Savory Mortadella, Garlic, and Caper Puff-Pastry Waffle Recipe

Inspired by garlic bread, this mortadella-stuffed puff-pastry waffle is loaded with flavor. . Robyn Lee

Kind of like garlic bread on steroids, this quick and easy puff-pastry waffle snack is layered with paper-thin slices of mortadella along with a garlicky sauce flavored with parsley, capers, and olive oil.

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Recipe Details

Savory Mortadella, Garlic, and Caper Puff-Pastry Waffle Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed parsley leaves and tender stems (about 4 sprigs)
  • 5 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced mortadella or bologna
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 (1/2-pound) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed


  1. Preheat a Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. Combine olive oil, parsley, garlic, and capers and, using a mini food processor or an immersion blender, process into a semi-smooth sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Lightly dust a work surface. Lay out puff pastry sheet, lightly flour top, and roll into an approximate 16- by 16-inch square. Spread garlic sauce on puff pastry, leaving a 1 inch border on all edges. Layer mortadella on top, leaving a 1-inch border on all edges.

  3. Roll puff pastry sheet away from you like a jelly roll. When completely rolled, pinch seam to seal.

  4. Pinch ends of puff pastry to seal, then coil into a disk-shaped spiral. Place spiral in center of preheated waffle iron. Cook until puff pastry is deep golden brown on all surfaces and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 190 to 200°F, about 12 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a cutting board, cut into wedges, and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Belgian waffle iron, rolling pin

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