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Pretzel Dogs Stuffed With Cheesy Pace® Picante Sauce

Game day just got even more awesome with these easy Pretzel Dogs! Stuffed with cheesy Pace® Picante Sauce, these dogs are a cinch to prepare and will satisfy the hungriest football fan!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 8 cups boiling water + ⅓ cup baking soda
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup Medium Pace® Picante Sauce
  • ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cans refrigerated French bread dough (13" each)
  • 8 beef hot dogs (or bratwurst)
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • kosher salt and sesame seeds for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Put water in large pot and bring to a boil (I like to do this while I am making the dogs to save time). You will add baking soda to the boiling water right before you are ready to cook the assembled dogs.
  • Make the cheesy salsa stuffing by putting the cream cheese, Pace® Picante, and pepper jack cheese in a small bowl and mixing until well combined. Set aside.
  • Pop French bread dough cans open and divide each loaf into four pieces (for a total of 8 pieces). Working one by one, roll each piece into a long 12x4" rectangle. Smooth 2 tablespoons of the cheesy salsa down the middle of the dough. Roll dough lengthwise to form a long tube. Pinch all seams tightly so the filling doesn't escape while cooking.
  • Wrap the dough tube around a hot dog in a spiral formation. Make sure to pinch both ends of the tube to make sure it doesn't come unwrapped while cooking. Put on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and dogs.
  • You are now ready to pretzel-fy your dogs! Add baking soda to the pot of boiling water. Boil each dog for 30 seconds (they will puff up a little bit and possibly come unwrapped. Just tuck the unwrapped ends back in as best you can--warning, dough will be piping hot).
  • Put boiled dogs back onto the baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with kosher salt and sesame seeds. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and dough is cooked through.
  • Devour with remaining cheesy salsa!