These Seasoned Pretzels are a super easy, irresistible snack that is flavored with lemon pepper, garlic powder, dill weed, and dry ranch salad dressing mix. They're a fun treat to bring to any gathering or for just simply enjoying while you binge-watch your favorite TV show!
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Why You Need to Make This Seasoned Pretzels Recipe!
The Taste. The combination of lemon pepper, dill weed, garlic powder, and one packet of dry ranch salad dressing mix makes these seasoned hard pretzels absolutely amazing. Not to mention, addictive!
Super Easy to Make. It takes 10 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake with a 30 minutes dry time in the oven. That's it! You can bag it up or put them in a container to enjoy all week long—if they last that long!
Only 6 Ingredients. 1 box of hard sourdough pretzels, seasonings, and olive oil are all you will need to make this irresistible savory snack!
Perfect for Gifting. If you're looking for a fun and easy gift to hand out to family and friends, this is it!
This recipe was passed down to me from Adam's Guela who was such an awesome woman. Whenever we make them, we always think of her!
- Hard Sourdough Pretzels. You'll need 1 box. I used Snyder's of Hanover because IMHO they're the best.
- Lemon Pepper. I used the McCormick brand, which unfortunately only comes in a larger size container. So if you can find a smaller size—because you'll only need ½ teaspoon—go for it.
- Dill Weed
- Garlic Powder. Not to be confused with garlic salt. Please don't use the salt.
- Dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix. I used Hidden Valley Ranch's version, but use what you have available in your area. Make sure it's a packet of dry seasoning and not liquid.
- Olive Oil. You can also use canola or vegetable oil too.
Seasoned Pretzel Substitutions
In place of the hard sourdough pretzels, you can use pretzel rods, pretzel twists, or really any small hard pretzel shape!
The Only Tools You'll Need
To make these easy seasoned pretzels recipe, you'll need:
- Mixing Bowls. I like to mix up the seasoning and oil together in one bowl. Add the broken pieces of sourdough pretzels to another, then pour the seasoning over the top to coat them.
- Whisk and Spatula. Use a whisk to mix up the seasoning. And a spatula to mix up the pretzels and seasoning as well as to spread out the pretzels on the baking sheet.
- Baking Sheet. You'll need a medium- to large-size baking sheet with a rimmed edge. You can slso use a 13" x 9" pan.
- Container or Ziploc Bag. Something to store the pretzels in after making them.
Here's How to Make Seasoned Pretzels!
Mix Up the Seasoning. In a mixing bowl, whisk up the spices and olive oil.
Break Up the Pretzels. You can use a hammer, meat tenderizer, or rolling pin to break them up. Save some larger pieces too, if you'd like. Add them to a larger size bowl.
Pour the Seasoning Over the Top. Pout it over the top, like you would melted butter and popcorn. Then mix it up with a spatula to make sure all the pretzels are covered with that flavorful goodness!
Spread Out. Spread the seasoned pretzels out onto the baking sheet. You don't need to coat the baking sheet either.
Bake the Cool Down. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir the pretzels around, then bake another 10 minutes. Turn the oven off (keep the oven door closed) and let the pretzels sit in there for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a container. The pretzels will keep for up to 2 weeks, but trust me‚ they'll be gone well before then!
Yes, absolutely! You can use pretzel rods, pretzel twists, or any hard shape pretzels.
I used a larger size baking sheet like the one shown above. You can also use a 13" x 9" pan.
I didn't test the recipe using any other type, but you're welcome to experiment! Maybe add a little cayenne pepper for some spiciness!
More Delicious Treats to Enjoy!
- ¾ cup Olive Oil, can use canola or vegetable oil
- ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp. Lemon Pepper
- ¾ tsp. Dill Weed
- 1 oz Package Dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
- 13.5 oz Box Sourdough Hard Pretzels, broken into small pieces
- Adjust the oven rack to the 2nd level position (just above center) and preheat the oven to 250ºF.
- To a medium-size bowl add the olive oil, garlic powder, lemon pepper, dill weed, and package of dry ranch salad dressing mix, whisking until well blended.¾ cup Olive Oil, ½ tsp. Garlic Powder, ½ tsp. Lemon Pepper, ¾ tsp. Dill Weed, 1 oz Package Dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
- Break the sourdough pretzels into pieces using a rolling pin, meat tenderizer, or hammer. Add the broken pretzel pieces to a large bowl.13.5 oz Box Sourdough Hard Pretzels
- Pour the seasoning mixture over the top of the pretzels, then stir with a spatula to coat.
- Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 250ºF. Stir the pretzels, then bake for another 10 minutes.
- When done, turn off the oven (leave the oven door closed) and let the pretzels sit inside for another 30 minutes to dry.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then transfer to an airtight container. Pretzels will keep for up to 2 weeks.