I love pizza. Love. Love. Love. My first real job was at a family owned pizza place. It was here, I learned to appreciate both the simplicity and the complexity of a good pizza. My family eats it at least once of week, sometimes more. If a new pizza place opens, I’m there. A couple of weeks ago, I found a recipe for Waffle Iron Pizza. I absolutely needed to try it. What a great new spin on my favorite meal. I started googling whether this would work and if it would be good, found that it seemed legit enough, I’m sold. The only reason you would try this is if you needed quick or wanted fun and different, so I went with premade ingredients for weekday cooking. Monday night, I sent my son Alec to the store. He has become my go to person in helping me create content for this blog and always willing to help in a pinch. He picked up dough in a bag (almost as good as the Al Dente Pasta and just as quick). Roll it super thin for crispier crust, keep it thick for doughy. Since I was going for top and bottom, with ingredients in the middle, I went for a thin crust.
I rolled the dough out and used a salad plate to cut two round circles roughly the size of the waffle iron. Trying not to overcook the dough, I put the toppings on the bottom crust before placing on the hot iron. Do not do this…can’t pick up the crust…agh. I finally got it on the iron and placed the second piece on top, closed the iron and waited. Didn’t take too long for the sauce and cheese to come pouring out the sides. Won’t brown, won’t cook. This ranks as one of the stupider ideas I have had. Edible, but not great. Second attempt, I rolled dough thinner, put the bottom crust on the waffle iron before toppings and used less cheese and sauce. Same results. I go back to all the google images, mine is not that good. Third and last attempt, I rolled the dough into one long sheet and tried to fold over similar to a calzone. This worked better. Less edges to ooze out of!
Rating: Average. Didn’t brown enough, too much dough, not enough cheese. Messy. I think it would be fun to do with kids as different, but I think in the future, I will stick with more traditional methods of baking.
- 1 package of premade pizza dough
- ½ jar of pizza sauce
- 1 package of turkey pepperoni
- diced green peppers
- diced onions
- 1-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Roll dough as thin as you can get it.
- Cut dough to roughly twice the size of the waffle iron, letting one side hang of the edge to fold over the top
- Add toppings of you choice
- Close lid and let cook time will vary based on thickness and heat of iron
- When done, carefully remove pizza, plate and top with extra sauce and cheese as desired