Introduction: Waffled Pizza Pockets

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These crescent roll pizza pockets take only about 5 minutes to make, and they are so yummy.  These can also be made many different ways, using different fillings. Ham and cheese is also great, and I imagine peanut butter and jelly wouldn't be horrible.

Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

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There really aren't any measurements for the ingredients. Just add how much you like, and whatever you like. This is just the list of ingredients that I used for this Instructable.

-Crescent rolls (I used reduced fat)
-Pepperoni
-Mozzerella cheese
-Parmesan cheese
-Pizza sauce, for dipping


Equipment needed: 

-Cutting board, cutting mat, cookie sheet, plate, or anything else on which to assemble the pocket of deliciousness.
-Waffle iron

Step 2: Making the Pocket

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First, you should turn on the waffle iron and let it preheat. There is no need to oil or butter the iron, there is enough oil in the dough to keep them from sticking.


Open the tube of crescent rolls and remove the dough, being careful not to tear it.

The roll of dough should split right in half if you persuade it gently.

I only used half the roll for one pocket, the other half I bagged and stuck in the refrigerator for later.

Unroll the half-tube of dough and separate into two rectangles, each consisting of two crescent roll triangles. (see picture)  You'll want to pinch the triangle seems together, to form two solid rectangular pieces, one for the bottom and one for the top. Try to shape the pieces so that they are roughly the same size.

Step 3: Fill It and Seal It

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Add your filling to one piece of dough only. The other piece is going to be for the top. 

For this pocket  I added a layer of pepperoni, then sprinkled mozzerella and parmesan cheeses on top of that. You can add more of the filling if you like, I prefer more crust than filling, so adjust accordingly.  Make sure you leave about 1/2  inch of dough around the edges, so you can seal the top on with no problems. 

The filling can really be anything you want. You could use this version, and add peppers, onions, and cooked sausage for a supreme pizza. If you choose to add vegetables, I recommend sauteing them first, because the pocket won't be in the waffle iron long enough to cook raw veggies.

Carefully place the second square of dough on top of the piece with the filling.  Pinch the edges together leaving no holes, if possible. You don't want all of your cheese running out! 

Step 4: Waffle It!

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Your waffle iron should be nice and hot by now.  I'm using a waffle iron that makes the waffles into sticks,  but a normal iron will work just the same, they'll just look a bit different than mine.
 
Very gently pick up the pocket, and place it in the center of the waffle iron. The dough will expand some while it cooks, so it's recommended to make the pocket a bit smaller than the iron.  Close the lid, but don't mash it down until it closes completely, this will more than likely put holes in it, and you'll have a big mess. Just let the weight of the lid do the work for you.  The timer on your waffle iron might be accurate in telling you when the pocket is done, but you're looking for a deep brown (not burnt), possibly crunchy exterior. I would guess appoximately 3 minutes.  You should be able to tell by looking that it is done.  Carefully remove the pocket from the iron.

Step 5: Eat!

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Slice your pocket however you see fit. I serve it with pizza sauce for dipping. It's not recommended that you put the sauce inside the pocket....that's just asking for a huge mess.  I'd love to see pictures of yours and hear what you filled it with!  This would be a fun project for the kids, letting them fill their own pockets, just make sure they don't use the waffle iron unattended. 

Enjoy!

Comments

splizat (author)2013-04-28

Genius! Now I have a reason to buy a waffle iron! Wife be damned!

rawrjamjam (author)2012-09-18

that is just awesome, i want some. SHARE < 3 !!!!!!!!!!! RAWR

Comatoes (author)2012-09-14

Nice... I think I'll just do it in my George Foreman but thanks for the idea.

Maxaxle (author)2012-01-21

Amazingly good when you use your own dough (made using a bread machine) and your own sauce (made using a crockpot). I even got a decent picture of one of our many successful trial runs.

Maxaxle (author)Maxaxle2012-01-21

Whoops, didn't finish uploading the picture...

rfhewitt (author)2011-07-22

BRILLIANT! Gonna buy a waffle iron tomorrow and try this!

jtweed (author)2011-07-22

Great idea but I have a cheap waffle iron and it doesn't cook evenly :(

noahh (author)2011-07-08

I've found this is the best way to make grilled cheese. I just put cheese between two slices of bread, stick it into the iron, and put a weight on it. It makes the bread and the cheese merge into one delicious brick of deliciousness.

DarkestDreams (author)2011-07-04

This great. My husband & I love it.

SageMinto (author)2011-06-11

This would make a really filling party snack. Mmmmm! :P

thegreat58 (author)2010-10-17

Using a waffle iron to grill hamburgers works great, with the waffle pattern on the meat, the condiments stay in place, and they cook quick, I used to make them for my kids, when they were small.

kcls (author)2010-04-03

I just made these and am eating them as I type. They are Awesome! Thanks for the great 'ible!

kcls (author)kcls2010-04-03

And a picture. They were peperoni and cheese, but I used canned pillsbury pizza dough instead of croissant dough.

waffleizer (author)2010-01-10

I'm doing a blog called Waffleizer with a lot of recipes like this, including one for a waffleburger (with cheese)

kcls (author)waffleizer2010-04-02

I saw your blog, and made the waffled hash browns. They were Waffleicious! I am looking forward to these pizza pockets!

SpadefootFrog (author)2010-03-20

I don't have a waffle iron, but I do have a panini grill. I wonder if it will work just as well?

ipottouch1313 (author)2010-01-20

 these are amazing just made some thanks amazing idea

tofu4tortoise (author)2009-11-26

 Wow, this was a really great idea.  I went to the store to buy the crescent rolls, and made them.  Instead of doing the pizza pocket as you did, I made it breakfast style.  I had some slab bacon in the fridge, sauteed it, and made some scrambled eggs too.  It turned out delicious. Thank you.

weaponscollector94 (author)2009-11-22

i am going to try this, i do think peanut butter and jelly would be so friggin good!

