If you are passionate about cooking, we’re sure you have already invested thousands of dollars in the latest kitchen tools, accessories, and appliances. And why shouldn’t you when each of them comes with fun and innovative designs that are meant to help you cook faster and easier?
However, before stuffing all your kitchen cabinets with products you won’t use more than a few times, perhaps you should consider investing in multifunctional appliances. Choose pans and devices that can help you cook various delicious recipes and serve more than one purpose.
So, if you already own a waffle iron, don’t rush to ditch it just yet. Small and compact, these products come in handy when you don’t have too much time for preparing breakfast or dinner. Here are some of the most unexpected dishes you can cook in a waffle maker that will turn you into your family’s favorite cook.
Those of you who enjoy a guilty pleasure like pizza once in a while but don’t have the time to cook it in a regular oven can benefit from a regular waffle iron. You can use your own recipe of dough or buy a prepared one from the store.
Start by spreading the dough on the waffle iron and close the lid. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, then flip to the other side and repeat the cooking process for another two-three minutes.
Once the dough is slightly cooked, you can open the lid and add your favorite ingredients, including a delicious homemade tomato and oregano sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, pepperoni, onions, corn, and some more mozzarella. Add salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste and hold the lid firmly until all the cheese is melted.
This easy and fast pizza recipe is perfect for breakfast as it won’t take more than 10 minutes to prepare.
Are you a fan of Mexican food but you’re tired of ordering it every night? Prepare your own delicious quesadillas with the help of a small and compact waffle iron. These Mexican dishes make for perfect lunches and quick dinners and, when combined with nachos and guacamole, they can turn any meal into a true fiesta.
Start with the wrap. Place it on the waffle maker and heat it for about one minute on each side. Add your favorite toppings, including cooked chicken breast or beef meat, spring onions, corn, beans, guacamole, cheese, jalapenos, and tomatoes.
Season with fresh ground pepper, salt, and your favorite spices and close the lid. Depending on your choice of meat, allow it to cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Serve with a cold beer or some extra guacamole.
If you cannot imagine your life without bacon on everything, then a waffle iron is the most convenient tool to cook it in under five minutes.
Without requiring extra cooking oil or grease, you can simply put the bacon inside the iron and cook it until it reaches the perfect shade and crispiness. Eat it alone or combine it with eggs and beans to prepare a delicious English breakfast in no time.
Are you out of ideas for breakfast but still want to eat a healthy and delicious meal first thing in the morning?
Although the recipe is slightly more complicated and does require the use of additional kitchen tools, we guarantee you the results are worth the waiting.
If you plan on cooking for the entire family, you’re going to need some cooking oil, one large diced red pepper, two cups of roasted potatoes, arugula (only if you like), bacon according to preferences, 8-10 large eggs whisked and combined, half a cup of parmesan, and an additional cup of your favorite cheese (we suggest mozzarella because it melts faster).
Put the cooking oil in a nonstick pan and heat at medium-high heat. Add the red pepper and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the potatoes and cook them for two more minutes. Combine with the arugula and bacon and stir together.
Take a bowl and add the parmesan, eggs, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into a pan and cook it until soft. Add the cheese and then cook to medium for another minute, until reaching the desired type of crust. Transfer the pan into the oven and bake for ten more minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool off for a few minutes. Using a 3-inch kitchen ring, cut out rounds in the frittata. Sprinkle some cooking oil in the waffle iron and place rounds in it and heat until warm enough to eat.
Chicken, broccoli, and Cheddar potato waffles
If you trust your cooking skills, you can also use the regular waffle iron to reinvent classic lunch and dinner recipes. The popular Sunday night mashed potato dinner is now quickly turned into a nutritious lunch without requiring too many tools or a lot of time spent in the kitchen.
Mix a few mashed potatoes with cooked broccoli or your favorite veggie, flour, eggs, cheese to taste, and seasoning and put the mixture in the waffle maker.
Cook for three-four minutes, depending on how many eggs and how much flour you use. If you decide to precook all your required ingredients before going to bed, this recipe can also make for a super fast breakfast first thing in the morning.
This healthy recipe won’t take more than a couple of minutes to make. You can serve it as a side dish for grilled chicken or salmon or eat it as a snack whenever you want something light.
Take a medium-sized eggplant and wash it thoroughly. Cut it in round pieces of about half an inch thick, then sprinkle some high-quality Parmesan on it. Put it in the waffle maker and cook it for three minutes. You won’t need any additional cooking oil or fat.