What’s Up, Hungry People
When I’m having a lazy Sunday, I’m certainly in no mood to cook.
But because we’ve been so busy these past two weeks, I’ve had little time to cook and we’ve now eaten all our leftovers!
As I was searching my pantries for something easy, I realized I had a box of waffle mix and pepperonis – then I remembered an easy meal I used to make all the time in college: pizza waffles!
While we certainly weren’t allowed to have any type of waffle makers/griddles/toasters in our dorm rooms, I feel safe enough finally admit (with my degree hanging on my wall) that I totally snuck an omelette maker into my college dorm.
That way if I were ever caught with it, I could say, “Well the rules don’t specifically mention omelette makers.”
Though I suppose the omelette maker would have been the least of the illegal items I had in my room: we also snuck in hamsters.
Our student market had a wide array of foods that couldn’t be made unless you had secret waffle makers in your room anyways, so really we were just making the best of what the university already provided!
This easy pizza method could be done with an omelette maker (we made pizza pockets in one!), but mine has since been lost in all our moves since we graduated. Leave it to (slightly-stoned) college kids to bring the ingenuity of waffle pizza to the world!
Here’s What You Need:
- Waffle mix: Forms the base of the waffle batter.
- Eggs: Bind the ingredients together and provide structure to the waffle batter.
- Butter: Adds moisture and richness to the waffle batter.
- Milk: Provides liquid for the batter and helps create a tender texture.
- Sausage: Adds savory flavor and texture to the waffles.
- Mozzarella: Melts and adds gooeyness to the waffles.
- Pepperoni: Infuses the waffles with a spicy, savory flavor.
- Marinara: Used for dipping, adds a tangy contrast to the savory waffles.
- Syrup: Adds sweetness and complements the savory flavors of the waffles.
- Cooking spray: Prevents the waffles from sticking to the iron.
First, let’s whip up our waffle batter. Grab a bowl and combine the waffle mix, whisked eggs, melted butter, and milk. Give it a good stir until everything’s nice and smooth.
Adding the Good Stuff
Now, it’s time to add in the star of the show – the crumbled sausage! Toss it into the batter and mix it in until it’s evenly distributed. This is where the savory magic happens.
Prepping the Iron
Before we get cooking, don’t forget to grease up your waffle iron. A quick spritz of cooking spray should do the trick. We want those waffles to slide right out when they’re done!
Building the Waffles
Alright, let’s get those waffles going! Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto the iron, then layer on some pepperonis and shredded mozzarella. Top it off with another layer of batter to seal in all that deliciousness.
Close the iron and let those waffles cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside. Trust me, you’ll know when they’re ready, your dorm ro- I MEAN YOUR KITCHEN – will smell amazing!
- Cooking Time: Ensure the waffles are cooked through to avoid a raw batter texture.
- Waffle Iron Temperature: Preheat the waffle iron adequately for evenly cooked waffles.
- Even Distribution: Spread the batter evenly to ensure uniform waffles.
- Toppings Variation: Customize with your favorite pizza toppings for added flavor.
- Dipping Sauce: Experiment with different dipping sauces for extra flavor combinations.
- Storage: Store leftover waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat in the toaster or oven for a quick breakfast or snack.
So there you have it, Hungry People – pizza waffles! A blast from my college days and still a favorite lazy-day meal. It’s funny how some of the best recipes come from those moments when you’re just trying to use up what’s in the pantry. And let’s be real, who can resist the combination of pizza and waffles? It’s like the ultimate comfort food mash-up. So next time you find yourself craving something quick, easy, and oh-so satisfying, give these pizza waffles a try. Your taste buds will thank you!
- 2 ½ cup waffle mix
- 2 eggs whisked
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup sausage cooked & crumbled, as desired
- 3 tablespoons mozzarella shredded + more for topping
- ½ cup pepperoni as desired
- 1 cup marinara for dipping, as desired
- ½ cup syrup for topping, as desired
- cooking spray for greasing iron
- Stir together the waffle mix, eggs, butter, and milk until smooth. Add in the crumbled sausage.
- Grease a waffle iron. Use a measuring cup to spread about 1/3 cup of waffle batter onto the griddle. Arrange the pepperonis and mozzarella cheese on top.
- Cover with an additional 1/3 cup of waffle batter. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with marinara sauce, drizzle with syrup, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese on top. Enjoy!