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A large soft pretzel being dipped into a bowl of cheese dip.
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Pretzel Cheese Dip

Pretzel cheese dip is a must if you’re baking up a batch of hot pretzels! Supremely cheesy and oh-so-easy, it’s also delicious as a cheese fondue.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pretzel cheese dip
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 228kcal


  • Skillet
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded

To Serve:

  • Soft-baked pretzels


  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the butter and heat until completely melted.
    2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Sprinkle the flour over the top and whisk until incorporated, breaking up any lumps that may have formed.
    2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Slowly pour in the milk in a steady stream while whisking. Turn the heat down to low and cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, scraping the bottom frequently so it doesn’t scorch.
    1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and add the garlic, paprika, salt, and cheese. Stir together with a spatula until everything is combined and the cheese is completely melted. Transfer to a bowl and serve while still warm.
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, Soft-baked pretzels


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 617IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 0.2mg