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Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Wondering what to do with those leftovers? Make stuffing waffles from your leftover stuffing! They’re so easy to make and crazy delicious with loads of flavor and slightly crispy edges that you’ll totally love.

Over the last few years we’ve had a lot of fun throughout Thanksgiving weekend dreaming up new ways to use leftovers from the big feast. It’s one of our favorite things!

We’ve done pot pies, hand pies, soups, stews and casseroles a plenty, but there are none so great as leftover stuffing waffles!

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

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I make my stuffing with loads of fresh herbs and the smell of the herbs cooking for a second time on a waffle iron is pure, drool-worthy heaven. I teamed up with Walmart to share how we make these miraculous waffles!

These stuffing waffles are perfect topped with homemade cranberry sauce for brunch or you could cover them in leftover turkey and gravy for dinner. Either way, they’re incredible.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

You can use any kind of stuffing when making your waffles from your favorite homemade family recipe to a boxed stuffing. Either option will be completely irresistible!

The process is super simple, just adding eggs and stock to your leftover stuffing so it gets nice and wet and sticky in consistency. The prep time takes just a few minutes!

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Ingredients

  • Leftover stuffing – You can pull leftover stuffing right from the refrigerator to make these stuffing waffles! Alternately, you can prepare fresh stuffing and let it cool to room temperature before mixing up the waffle mixture.
  • Stock or broth – To help add moisture to the stuffing you’ll need some form of broth or stock. We use veggie stock in combination with my vegetarian stuffing, but chicken stock or broth also works equally well. 
  • Eggs – The eggs add moisture and help act as a binder to hold the stuffing together while prepping it for the waffle iron.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

How to Make Stuffing Waffles

Step 1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. While it’s heating, add your leftover stuffing to a mixing bowl.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Step 2. Add stock or broth and eggs to the stuffing and mix well until thoroughly combined. It will be quite wet and sticky.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Step 3. Generously spray each side of your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Step 4. Place approximately 1-1/2 cups stuffing mixture in the middle of the iron and press down with the back of a spoon until slightly flattened

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Step 5. Cook for 10 – 12 minutes or until cooked through and edges are crispy and golden. Take note that cooking times may vary depending on your individual waffle iron.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Toppings for Leftover Stuffing Waffles

  • Homemade cranberry – Probably my personal favorite, I love stuffing waffles topped with homemade cranberry. I’ve included my cranberry recipe below!
  • Turkey and gravy – A few slices of turkey and a hearty pour of warm gravy and you have an amazing day-after-Thanksgiving dinner!
  • Poached eggs – My other favorite way to eat stuffing waffles is with a couple of poached eggs on top. I love the texture of the eggs combined with the crispiness of the waffle.
  • Eggs over easy – Alternately, if you’re not a big fan of poached eggs, eggs over easy are another delicious option.
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy – When in doubt, a mound of mashed potatoes with gravy is a solid way to enjoy stuffing waffles fresh off the waffle iron.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

How to Store and Reheat Stuffing Waffles

If you make up a big batch of leftover stuffing waffles at once, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. But I promise you, they won’t last that long!

To reheat them, place them on a sheet pan in a 350° F oven for about 10 minutes or until warmed through and slightly crispy at the edges again.

Can You Use Fresh Stuffing?

Yes! I mentioned this above, but fresh stuffing will also work when making stuffing waffles. I suggest letting it cool approximately to room temperature before making your waffle mixture.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

More Favorite Holiday Recipes

Looking for a few more holiday recipes to add into the mix? Here are a few of my favorites! 

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe Photo

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Leftover Stuffing Waffles with Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Wondering what to do with those leftovers? Make stuffing waffles from your leftover stuffing! They're so easy to make and crazy delicious with loads of flavor and slightly crispy edges that you'll totally love.

Ingredients

For the Waffles

  • 6 cups leftover stuffing
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup veggie stock

For the Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

    For the Waffles

    1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    2. Add cold, refrigerated leftover stuffing to a large mixing bowl.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    3. Add eggs and veggie stock and combine well. Mixture should be very moist and sticky. Add more stock as necessary if it's not a sticky consistency.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    4. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    5. Place approximately 1-1/2 cups stuffing mixture in the middle of the iron and press down with the back of a spoon until slightly flattened.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    6. Cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until cooked through and edges are crispy and golden.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse
    7. Top with warmed cranberry sauce (or other topping of your choice) and serve immediately.

      Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipes | What to do with leftover stuffing, entertaining tips, party ideas, holiday party ideas and more from @cydconverse

    For the Cranberry Sauce

    1. Add sugar, water and orange juice to a large saucepan.
    2. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
    3. Add cranberries and continue simmering for 15 - 20 minutes until the cranberries have broken down somewhat and the sauce has slightly thickened
    4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature

    Notes

    Cooking times will vary depending on your particular stuffing and waffle iron. Cook until the edges are golden and slightly crispy so the egg is cooked through.

    [Art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

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    EDDIENA LEE CAMERON

    Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    This sounds amazing and I can't wait to try them ! My usual stand- in after Thanksgiving is Turkey Tacos and Turkey Enchiladas and they are as easy as they sound and really don't need any explanation or recipes. Unless of course you've made neither one before. Thanks for a wonderful, creative idea on leftovers. I'm with Nicole in I'm shocked myself or someone in my family hasn't thought of this idea in all the combined years we have in cooking. Thanks so much.

    Cyd Converse

    Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    Eddiena, thank you! Turkey enchiladas sound so good and are such a great idea. I love finding fun ways to use leftovers! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

    Nicole

    Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

    Why haven’t I thought of this! I’m totally doing this Friday for brunch, with turkey and gravy! Maybe I’ll get crazy and make some mashed tater pancakes too.

    Cyd Converse

    Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

    Nicole, yes! Mashed potato pancakes sound like a perfect companion. Enjoy! xo