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Waffled Pizza Bites

Today is National Cheese Lovers Day! When I think of cheesy foods, the first thing that comes to mind (and my absolute favorite) is pizza.  I was flipping through one of my Taste of Home cookbooks and spotted these Waffled Pizza Bites from Deidre C.

Waffles are another one of my favorite foods, so the idea of combining the two of them together just sounded so good to me!   I love that the recipe starts with a couple of cans of crescent roll dough, I always keep some on hand.  If you can snag the un-perforated sheets, then it saves you from having to pinch seams.

I'm going to admit, I used more cheese than what was called for. I had 2 cup bag of mozzarella, and I combined it with the 1/2 cup Parmesan.  I made them two ways.  The first set I did as the recipe stated.  The second, I spooned some sauce inside.  Not a lot, maybe 1/4 cup or so. You don't want to overload it so that it oozes out or you'll have a mess to clean up.

These were going so fast, I had to hide some to take pictures.  Speaking of pictures, I really wish I had the photography skills to get that shot of the cheese just oozing out of the waffles, but I don't.  Please rest assured that the center of these waffles are stuffed with cheesy deliciousness.  I sprinkled some more Parmesan and pepperoni on top for good measure.

Thank you so much to Amy from House of Nash Eats for hosting and to all of the #FestiveFoodies for sharing their #NationalCheeseLoversDay recipes!  Be sure to go and see what they made by using the links down below.

Waffled Pizza Bites

Waffled Pizza Bites


  • 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese- I used 2c
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 32 slices pepperoni (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 jar pizza sauce (14 ounces) warmed
  • Optional toppings: sliced pepperoni, shredded mozzarella cheese and basil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, basil and oregano. Separate each roll of crescent dough into two 7x6-in. rectangles; seal perforations.
  2. Place one rectangle on a preheated greased 8-in. square waffle maker (dough will not cover entire surface). Layer with half the cheese mixture and half the pepperoni to 1/2 in. of edges; top with another rectangle. Bake until golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Repeat.
  3. Remove to a cutting board and cool slightly. Cut each rectangle into four triangles; serve warm with pizza sauce and, if desired, toppings.
Source: As of 9/2023 the recipe is no longer available on the website.

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Terri Steffes said…
What a delightful recipe! I think these would be so fun to serve.
Karen said…
Wow! How cool is this! Cheesy filled crescent rolls made into waffles is genius!
Lisa said…
Genius! Perfect snack or lunch too.
Tania Lau said…
Great idea for a party!
Great minds Jolene.....Bring on the PIzza!!!
Amy said…
I love that these are made with crescent roll dough! And I do the same thing of always adding more cheese than called for, lol.
Mackenzie Ryan said…
Anything that is in pizza form is a hit with my kids, so this is a recipe that they are sure to love!
My boys would love this! They would get such a kick out of two of their favorites being combined into one! It looks delicious!
plaza pizza said…
I adore that crescent roll dough was used to make these waffled pizza bites! And I usually add more cheese than is called for, which is funny. And its an easy snack to prepare in hurry burry also thank you for sharing!

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