Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

photo of Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese sandwiches stacked on each other
These Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches consist of pizza crust cooked in a waffle iron, sandwiched with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and a side of tomato sauce for dipping.

This is my kind of comfort food. I previously made pizza grilled cheese before and it’s still one of my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches to make. I was planning on cooking it the other day, when I got the idea for this version.
photo of the pizza dough cut into squares
photo of one square of pizza dough in the waffle maker
It’s even more pizza-like since we’re using pizza crust for the bread. I used Pillsbury’s thin pizza crust.
part of a Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese dipped in marinara
And rather than let them get super messy with tomato sauce dripping out, I decided to put the tomato sauce on the side.
close-up photo of Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
Also I managed to find mini pepperoni when shopping. I don’t know why but when I see them, I always feel like I’ve won the lottery and buy several bags. They store pretty well in the freezer.

Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 sandwiches
Pizza crust cooked in a waffle iron, sandwiched with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and a side of marinara sauce for dipping. Comfort food!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pillsbury thin pizza crust
  • about 54 mini pepperoni
  • 3 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • marinara sauce for dipping

Directions:

  1. Roll out pizza crust and cut into 12 squares of about the same size. Each square should be approximately 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches. Take two squares and press together so that they become one, while still maintaining the 4.5 x 4.5 inch dimensions. Repeat with remaining until you are left with 6 squares.
  2. Lightly grease your waffle iron, and set to medium high heat. Place a square into the center of your waffle iron and close. Let it cook until dark golden brown and crispy. Remove and repeat with remaining squares.
  3. Once finished making the pizza crust waffles, place one waffle back into your waffle iron. Add a slice of cheese and place about 18 mini pepperoni on the cheese surface. Add another pizza waffle on top and then close your waffle iron. It's okay that it doesn't close all the way. Cook until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining pizza waffles. Serve while warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes:

Nutrition estimate does not include the marinara sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 935mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 62.5g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8.4g
Protein 16.5g 33%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

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