Before you think I am insane for putting pizza in a waffle maker, just hear me out!
When brainstorming how I can make a crazy new pizza, cooking the dough in a waffle maker popped into my mind. At first, I was like, okay that’s a bit much but then I got thinking. My least favorite part of pizza is the soggy part under the dough and I realized I can eliminate that and make the dough have a 360-degree crunch factor by cooking it in a waffle maker. So I gave it a try and BOOM! The crunchiest pizza ever was born!
I called up my friends at Chefman, told them my crazy idea, and they were down to sponsor this recipe. I used the Chefman Volcano Waffle maker to cook this pizza dough to perfection! Then I topped it off with some tomato sauce (obviously), fresh mozzarella cheese, and this insanely addictive “meat” crumble made from Beyond Burger meat that takes the pizza to a whole new level! It is gonna be one of the best pizzas you have ever had. Don’t even @ me on this!
- 1 ball of pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 Beyond Burger or Impossible Burger patties
- Pinch of chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 ball fresh mozzarella
- Preheat the oven to 450 on the convention setting or the hottest your oven at home will go.
- Set the Chefman Volcano Waffle maker to the “Extra Crispy” 5-minute cooking setting. Once the machine says it’s heated up, place a round of the dough into the waffle grates, close, and cook until the machine beeps that the time is up.
- Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Break part the patties and place in the pan and cook while using a wooden spoon to break them up further. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned then season with chili flakes, oregano, fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute then turn off the flame.
- Carefully remove the pizza dough from the waffle machine and place it on a baking sheet. Spread the sauce on top of the dough, leaving a ½ inch crust along the edge. Top with some chunks of fresh mozzarella followed by the meat crumble. Add on top a few more pieces of mozzarella to finish it off.
- Bake for 5-6 minutes until the mozzarella melts and begins to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven, cut into four slices and serve immediately.