So much fun and so full of love, these heart-shaped Waffle Iron Stuffed Pizza sections will melt the heart of anyone, especially when you serve them for brunch!
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We tested this recipe several times in different ways and think we came up with a great pizza!
Fill these Waffle Iron Pizzas with your favorite toppings. I used red onion & red pepper. Just don’t fill them too much!
If you do, the filling may seep out and make a mess all over your stovetop and the waffle maker. Um, I may have learned that one by experience!
If you want more sauce, serve some on the side for dipping. It’s fun to dip, and you’ll save yourself lots of clean up. This is my favorite pizza sauce; it’s so good and so easy!
Preheat the waffle iron
Preheating the waffle iron for 2 minutes on each side gives a nice crust on the waffle iron. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip this step, but it does make for a tastier pizza.
Proofing the dough
If your house is cold, the yeast may not rise well. Here’s a trick my husband likes to use to give the yeast a warm space to work.
Turn on the oven, any temperature will do. Preheat it for 30-60 seconds. Now, turn the oven off. Inside the oven should be just warm, not hot. This is the space your dough will love. Put the pan filled with frozen dough inside the oven, and leave the door open a bit (ours only stays open ½ way, and this works well). Now your dough has a place to rise. For this recipe, leave the dough in there until it has doubled in size, about 2-3 hours.
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Other recipes to use this waffle maker and these rolls
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Waffles from the Baking Fairy
Vegan Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls from the Baking Fairy
Monte Cristo Cups from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Cookie Crumble Cinnamon Roll Cake form The Mandatory Mooch
Waffle Iron Stuffed Pizza Recipe
Waffle Iron Stuffed Pizza
- 1 pound Rhodes yeast dinner rolls 12 rolls
- flour for dusting
- 4 tablespoons pizza sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
- scant 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place frozen rolls in pan, and cover with plastic wrap that’s been sprayed with cooking spray to keep it from sticking to the rolls while rising.
- Let rise 2-3 hours, or until rolls double in size. If your kitchen is cold, the rising time may take longer. Carefully remove plastic wrap.
- Lightly flour your counter top surface and a rolling pin.
- Take 3 dough balls and roll them into one large ball, then flatten into a disc. Roll the dough disc out to the size of the waffle maker, the dough should slightly overhang the edges of the waffle iron.
- Repeat making 4 large discs of dough. Place the large discs of dough on a plate, and separate the discs with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Preheat the Nordic Ware Sweetheart Waffle Iron over medium heat, about 2 minutes each side.
- Carefully place one disc of dough on one side of the waffle iron. Top with 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce, spreading the sauce almost to the edges of the waffle iron, but not touching the edges. Sprinkle with scant ½ cup shredded mozzarella, 1 tablespoon each of the red onion and red pepper. Top with another disc of dough.
- Close the waffle iron down on top of the filled pizza, and carefully trip off the excess dough using a knife.
- Any excess dough that doesn’t get trimmed off will burn a little. It’s no big deal, just break those pieces off after cooking if you want.
- Place the waffle iron over medium-high heat, and cook 3-4 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown on the bottom side. (We had no problem opening the waffle iron during cooking.) Flip the waffle iron and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes until it’s golden brown.
- Carefully flip cooked waffle iron pizza out of the waffle maker.
Make the second waffle iron pizza in the same manner as the first.
Makes two large waffle iron pizzas, or 10 individual hearts