In the Kitchen: Pizza Waffles

Your kids will love this twist on their two favorite meals

By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni KID Fremont, Calif. June 24, 2024
Want a super easy, fun, and different idea for lunch or dinner? This is it! Your kids will love this fun twist on their two favorite meals — waffles and pizza!

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Waffle Pizza


  • Pizza dough (I used canned, refrigerated dough, but feel free to use your favorite)
  • Pizza fillings (I used pepperoni and mozzarella cheese)
  • Sauce, for dipping (DO NOT put inside or you’ll end up with a mess!)
1. Turn on your waffle maker. 
2. While waffle maker heats up, roll out the pizza dough. 
3. Cut the dough to the shape of your waffle iron. My waffle maker is round, so I used a plastic storage container to make circles a little smaller than my waffle maker.
 4. No need to spray oil. Just lay one piece of dough in the maker and top with your toppings. Anything goes, but remember, NO SAUCE … at least not yet.
5. Top with a second piece of dough and gently close the top of the waffle iron. I didn’t press down hard. 
6. After 2 or 3 minutes, if it looks like the “open end” of your pizza isn’t cooking very well, flip it over. This was super easy, thanks to the grooves. Then close it again and let it cook another 3 minutes or so, until crisp.
7. Cut and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Jennifer Hill is the publisher of Macaroni KID Fremont, Calif.