Waffle-Iron Pizza Pockets

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This was a total experiment. An I-wonder-if-that-would-work recipe.

And . . . it did!  These Waffle Iron Pizza Pockets were great, and a huge hit with the whole family.

I had seen Erin mention making cookies in a waffle iron (a new concept to me!) and in the comments, someone mentioned making Grands biscuits or cinnamon rolls this way.

That got me thinking about my most-viral-on-Pinterest recipe for Pizza Snowballs.

So I tried it.


A can (or however-many cans) of refrigerated biscuits. I used the small biscuits instead of the grands because that’s what works best in my Pizza Snowball recipe.  However, I think Grands would work fine for this.


Mozzarella cheese (I used string cheese because it was less messy than shredded. I think sliced mozzarella would actually work best.)

Marinara Sauce for Dipping


Assembling the Waffle Iron Pizza Pockets

Pull the biscuit apart and stack the bottom half with pepperoni and mozzarella. You could do one full biscuit on top and one on bottom, but I think this would be too much bread.

Waffle Iron Pizza Pockets

Just place them in the waffle iron and cook like you would waffles, watching the ready light.

Making Biscuit Pizza Pockets in the Waffle Iron

I was amazed at how quickly they cooked through.

Advantages of this method:

You can make a small batch for a quick lunch.

Overall, it’s less messy than the Pizza Snowball method.

You don’t  have to turn on the oven, even though I got a little warm standing at the waffle iron.

You do not have to be as precise about sealing the pocket as you do with the traditional method of making pizza pockets.  The waffle iron squishes and cooks everything together.

It’s fun!

Disadvantage of this method:

You can only cook a limited number at a time, rather than just leaving it to cook in the oven.

(Y’know, while you run around the house finding lost cleats and gloves and slapping on some mascara!)

We took these to our baseball game, and ate EVERY last one.

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  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    I love this! So fun and I bet it makes the crust really good too!

  2. 2

    I just found your site through pitted and am totally loving it. Since I’m a slob too, lol, I’ve been checking out your tips and I have to say your questions on keeping or tossing something make soo much sense. Thanks for sharing! Now about this recipe: ) we have never done pizza but we do Ham and cheese all the time. You can also use crescent rolls instead of the biscuits which makes less crust. Since I tend to be lazy lol I think that’s easier than separating the biscuits; )

  3. 4

    I made these tonight. Thank you! They were good!

  4. 5

    Just made these with Grand biscuits – worked perfectly. I am thinking this would be a great meal to make on our upcoming camping trip. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 7

    Looks so yummy! I’m sure they could be made with home made biscuit dough too. 🙂

  6. 8

    Made these for my roommates and I second using the crescent rolls.

  7. 9
    Pamela S says:

    Has anyone tried these with a bit of pizza sauce spread in the middle too? Seems like it might make them moister.

  8. 11

    Thanks for the idea! I plan to make these this weekend.

  9. 12

    I made these with grands but I split them in half then rolled both sides flatter. Used one side for bottom and other side for top. Even my picky eater loved them and has requested to make them again.

  10. 13
    Nicole Rehmann says:

    I teach junior high school cooking classes in Southern California and my students are in LOVE with this recipe! Thank you for sharing it.

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      Laura Reis says:

      Never thought of pizza in the waffle maker. Before my stove was installed, I used it for making eggs, grilled cheese, and, best of all, French toast!

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