Recently we experimented with two different stuffed waffle recipes — actually putting the toppings inside the waflle: a savory Stuffed Taco Waffle recipe and a sweet Stuffed Nutella Waffle Recipe — and both were amazingly delicious and were devoured in minutes.
So that got me thinking… what other recipes could we transform into fillings for stuffed waffles?
Once while on vacation — yes, I brought my waffle iron on vacation — I chopped up leftover cheeseburger patties and mixed it with more cheese and Barbeque sauce and used it as a filling. It was to die for (Thank you Lactaid!). On the same trip, I also made the kids Stuffed Macaroni And Cheese Waffles. But I made both waffle recipes on vacation, at a beach house, at night, the lighting was terrible, and I didn’t take any photos. I am definitely going to have to repeat those recipes so I can share it with you!
But even better than the Cheeseburger Stuffed Waffle and the Macaroni And Cheese Stuffed Waffle, is the Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Waffle. Imagine chopped pepperoni, gooey cheese, and pizza sauce stuffed inside a waffle made from actual pizza dough, or even better, Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough — wait, don’t imagine it, just take a look at this mouthwatering yumminess below…
The first time we made Stuffed Pizza Waffles, we used Pillsbury Pizza Dough and they were good, really good. It was pizza upleveled in a big way. But in terms of mouthwatering, buttery goodness, it doesn’t even compare to using crescent roll dough. With that said, which dough you use is up to you.
- For a true pizza taste, use pizza dough.
- For a more savory, buttery, rich flavor, go with crescent roll dough.
Now, I have a lactose issue, so the cheese is a killer for me and so are the buttermilk crescent rolls. While I do cheat a few bites and have Lactaid on hand when experimenting with new recipes, I typically then make my own version — and the pizza dough stuffed only with pizza sauce and toppings is VERY tasty too!
We debuted our Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Waffles during one of my daughter’s sleepovers, so we stuck with just pepperoni. But, just as a pizza can be topped with every kind of topping imaginable, stuffed pizza waffles can be filled with every kind of topping imaginable. Tomatoes, onions, spinach, olives, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, sausage, turkey, pepperoni, zucchini, squash, mozzarella, goat cheese, bacon, arugula, gorgonzola, parmesan, pesto, alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, meatballs, basil, and bbq sauce ALL work great!
So what are you waiting for?! Go make some Stuffed Pizza Waffles!
Easy Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Waffles
All the yummy goodness of pepperoni pizza — cheese, pepperoni, and sauce — all stuffed inside a savory waffle.
- 4 tubes Pillsbury Pizza Dough
- 1 pkg pepperoni
- 1 pkg mozzarella cheese
- 1 jar marinara sauce or pizza sauce
- Preheat the waffle iron on medium heat. Layout two large pieces of parchment paper on a clean, flat work surface.
- Open two tubes of pizza dough and roll each out on a piece of the parchment paper. Trim to the size of your waffle iron. Spray your waffle iron with olive oil.
- Turn one piece of dough-covered parchment paper over on the waffle iron, covered the waffle wells completely. Peel off the parchment paper. Pile on the pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni in each waffle well and don't be shy about it. Really pile it on!
- Turn the second piece of dough-covered parchment paper over on top of the filling, covering the waffles completely. Peel off the parchment paper and close the waffle iron.
- Cook the waffles for about 5 minutes or until the pizza dough turns a golden brown. Serve immediately.
Not a pepperoni lover? Prefer pesto sauce or white sauce? No problem! Any sauce and topping that works on a pizza works inside a stuffed pizza waffle. Looking for a more savory option, use crescent roll dough instead of pizza dough.