Healthy Auntie Anne’s Pepperoni Pretzel Nuggets Swap Recipe

Mar 8 2024
As huge fans of both soft pretzels and pizza, we were super excited when we heard about Auntie Anne’s Pepperoni Pretzel Nuggets… and equally excited to use our inspiration to make a healthy recipe swap! We added turkey pepperoni and cheese to the pretzel batter for our interpretation. This air-fryer recipe is such a fun anytime snack.

Hungry Girl Healthy Pepperoni Pizza Pretzel Nuggets Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (4 nuggets): 193 calories, 3.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 775mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 14g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


1/2 cup self-rising flour

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

8 slices (about 1/2 oz.) turkey pepperoni, chopped

1 tbsp. baking soda

1 dash Italian seasoning

Optional dip: marinara sauce


In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix flour, yogurt, cheese, and chopped pepperoni until dough forms. Evenly form dough into 8 nuggets, about 2 tbsp. each.

Spray an air fryer with non-aerosol nonstick spray.

In a medium pot, combine 3 cups water with baking soda. Mix well. Bring to a low boil.

Once boiling, remove pot from heat. Gently add 4 nuggets to the water, and let sit for 30 seconds. Carefully transfer the nuggets to the air fryer. Repeat with remaining nuggets.

Spray nuggets with nonstick spray, and top with Italian seasoning.

Set air fryer to 370°F. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, 10–12 minutes.


HG Dough Tips: To prevent the dough from sticking, lightly dust your hands and work surface with flour. Before assembling the pretzel bites, refrigerate dough for at least 5 minutes. It’s even easier to work with if you make the dough a day in advance.

Oven Alternative: Bake at 400ºF until light golden brown and cooked through, 14–16 minutes.

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Hungry for More Healthy Pretzel Recipes?

These simple & sweet varieties are great options in addition to today’s Auntie Anne’s swap!

Chew on this:

Today, March 8th, is National Peanut Cluster Day. KIND Healthy Grains makes a Peanut Butter Clusters granola that’s gluten free and has five whole grains… YUM!

Pass along this healthy recipe swap for Auntie Anne’s Pepperoni Pretzel Nuggets now.


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