Waffle Pressed Pizza Pockets

Serves 4

Music Pairing: Don’t Sweat the Technique by Eric B. & Rakim

Pizza in a pinch is how I usually describe these easy-to-make sandwiches.

8 slices soft white or whole wheat bread

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons marinara sauce (I use this recipe)

2 teaspoons grated Pecorino-Locatelli or Parmigiano cheese

Preheat a waffle iron.

Lay 4 slices of the bread on a counter or cutting board. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of mozzarella on each slice, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of sauce over the cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Pecorino or Parmigiano on top. Top with the remaining slices of bread.

Place the sandwiches into the waffle iron (you may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your iron). Close the lid, and cook until the sandwiches are golden, 2 to 4 minutes, depending on the temperature setting of your waffle iron. Serve hot, or wrap in foil to pack in school lunch.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 to 4 minutes

Ease of preparation: easy


Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 to 9 minutes