It's summer, my kids are home and they are hungry. It's hot. Hot enough that brownies have a hard time enticing me to turn on my oven. Which is why these Easy Waffle Iron Calzones are p...
It's summer, my kids are home and they are hungry. It's hot. Hot enough that brownies have a hard time enticing me to turn on my oven. Which is why these Easy Waffle Iron Calzones are perfect.
What kid (or adult, ahem) doesn't love pizza?!? Using Rhodes frozen rolls, your favorite pizza toppings, and your waffle iron you can have pizza just the way you love it - and with no oven required. I love this pizza rather than microwave pizza because the crust is golden and crispy on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. We made simple pepperoni pizza waffles, but these would be amazing with any of your favorite pizza toppings. I think I'd love mushrooms added to mine. Another thing that I love about these pizzas is that my son was totally excited to get in the kitchen and get cooking, with minimal help - just with the hot waffle iron - he was able to create his own lunch. (Did you know Rhodes has a new kids blog with tons of recipes your kids will love?) He asked if we could keep the dough on hand all the time! So so super easy - here's how!
First, thaw your rolls according to the directions on the package. Plan on two rolls per stuffed pizza. I always spray plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray and cover my rolls with it. I just lay it very lightly on top - being sure not to press hard - so the rolls have room to raise and won't stick too much. This keeps them moist while they rise. When the dough is soft preheat your waffle iron. I spray mine with cooking spray to be safe. Roll or pat one roll into a flat circle, over a surface that has been floured or sprayed with cooking spray.
Spread a little sauce over it, leaving the edge bare so that it will seal easier.
Add a little cheese and some sliced pepperoni, or what ever your favorite pizza toppings are.
Pat or roll-out another roll until flat and place over your toppings. Bring edges together and pinch them to seal edges together.
Place on hot waffle iron. Close lid and cook until dough is golden brown.
You might want to let them cool just a bit, but the sooner you eat them the better. If you let them cool too long, the crust looses it's crispiness. I like them hot off the iron. You can serve them with extra pizza sauce for dipping or eat them straight up. YUMMY!
Now you have a quick and simple meal that your family will love anytime, and you will love especially during summer because you don't have to turn on your oven. What are your family's favorite pizza toppings?
Waffle Iron CalzonesServings: 5 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 2 min
Waffle Iron Calzones
10 Frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls (or two per pizza)
Sliced pepperoni – or favorite pizza toppings
Thaw rolls according to directions on package. When soft, spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pre heat iron.
On a floured surface or a surface that has been sprayed with cooking spary, roll-out one roll until flat. Spread with pizza sauce leaving edge bare for sealing purposes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and sliced pepperoni.
Flatten another roll. Cover toppings and pinch edges to seal. Place on hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown, probably about 5 minutes depending on your waffle iron and personal preference.
Eat as soon as it is cool enough to handle so the crust stays crisp. Serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping or eat straight up. Enjoy!