The Expert Noob (author)2009-11-22

 Ive always wondered what other uses I could use my waffle iron for. this looks like a delicious idea! Pizza waffles for the game night!

schlammbad (author)2009-11-21

Quick question... There was no mention of greasing or oiling the waffle iron before dropping the pocket in. Should I assume it's not necessary due to the ingredients in the dough?

kfr1sby (author)schlammbad2009-11-21

Actually I did mention it, it's in step 2, second sentence. But, to answer your question here, no you don't need to oil the iron, the dough usually has enough oil in it, to make it come out easily.

schlammbad (author)kfr1sby2009-11-22

I was distracted by the anticipation of deliciousness! :-)

cantab (author)2009-11-21

 You can also use the waffle iron to cook bacon with less grease and missed spots. Check Alton Brown of Food Network. His idea,

kfr1sby (author)cantab2009-11-21

Yes, thank you for posting that! I just watched the video on that a few days ago, and have been meaning to post it, but haven't, obviously. As soon as I get some bacon (haven't been grocery shopping in a while) I will try it and post the results. Thanks again for reminding me!

QueenCeleste (author)2009-11-21

 Ummm, you're filling this full of pepperoni, mozzarella, and parmesan. Why reduced fat crescent rolls?

kfr1sby (author)QueenCeleste2009-11-21

Good question. No reason for it really, I just only buy reduced fat crescent rolls. It's what I had on hand. If I had the regular ones, that's what I would have used.

sturmey (author)2009-11-19

This is a brilliant idea! Somewhere I have a recipe for waffle cookies, but I never would have thought of waffle pizza pockets.

You are a genius. Now to find my waffle iron.

turbobug (author)sturmey2009-11-21

 waffle cookies I might want to try that.  just cookie dough in the iron?

Street (author)2009-11-21

Read this, went to the store, now enjoying. This rocks. Thanks for sharing! 

annoyingfeatures (author)2009-11-21

 im sitting at the comp eating one, its GREAT!!!!

minimalista (author)2009-11-20

They looks GREAT!!
i come from italy and i would like to try them!
But we don't have crescent roll  (or other ready product for this stuff)
there is a fast way to make tha stuff at home?!
like flour water butter or oliven oil yeast... and what more?!
the iron will be able to cook them?!( if i make the fake crescent roll i mean...)

Thanks!
bye!

kfr1sby (author)minimalista2009-11-20

If you're asking what you can use other than crescent rolls...you can make a homemade pizza crust and I'm sure it would have close to the same results. I don't have a recipe for homemade pizza crust that I like, but I'm sure you could find something online.

minimalista (author)kfr1sby2009-11-21

THANKS!

bobert610 (author)2009-11-19

 i tried to make a couple versions for breakfast with eggs and ham- and with cream cheese and jam Great idea man!

sillyzombie666 (author)2009-11-19

ok now i hate you more lol i  went through 3 tubes of  cresent rolls , i made one like n hour ago lol

dulciquilt (author)2009-11-19

 My father used to make our grilled cheese sandwiches in the waffle iron and I loved the extra crunchiness. You can find the old sandwich makers at thrift shops if you don't have a waffle iron. it won't be as flat and crunchy, but you can go ahead and add the sauce before cooing. A Foreman grill would work as well..
 We've seen various sizes of waffle irons at thrift shops, too. Some of the larger ones have griddles that can be removed and flipped so you have a flat surface on top & botton instead of the waffle.

kelman (author)2009-11-19

Great idea! I'm going to do this as a cub scout activity! Thanks.

TATTERH00D (author)2009-11-19

I've seen cookies made this way too...(then you put Ice Cream in them!)

ian7720 (author)2009-11-15

 I saw this and then went straight from my computer to the grocery store. They were delicious, thanks a lot!

kfr1sby (author)ian77202009-11-15

That's dedication. I'm glad you liked them! Ham and cheese is yummy in it!

frollard (author)2009-11-15

Taco flavour would be my pick :D

I haven't grilled a sandwich in a long time.  Time to bust out the grill!

atombomb1945 (author)2009-11-15

About the peanut butter and jelly?  It is awesome.  The peanut butter melts and just blends with the jelly.  Just let it cool a few minutes before eating.

I would imagine that frozen pizza dough would work for this as well.  Just not as flat.

sarrapata (author)2009-11-15

 :D wow!
it looks delicious!!
i'm hungry now! O_O

masterochicken (author)2009-11-15

That looks delicious. I'm glad I just had my fill of goat tacos, or I would have to make a mess in the kitchen trying this.

l8nite (author)2009-11-14

Cool idea with the crescent rolls !  I don't have a waffle maker but I bet my george forman sandwich grill will work... Thankd for the idea

red-king (author)2009-11-14

 looks good.

sillyzombie666 (author)2009-11-14

i hate you.. im starving right now  and i don't have the roll dough. also i don't think my waffle maker would work because its the round ones that requires you to close n flip the heating part n it rnesdds to be pushed down really hard so idk if it would work

kfr1sby (author)sillyzombie6662009-11-14

I betcha it would work. Probably wouldn't even have to be flipped, but if you wanted to, it probably wouldn't be a problem.

sillyzombie666 (author)kfr1sby2009-11-14

ya ill see im going to get a ride tomorrow` to the store i mean i am starving i've had a cold all week and eaten very little so every thing looks good here lol

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