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!

About Emily Louise

Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.
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  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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!!!!

  8. says

    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,

  9. says

    What a clever idea!!

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

    Stop by my blog for some saturday silliness!

  10. says

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

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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!

  15. says

    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?