Stuffing Waffles are the perfect way to use up any leftover stuffing you may have from your holiday meal. They are so delicious!
My husband stumbled upon the greatest invention EVER: Stuffing Waffles. Sounds so bizarre, but trust me when I say your life is about to be changed. I am not totally sure where this idea originated, but we are going with it.
Originally, we made these to complement our Thanksgiving dinner. They were a HIT. After they were gone, I found myself craving the crunchy, yummy goodness. Lucky me, we still had MASSIVE amounts of baked stuffing leftover (because who wants to eat regular old stuffing when you can have it in waffle form?!). So, I decided to whip up some more waffles.
SO FREAKING YUMMY. I mean have you ever seen anything so glorious?
Okay, so you can make this recipe several ways.
I prefer homemade stuffing. I found a recipe from the Food Network a million years ago (it involves bread chunks, sausage, and sage. Basically heaven) and it has been my go to every year. So, that is what we used for this recipe. I am going to guess that ANY stuffing (including Stove Top) will work just fine.
- The first batch was made with UNBAKED stuffing. Basically, the stuffing recipe makes a ton so we baked half in a baking dish and made stuffing waffles with the other half. Because it is still “wet,” it holds together really well in the waffle maker. Grease the iron with butter or oil and place about half a cup of the (packed)stuffing mixture on the hot iron. Carefully smush the mixture together on the griddle. It will take longer to cook than a regular waffle so be prepared for that. When the waffle is golden brown, carefully remove it from the waffle maker.
- The second batch was made with leftover stuffing and since it was “dry” I added a little bit of milk to help the waffles stick together better. This time I used coconut oil cooking spray to grease the waffle maker and really made sure to keep an eye on the waffles as they cooked so they were golden brown.
Both ways work perfectly.
A couple things to remember:
- These waffles are not regular waffles. They will not look perfect and they might fall apart easily. THAT IS OKAY. Just go with it.
- Stuffing Waffles taste amazing just plain. However, if you want to up the ante, serve them with gravy. Or cranberry sauce (if that’s your thing). Or even maple syrup.
- YOU CAN EVEN MAKE A TURKEY SANDWICH USING THE WAFFLES. OH MY YUM. I am not trying to yell at you, but you need to do this.
So, run to your kitchen right now and try out this recipe immediately. I promise you will not regret it. And please let me know how much your life has changed because of these Stuffing Waffles.
Other recipes you may enjoy:
- 1/2 batch stuffing (homemade or store-bought) *can be more!
- butter or cooking spray
1. Heat a waffle iron and grease well.
2. Place 1/2 cup packed stuffing on to the griddle and cook until golden brown.
3. Continue until you have made as many waffles as you want.
*When placing the stuffing on the waffle iron, carefully try to smash the stuffing together.