Delicious Pizza Jaffle Recipe for a Quick Meal
As a culinary explorer, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy old favorites. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my latest creation: the pizza jaffle recipe. If you’re not familiar with the term, a jaffle is essentially a toasted sandwich or pocket creation made in a jaffle iron. And let me tell you, once you try pizza jaffles, you’ll never go back to regular old cheese toasties.
Now, I know what you may be thinking – why mess with a classic like pizza? But hear me out. Pizza jaffles take all of the deliciousness of your favorite slice and condense it into a handheld pocket that’s perfect for on-the-go or campsite cooking.
Plus, making pizza jaffles is super easy and fun! All you need is a jaffle maker or toasted sandwich maker, bread, butter or margarine, and some basic ingredients like tomato paste, garlic, dried basil, onion, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, ham or pepperoni – whatever toppings you would normally put on your pizza!
So why not give these delicious pizza pockets a try? Trust me when I say that once you take your first bite of a piping hot iron pizza pocket, your taste buds will thank you.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Pizza jaffles are an unbeatable combination of two all-time favorites- pizza and jaffles. This delicacy is a fusion of cheesy goodness and a crispy, buttery exterior that can satisfy any level of hunger. If you’re looking for something savory, simple, and super easy to make, then this recipe is perfect for you.
These jaffles are the ultimate comfort food and are perfect for those chilly evenings by the campfire or lazy evenings at home when you don’t feel like going out. The secret lies in the unique pocket creation method that ensures the ingredients stay securely within the ironed bread pocket.
The recipe includes basic kitchen staples and has enough potential to please everyone’s palate. You can mix and match any ingredients you like, from traditional pepperoni pizza toppings to healthier veggie options with mushroom, capsicum, and olives. Red onions, freshly sliced tomatoes, sweet canned pineapple pieces, or chicken parmigiana toppings elevate the flavor combination to new heights.
Not only is this recipe delicious but also extremely versatile since it can be cooked in a Jaffle maker or toasted sandwich maker. It’s so easy that even amateur cooks can make this mouth-watering snack in no time.
So go ahead and indulge yourself in these irresistibly gooey pockets of goodness! Don’t miss out on pizzas and jaffles, brought together as one delectable creation. With just four slices of bread and a few of your favorite ingredients, this recipe will take your taste buds on a journey as they savor every bite of melty cheese with a tangy tomato flavor inside the crispy outer shell. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this pizza jaffle recipe!
Get your ingredients ready! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 slices of bread
- Butter or margarine, softened
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/4 onion, finely chopped
- 4 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1/4 capsicum, sliced thinly
- 30g ham, diced
- 2 slices of salami, thinly sliced
- 2 slices of red pepperoni pizza, thinly sliced
- 6 olives, pitted and sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup of canned pineapple pieces, drained
- 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
Some great additional ingredients include chicken parmigiana or baked beans. Feel free to experiment with different toppings and quantities to make the jaffles your own.
The Recipe How-To
- 4 Slices of bread, buttered on one side
- 2 Tablespoons of margarine or butter, softened
- 1/2 Cup tomato paste
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 5 Mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 Fresh tomato, chopped
- 1/2 Capsicum, chopped
- Half cup ham, diced
- Slices of pepperoni or salami (optional)
- 1/4 Cup canned pineapple pieces (optional)
- 1/4 Cup olives
- Grated cheese
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over high heat.
- Add garlic and onion to the pan and cook until soft.
- Add mushrooms and capsicum then cook until the liquid evaporates.
- Stir in chopped tomatoes until heated through.
- Spread margarine or butter on the non-buttered sides of the bread.
- Place the bread slices in a jaffle maker or sandwich press with the buttered side facing out.
- Spread tomato paste onto each slice of bread.
- Add cheese over the tomato paste for an extra cheesy kick.
- On one slice of bread add cooked mushrooms, capsicum and tomato mixture on top then sprinkle some grated cheese on top of it.
- Next up, add diced ham, pepperoni slices and canned pineapple pieces (if using).
