Can’t make your mind up between mustard or cheese on your soft pretzel? Have the best of both worlds, plus the addition of some Italian sausage, too! These Sausage Pretzel Bombs with Mustard Cheese Sauce make sensational appetizers, but they eat like a meal. Prepare them in your oven or in your air fryer!
Herbal Gatherings Mustard is a recipe that has been passed down from one family member to another. Created under the blazing Nebraska sun, on the south side of the Platte River, in the heart of the state. But it’s not just us Nebraska folks that know how good it is. In fact, Herbal Gatherings Original Mustard won a bronze medal at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival in 2000!
WHAT DOES HERBAL GATHERINGS MUSTARD TASTE LIKE?
Its unique flavor profile is sure to make your mouth water! You see, this isn’t your run of the mill yellow mustard. However, the basic ingredients are that of prepared mustard: distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, turmeric, paprika, spices, garlic powder. But it doesn’t stop there.
Add in things like sugar, onions and jalapeño peppers to give it a flavor dimension all it’s own. It’s not watery mustard. This is a thick condiment, with chunks of the peppers and onions showing themselves throughout.
I found it to have the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It comes in both Original and Hot – I myself, loved the hot — but that is kind of my deal. My hubby, thought the Original was plenty hot – but again, we know how these things work after this many years of togetherness.
When James, one of the owners of Herbal Gatherings, and I talked about what sort of recipe to make for the big game coming up this weekend – we almost simultaneously said “Pretzel.” I mean – what goes better with mustard than pretzels?!
Not to say that Herbal Gatherings Mustard isn’t great on things like brats, burgers and hot dogs, no sir. In fact — this knocks those grilling staples out of the park! But think a little on the broader scope of things — think potato salad, deviled eggs, an addition to a vinaigrette dressing or even a way to kick up the common pot of chili. This mustard will do all of those things.
FOR THE SAUSAGE PRETZEL BOMBS
- 12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls, thawed
- 1 pound ground Italian Sausage, spicy or mild, your choice
- 1 Tablespoon Herbal Gatherings Original Mustard
- 1/3 cup cubed cheddar cheese
- 2 Tablespoons cracker crumbs
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 10 cups boiling water
- 1 egg + 2 Tablespoons water to make an egg wash
- Pretzel Salt or coarse sea salt
FOR THE MUSTARD CHEESE SAUCE
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Tablespoons Herbal Gatherings Mustard
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese