Crispy mozzarella melts

Whip up a tasty snack in your waffle maker!

When my kids were little, I enjoyed coming up with new recipes to entice them to join me in the kitchen. I wish I’d thought of these tasty treats way back then as I am sure I could have persuaded them to make them with me on a weekly, or possibly even daily, basis. They’re so delicious and fun – perfect for snacking, or a great lunch if you add in a salad on the side.


  • 10 ounce (300 grams) block of mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) OR gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) pizza sauce or salsa


  • Cut mozzarella into 1 x 1 x 1/2 inch (2.5 x 2.5 x 1.25 cm) cubes
  • Put flour in a small, shallow bowl; blend in oregano.
  • Put egg in a bowl, put Panko in a third bowl.
  • Roll cheese cubes one at a time in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, making sure they are thoroughly coated with breadcrumbs. Place on a plate while you finish preparing the rest of the cheese cubes.
  • Preheat waffle maker.
  • Grease waffle plates lightly with canola oil.
  • Add one coated cheese cube per compartment of your waffle maker.
  • Cook 3 minutes, until breadcrumb coating is golden brown and cheese has melted. If the breadcrumb coating sticks to the top plate, just pry it off and stick it back on the cheese – it will adhere perfectly.
  • Let sit for 2 minutes before eating; serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Makes 8 mozzarella melts; recipe can easily be multiplied.

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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