Pizza Pretzels

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 14
    cup pizza sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 4
    ounces provolone cheese (1 oz. slices, or you could use mozzarella)
  • oregano or italian seasoning
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DIRECTIONS

  • Divide pizza dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a rope, 18-24" long.
  • If you must use flour, use sparingly.
  • Form each rope into a pretzel, pressing the ends of the rope into the dough so it doesn't untwist.
  • Place on sprayed or greased baking sheet, leaving space around each pretzel.
  • Cover and let rise until almost double, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400*.
  • Gently spread about 1 tbl of pizza sauce onto each pretzel, allowing some of the sauce down into the holes which have probably mostly closed up.
  • Sprinkle with oregano if desired.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bottoms are a darker golden.
  • Immediately place a slice of provolone onto each pretzel.
  • At this point, I allow them to cool, pack each one in a baggie and then refrigerate or freeze.
  • From the fridge, you'll probably need about 1 minute in the microwave; from the freezer, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • To enjoy right away: turn oven off and place pan back in until cheese starts to melt.
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