Leftover Waffles: Stuffing and Cornbread Pudding Waffles
Turn leftover stuffing or cornbread pudding into delicious leftover waffles. Perfect for breakfast, these waffles are crispy on the outside and soft in the center.
Top the stuffing waffles with a fried or poached egg, cranberry sauce, gravy or anything you desire. Try a dollop of butter and warmed maple syrup on the cornbread pudding waffles. Trust me, this is such a fun and delicious way to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Use up Thanksgiving Leftovers: Stuffing and Cornbread Pudding Waffles
Stuffing waffles are simply waffles made from leftover Thanksgiving Day stuffing. While cornbread pudding waffles are waffles made from leftover cornbread pudding. If you made my easy stuffing recipe, or my cornbread pudding recipe, then you know it’s going to be good.
If your stuffing is on the dry side, try adding a touch of chicken or vegetables broth. This will help soften the stuffing making it better for waffles. Also, this works best with stuffing that is traditional vs. stuffing with nuts, meat or other inclusions.
Tips and Tricks for Leftover Waffles
- It is easier to remove smaller waffles vs. larger waffles from the waffle iron. You may need a fork to lift the waffle from the waffle iron. Simply loosen all sides before lifting and it should come out easily.
- If you are using a waffle iron that is NOT non-stick, be sure to add cooking spray to both sides of the waffle iron before cooking a new waffle.
- If the waffles are sticking, they need more time.
There are so many toppings that you can play with in a post-Thanksgiving kitchen. Some of my favorites include gravy, leftover turkey, and cranberry sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even fry or poach an egg to add on top, or add a little bit of turkey bacon for extra saltiness.
- Cranberry sauce
- Leftover gravy
- Leftover turkey
- Fried or poached eggs
- Maple syrup
Leftover mashed potatoes also make a great waffle topping, especially if you top it with a little bit of fresh parsley or leftover turkey gravy.
Store any leftover waffles covered in the refrigerator for two to three days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through. Be sure to cover in a damp paper towel to avoid letting it dry out. To reheat the waffles in the oven, wrap the waffles in foil and place into a cold oven. Warming up the oven with the waffles inside allows the waffles to slowly come to the right temperature, and the foil will help hold in any moisture that would otherwise escape. Looking for more leftover recipes? Try my Thanksgiving Gobblerito. IYKYK.
- 2 cups stuffing or cornbread , leftover from Thanksgiving
- 1 non-stick waffle iron
- Preheat your waffle iron for this stuffing waffles recipe. Mine is non-stick so I do NOT spray it with cooking spray. Remove leftover stuffing or cornbread pudding from the refrigerator. Spoon about ½ cup of stuffing or cornbread pudding on to the waffle iron.
- Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes for small waffles. Larger waffles will need more time to crisp up. Don’t be afraid to let it cook longer, you want the waffles to be golden brown and crispy on both sides.
- Once the waffles are golden brown on both sides, remove it from the waffle iron. Repeat for as many waffles as you want to make in the waffle iron. If the waffles are sticking they need more time. Top stuffing waffles with warmed turkey, fried eggs, cranberry sauce, gravy, or anything you desire. Top cornbread pudding waffles with butter and maple syrup.