I was reading this post where the blogger has a feature called magazine mondays, where on mondays, she rounds up recipes that her readers have submitted that came from magazines. I thought this was a brilliant idea, as I get a few food magazines, but rarely make anything out of them. So I picked up one of the food magazines lying around, found a few pages that I had dog-eared, and promptly forgotten about, and decided I was going to put these magazines to good use and make these recipes.
So I did. Well not really, since the recipe I made was inspired by a picture in a magazine, but wasn't featured in a magazine. Anyways! I saw this picture of a "pizza" with a savory waffle as the crust instead of regular dough. I'm always looking for any excuse to use my waffle maker, so decided this would be lunch. My waffle maker came with a booklet of yummy sounding recipes, so I decided to use the sun dried tomato carbonara waffle as a base for our lunch.
sun-dried tomato carbonara waffle pizza
recipe adapted from Kitchen Aid waffle baker instructions and recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 shredded parmesan cheese
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp basil
1 tsp garlic seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 2/3 cups milk
1/3 cup olive oil
handful of chopped, cooked bacon
2 tsp sundried tomato pesto
Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk wet ingredients in a small bowl, and pour into the the dry ingredients. Mix until just moistened. Stir the bacon and sun-dried tomatoes.
Scoop 1 cup of the mixture onto the preheated waffle iron, and cook for 3 minutes 45 seconds.
I topped our waffles with bottled pizza sauce, chopped up pepperoni and pizza blend shredded cheese before popping it in the toaster oven to melt the cheese. I had a bunch of veggies out to add to this pizza, but this was a particularly hectic lunch, so they were quickly forgotten and only toppings requiring minimal prep were used. Good enough. I guess a nice salad would have rounded out this lunch. Next time!
We're really starting to enjoy savory waffles around here. They are quick and easy to make, usually requiring ingredients that I have on hand, and they are super tasty!