- Add olive slices on each bread slice to add flavor.
at this point you are half way to creating a pizza pocket with all the raging flavors.
Sandwich one piece of bread that has toppings onto another that has toppings making sure that the buttered part is facing outwards on both sides.
Place it in a jaffle iron or sandwich press and close it properly.
Cook for about five minutes or until you achieve a nice golden brown color and crusty bread.
Serve hot as it oozes out its contents – the melted cheese blending with all other ingredients for that highly satisfying flavor boost!
- You can swap ham with chicken, bacon or sausage according to preference for added flavor boost!
This recipe contains about X calories per serving.
This recipe is perfect for lazy days at home, camping trips or just anytime you want something super easy and delicious!
Substitutions and Variations
If you love experimenting in the kitchen, there are many substitutions and variations that you can make to this recipe to create new and exciting pizza jaffle flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started:
– Swap out the ham for cooked chicken or ground beef.
– Add in some chopped jalapenos or chili flakes for a spicy kick.
– Instead of using tomato paste, try using pizza sauce or marinara sauce.
– Mix up the vegetables by adding in some zucchini, eggplant, or artichokes.
– Use different types of cheese, such as mozzarella, feta, or blue cheese.
– If you prefer a vegetarian version, simply omit the meat and add extra veggies and cheese.
– Experiment with different breads, such as sourdough or whole wheat.
– For a twist on traditional pizza toppings, try using smoked salmon or prosciutto.
With so many possibilities, your taste buds will never get bored! Don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with unique flavor combinations that work best for you.
Serving and Pairing
Now that you have prepared your mouth-watering pizza jaffle, let me offer some recommendations on how to serve and pair it.
The pizza jaffle is so versatile that you can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner! If you are having it for breakfast, try pairing it with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. For lunch or dinner, it goes well with a side salad or some crispy fries.
You can also enjoy your pizza jaffle while on a picnic or camping trip. It is perfect for outdoor activities and will keep you energized throughout the day.
If you are looking to host a party, the pizza jaffles will be a big hit among your guests. Simply cut them into bite-sized pieces and serve them as appetizers.
For wine lovers, try pairing the pizza jaffle with a glass of red wine like Merlot or Pinot Noir. The richness of the wine will complement the flavors of the pizza jaffle perfectly.
In conclusion, the possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing your pizza jaffles. Whether you prefer sweet or savory flavors, this delicious recipe is sure to please every palette.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
I have good news for you! The pizza jaffles are perfect to make ahead and store for later. Once you have made your jaffle pockets, let them cool completely, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and store them in an airtight container or resealable bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
When it’s time to reheat them, you have a couple of options. One method is to use a sandwich press, toasted sandwich maker or jaffle iron. Simply place your jaffle pockets in the press, and heat until they are warmed through and the cheese melts.
Alternatively, you may reheat the pizza jaffles using your oven. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and place your jaffles on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until they are heated through.
You may also prepare the pizza jaffles on campfires by placing the sandwiches in foil and cooking on hot coals until they become crispy and golden-brown.
Just remember to always store the pizza jaffles properly to maintain their freshness and deliciousness.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure your pizza jaffles turn out perfect every time, here are a few tips that will help make your jaffle iron pizza creation a success!
Firstly, when using a jaffle iron or sandwich maker, it is important to make sure that the bread is buttered on the outside to avoid sticking. This will also add a delicious flavor and crispiness to the bread.
Another important tip is to use thinly sliced ingredients for optimal cooking time and even distribution throughout the pizza pocket creation. Layering ingredients such as onion, mushroom, fresh tomato, capsicum, salami, ham or pepperoni can be a tasty way to add depth and texture to your jaffle.
It is also important to evenly distribute your toppings on one side of the bread slice to avoid any unnecessary spillage. If using any canned goods such as pineapple, always make sure that they are drained before adding them into the jaffle.
When it comes time to cook your jaffle iron pizza pockets, control the temperature carefully by adjusting cooking times as necessary for best results.
