Cheesy Taco Seasoned Hard Pretzels

by Erin

Cheesy taco seasoned hard pretzels are made with sourdough hard pretzel pieces and cheesy taco seasoning and result in a highly addicting snack – and it’s easy to make.

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It’s hard to believe that Sunday is the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This month-long event seems to have passed by in a much shorter time frame. There were so many exciting, close games (except for Germany-Brazil) and hopefully the final game will be just as fun to watch.

Since I am pulling for Germany to win, in preparation for this event I decided to post a pretzel recipe. This is a different variation of seasoned hard pretzels using cheesy taco seasoning instead of Ranch. I got the idea when a coworker said that she doesn’t like Ranch seasoning (we were presented with Ranch-seasoned pretzels from a patron) and I pondered what other seasonings would work on a hard pretzel.

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Taco seasoning just popped right into my brain. I went with cheesy taco seasoning, assuming that straight taco seasoning might be a bit overpowering. Whether that would have been true or not I do not know, but what I do know is these were addicting.

Looking for more pretzel recipes?

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Yield: 8-10 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 lb. bag of hard pretzels, broken into pieces
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored popcorn oil
  • 4 Tbsp (2 oz.) cheesy taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or silicone baking mat). Set aside.
  2. Place pretzels in a large bowl. Pour oil over pretzels and toss to coat. Add seasoning and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the pretzels on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring the pretzels two or three times during baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Spicy Ranch Seasoned Hard Pretzels.

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Ala @ Ala Lemon July 15, 2014 - 4:05 am

Ooh!! I had some store-bought ones last time I was in Greece. I simply couln’t put the bag down until it was finished.
I’ll definitely have to try this!!

ATasteOfMadness July 12, 2014 - 12:38 am

Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Anything with the word “cheesy” in it, and I know I will like it, be it jokes or food ;)

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 11, 2014 - 8:41 am

These pretzels are seriously amazing!!

Baby June July 11, 2014 - 8:11 am

Those sound awesome! Love the flavors, sounds like a perfect snack. :)


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