Who ever said that pizza needs to be flat and open faced? Well, the Italians I guess, but that’s not to say that we can’t have fun with the whole pizza concept, right? So, if you’re looking for a fun alternative to the usual pizza, then why not try pizza waffles? The idea might seem a little strange, but I promise you won’t have to somehow wrestle with liquid batter and pizza ingredients. A basic dough ensures that you can fashion little “parcels” with the mozzarella and other ingredients firmly wrapped up in it. So, why not give these a try, I’m certain even the kids will love them.


Here's what you'll need...

For the dough:

  • 350g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 180ml water

For the filling:

  • 200g mozzarella, cut into slices
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 80g baby plum tomatoes, cut into slices
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • oil for brushing


ingredients you'll need to make pizza waffles


Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Mix together the dry ingredients for the dough. Add the olive oil and water and mix until it forms a ball. If needed, add a little more water until the dough is soft but not wet.

    how to make pizza waffles - step one

  • 2

    Divide into eight balls.

    how to make pizza waffles - step two

  • 3

    Preheat your waffle iron. Roll each ball into something resembling small squares (that’s assuming your waffle iron produces square waffles, otherwise roll into disks) to fit the waffle iron.

    how to make pizza waffles - step three

  • 4

    Spread on some tomato purée.

    how to make pizza waffles - step four

  • 5

    Leaving a little space around the edges, top with mozzarella slices, tomato slices and basil leaves.

    how to make pizza waffles - step five

  • 6

    Place the plain dough square on top and pinch the edges together. Brush the waffle moulds with a little oil.

    how to make pizza waffles - step six

  • 7

    Place the “pizza” onto the waffle iron and bake for about 10 minutes.

    how to make pizza waffles - step seven

  • 8

    Serve straight away or, if you’re one of those people who like cold pizza, wrap it up and take it on your next picnic.

    pizza waffles stacked on a plate, topped with basil

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By Carole Poirot on 26.06.18

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