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Savory Heart-Shaped Italian Waffles

Italian waffles are a great choice for Valentine’s dinner, especially when they’re heart shaped!

Breakfast for dinner takes on a whole new meaning with these savory waffles! Pull in classic Italian flavors, add them to thawed dinner rolls, shape them like a heart and just like that you’ve got a sweetheart’s dinner for the whole family.

Heidi VanValkenburg with Rhodes Rolls shares the recipe.

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Italian Waffles

Prep Time: 20 min,
Bake Time: 2-3 min.
Servings: 6
Difficulty: Intermediate


  • 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pepperoni minis
  • pizza sauce


Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Flatten each roll into a 5-6 inch circle.

In a medium bowl, combine cheeses, basil, oregano, and pepper flakes. Place about 1/3 cup cheese mixture in the middle of 6 of the dough circles. Top with 10-12 pepperoni minis. Brush edges of dough with water. Place remaining 6 dough circles over the cheese filling. Press edges together to seal and place in the center of a waffle iron heated to medium heat.

Cook for about 2 minutes. Serve with warm pizza sauce.

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