Two-Ingredient Dough Soft Pretzels


You won't believe how easy it is to make homemade pretzels. With this 2-ingredient dough, you can have fresh, warm, and golden soft pretzels on your table in no time. Keep the toppings simple with melted butter and coarse salt, or take things over the top with cinnamon sugar or Parmesan Cheese. A quick bath in a baking soda solution will create the iconic, chewy crust you love from a soft pretzel.

soft pretzels
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 pretzels


  • 2 tablespoons baking soda

Two-Ingredient Dough:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour, plus more for kneading

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, or as needed


  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a low boil in a large pot. Add baking soda.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  3. Mix 1 cup flour and Greek yogurt together in a medium bowl until a shaggy dough forms. Transfer to a surface dusted with more self-rising flour, and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Continue adding flour as needed if the dough is too sticky.

  4. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each segment into a long, thin rope, 22 to 24 inches in length. Twist the rope into a pretzel shape by taking the two ends, twisting them around each other, then securing both ends side-by-side onto the center portion of the rope.

  5. One by one, carefully drop each pretzel into the water and boil until the pretzel floats to the top, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or a cooling rack.

  6. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and increase the oven's temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Brush the pretzels with some of the melted butter; continue to bake until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes more. Brush with remaining butter and top with coarse salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 2253mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 6g
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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