Homemade Pizza Recipes: Waffle-ize Your Pizza!

I love my waffle iron.

I can whip out a pretty mean batch of waffles on a lazy Saturday morning. But, I love to come up with new ideas for tools I have in my kitchen.

Come on you lazy utensils; pull your weight around here!

I’ve figured out that a waffle iron isn’t just for making waffles. I’ve used it to make dessert with pound cake, strawberries, and Nutella. Toasted tortillas. I’ve even made paninis.

So, who’s to say that you can’t use it for homemade pizza recipes?

Introducing: Pizza, waffle-ized.

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Believe me when I say that this is delicious. It really is. But, there are a few tricks.

Got your pencils ready?

First: Make sure your dough is rolled very, very thin. Almost see through.

Second: If you are using toppings that might get kind of juicy, put your iron on top of a lipped baking sheet to catch any drippings. (I learned this the hard way.)

Third: Use a bit of non stick spray. Just for insurance, to make sure everything slips out of there. Nobody likes picking out between the waffle iron ridges. Nobody!

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I rolled a long rectangle of dough and then rolled it back onto itself after I had tucked my toppings inside. See??

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Baking time varies; I went by the color of the crust. I took it out when it was golden brown and crunchy. Trim the sides as you would a pie crust with a knife. They are easily removed, the edges kind of seal up with the heat and keep all of the toppings inside.

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Once I had waffle-ized pizza, my waffle iron had become a permanent appliance on my kitchen counter.

Move over blender and food processor, the waffle iron is here to stay!

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  4. Ohhh I love pizza, that looks sooo good. :)

  5. Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind.

  6. Hey, this is a great idea. I would like to post this on my blog, please let me know if that’s okay! My blog, The Creative Student, is a new blog about how to be creative with little time, space and money. I’ve been intending from the start to put up a whole bunch of recipes for various appliances like this, such as cupcake makers, pancake makers, etc. This would go perfectly, so I think it would be nice to be able to post about it, with a link back here.

    I did try to find an email address so that I could ask you more directly, but this will have to do. I don’t know if I will be notified if you reply here, so if its not too much it would be nice if you could email me. Thank you!

    • Francesca says:

      As long as you link back, then you are welcome to use the post on your blog, Stephanie. Thanks for asking!

  7. Ever used the waffle iron for grilled cheese? They turn out so crispy and delicious.

  8. What a great idea! May have to give this a whirl!

  9. Well now I need a waffle iron. That looks yummy.

  10. That is a seriously cute idea!

  11. Wow, what a great idea!

  12. Delicious and fun! I wish I had a waffle iron right about now!

  13. Brilliant! Food my kids might eat!

  14. This is an ingenious idea. Its always great to see different ways we can use the tools that we have in our kitchens.

  15. Genius!

  16. I need a waffle maker ASAP! That is such a great idea.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  17. Okay, this recipe was GREAT! Thanks for sharing – I just blogged about it! http://momommamoney.blogspot.com/2011/07/recipe-waffle-pizza.html

  18. Okay that is SUCH a great idea. I would have never thought of Waffle Pizza. I know my family would love this …. maybe even for dinner tonight! Maybe you could do a follow up post on recipe ideas? I”d love to hear what everyone is making, and their crust recipes too!

  19. We love pizza in my house. I’m going to have to get a waffle iron.

  20. What a fantastic idea! I wish I had a waffle iron so I could try it…maybe it’s an excuse to buy waffle maker :)

  21. Awesome idea! I would have never thought of this in a hundred billion years!

  22. Fantastic idea! Do you think it would would in a sandwich grilling (George Foreman’s) situation? What a smart woman!!

  23. Oh my goodness I am going to try this, I love it!!!

  24. Now THAT is an amazing idea! I inherited my mom’s waffle iron and hadn’t done a thing with it – so here we go! Something new that I can’t wait to try.

  25. I love this!!! I am a firm believer in finding new ways to use appliances…I have a mini george foreman grill that I use for paninis and other hot pressed treats….this is fabulous!!!!

  26. What a cool idea! I’m sad that I gave my waffle iron away to a friend. I’ll have to tell her about this!

  27. Hey Gal! That is awesome! Hubby and I went to the commissary yesterday and bought groceries, and I through some pepperoni in the basket. I told him I wanted to try and make a homemade pizza! Your idea is so neat! One question though. It usually only takes about 3-5 minutes to make waffles. If we put stuff like bell peppers and things like that, will it burn the crust?

    This is an excellent Idea I am definitely going to try it out.

    God Bless,
    PJ

  28. Shut the front door, no way! How wickedly awesome is that? I will definitely give it a whirl. Happy Saturday everyone!

  29. Wow! Will have to try this soon. Great for cool summer cooking after a day at the beach or in the pool. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Fourth to all!

  30. What a clever idea!!

    Good morning, SITStahs! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    Stop by my blog for some saturday silliness!

  31. What?! This is brilliant!! How have I never thought of this before? I absolutely must try this!! :)

  32. I never thought about making anything with my waffle iron other than waffles, but after reading this I cannot wait to waffle-ize my pizza. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  33. i love waffles & i love pizza! what a great way to combine them… i will be trying this very soon.

  34. MMMMMM….waffles! Great tip!

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  35. Mmmmm….as a flogger this opens up a WHOLE new chapter of yum for me. I love pizza and I love NO sauce because it always has TONS of table sugar in it. Fresh idea for summer eats!

  36. Too fantastic! I’ve never seen that before and love it! :>

  37. This is genius!! I may be doing this for Friday Night Pizza Night tonight!

  38. This is AWESOME! I’m adding it to our menu for next week!! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m linking up on my Sunday Stars post this week so other people can check out the awesomeness of these pizzas.

  39. Totally original and uber-cool idea!

  40. Love it. I have been trying to find ways to keep the house cool this summer while still making the foods we love. (our air conditioning is on the fritz and our house is too hot to turn the oven on). I’m going to try this for pizza night tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  41. I never would have thought to use my waffle iron to make pizza. Great idea!!

  42. I LOVE this!!!!! YUM!

  43. What an amazing idea! I can’t wait to try this with my waffle maker. Thanks!

  44. Wow what a great idea! I’ve never made anything but waffles in mine.

  45. oh yum! that looks absolutely delicious!

  46. Sheer brilliance!

  47. Wow! What a great Idea, too bad I gave my waffle iron to my daughter. One question, did you make the dough yourself, or is it a store bought pre-made dough?

  48. WOW!! I never knew! Waffle irons are the new “in” tool. I have been seeing all kinds of clever ways to use them but never for pizza. I will have to try it!

  49. Crazy awesome :)

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