coming out of football field paper bowls which were sturdy enough to keep the hot dogs upright so they were the star of the show at my game day party.
Have fun making them for your football party guests.
a tube of pizza dough - Or you can make homemade pizza dough.
hot dogs - Use your favorite hot dogs.
crispy fried Jalapeños or crispy fried onions
a stock pot - To boil your hot dogs.
pizza cutter or knife
non-stick baking pan
shallow dishes - Use these to dip your hot dogs into a baking soda bath and then into the crushed fried onions.
To make these spicy jalapeño pretzel dogs:
- Boil your hot dogs for 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut ½-inch wide strips of pizza dough.
- Remove hot dogs and pat them dry.
- Wrap a piece of dough around the hot dog.
- Stir 3 tablespoons of baking soda into 1 cup of hot dog water.
- Dip each dough-wrapped hot dog in the water then roll in crushed-up French's Crispy Jalapeños.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.
Have fun making these Pretzel Dogs Topped with Crispy Fried Jalapeños for the big game.
You might also enjoy making these other football-themed recipes.
Wrap hot dogs in pizza dough and roll them in a baking soda bath and crispy fried jalapenos or onions to give them a bakery-fresh pretzel flavor with a crunchy texture.
- 12 hot dogs
- 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
- flour for dusting your cutting board
- 3 tablespoon baking soda
- 5 ounce crispy fried Jalapeños or crispy fried onions crushed into small pieces
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Place the hot dogs in the water and cook for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, dust a cutting board lightly with flour.
unroll the pizza dough out onto the cutting board.
Cut the pizza dough into ½-inch wide strips.
Scoop out 1 cup of the hot dog water.
Remove the hot dogs from the water and pat them dry.
Wrap a piece of dough around each hot dog.
Stir the baking soda into the cup of hot dog water.
Dip each dough-wrapped hot dog in the water then roll in the crushed crispy jalapenos or crispy fried onions.
Bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown.
These jalapeno pretzel dogs are best the day they are made but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a warm over until warmed through.