Lastly, if you’re making this recipe over an open flame while camping or cooking outdoors, margarine or non-stick spray can be used in place of butter for buttering the bread. Additionally, preparing all of your ingredients ahead of time can make assembling and cooking the jaffles a breeze.
With these simple tips in mind, there’s no doubt that you’ll be whipping up some amazing pizza jaffles for your friends and family in no time!
Now that we have covered the ingredients, recipe, substitutions and variations, serving and pairing, make-ahead, storing and reheating processes, and tips for perfect results for this pizza jaffle recipe, it is time to address some of the frequently asked questions. Here are some of the answers to the most common questions that come up when people cook pizza jaffles.
How do you use a Jaffle?
To start making your jaffle, put a slice of bread on one side of your jaffle maker and pack it with your desired fillings. Once it’s ready, put another slice on top and bring the lid down to press the two pieces together. After a moment or two, remove any excess bread surrounding the edges of the jaffle iron with a butter knife. Remember to do this carefully so that you don’t damage the non-stick coating.
What does a Jaffle iron do?
The design of a Jaffle Iron is similar to a closed sandwich maker with its two pieces of clam shell-style iron fused together to envelop and lock in a sandwich. Once the sandwich is nestled inside, the bread is toasted to a crispy golden brown, while the filling turns into a meltingly delicious center. This type of sandwich maker can provide you with a tasty and satisfying meal.
How do you make a Jaffle on a gas stove?
As we begin, heat up some oil in a saucepan and toss in some chopped onions. Let them sizzle and brown while you add in the minced meat. Keep stirring until the meat is cooked through and the onions are a lovely, golden color.
While the meat is cooling, grab a tray and place some slices of buttered bread on it. Now is the time to scoop that cold meat mixture onto the slices, towards the center. You can even add a dollop of chutney and a couple of onion slices to give it that extra kick.
Next, it’s time to prep the jaffle irons. Give them a quick spray with some non-stick spray before placing them over an open gas flame to heat up.
As a culinary explorer, I urge you to try out this pizza jaffle recipe! With its super easy method and delicious taste, you can indulge in a crispy, cheesy and flavorful meal in no time. Not only is it perfect for camp cooking, but it’s great for a quick lunch, dinner or even as a snack.
Whether you prefer pepperoni pizza, fireside pizza or chicken parmigiana pizza, this recipe offers endless possibilities to create your perfect jaffle. Plus, with the substitutions and variations section, you can experiment with different ingredients and make it your own.
So why settle for plain cheese toastie or ham jaffle when you can have an iron pizza pocket creation? With just a few simple ingredients, a jaffle maker (or toasted sandwich maker) and some creativity, you can enjoy a restaurant-worthy meal from the comfort of your own home or on-the-go.
In conclusion, give this pizza jaffle recipe a try and impress your taste buds with its amazing flavors. Join the Xman Co’s Facebook Easter Camp Cooking Recipes page to learn new and exciting ways to cook using your jaffle iron. There’s never been a better time to learn camp cooking recipes – check out the delicious jaffle iron options today!
Pizza Jaffle Recipe
- 30 g ham, diced
- 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup capsicum, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup mushroom, sliced
- 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic, crushed
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 4 slices bread
- margarine or butter, to coat
- Plug in the sandwich maker to heat up.
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine all ingredients except tomato paste and bread.
- Spread butter onto one side of the bread and tomato paste onto the other. Place 2 of these bread slices into the jaffle maker, butter side down. Top with pizza filling.
- Place remaining slices of bread on top, paste side facing into the pizza filling.
- Cook until browned to your liking.
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Mishra Vikas is a digital nomad who loves to explore the world and learn about its cultures. As a programmer, backpacker, and cook, he enjoys sharing his adventures and cooking up delectable dishes. Writing about his experiences, creating tasty recipes, and discovering new places are some of his favorite activities. He’s an avid traveler and passionate chef, always on the lookout for an exciting new journey.