The perfect way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, these leftover stuffing waffles are super simple to make and will please the whole family. All you need are those wonderful leftovers, a couple of eggs, some milk or stock and a waffle iron.
Before you know it, your leftovers will have a new lease of life! Ready to wow everyone round the dinner table one more time! Let’s find out how to make these delicious waffles.
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Leftover stuffing waffles recipe
Turn your stuffing leftovers into something delicious! A three ingredient wonder with minimal prep time and maximum satisfaction, this recipe is perfect for using up your Thanksgiving leftovers. Easy, fuss-free and, most importantly, super tasty.
There’s something so satisfying about waffles. Especially savory stuffing waffles! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and perfect for post holiday breakfast or brunch.
How long can you keep leftover stuffing?
As long as you’ve stored it properly – i.e. in the fridge in an airtight container – leftover stuffing will be good to eat up to around four days after you cooked it.
Can you make these stuffing waffles with fresh stuffing?
Hey, they’re your stuffing waffles! Leftover stuffing is great to use, because chances are you’ll have a lot after Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, if you want to make the stuffing specifically for these waffles, go ahead!
Are these waffles gluten free?
It depends on your stuffing. You can definitely use gluten free stuffing to make these waffles.
How long does it take to cook leftover stuffing waffles?
It depends on what kind of waffle iron you’ve got. Cooking times vary from waffle maker to waffle maker, so make sure you consult your waffle iron’s manual or test it out beforehand.
Can these be made in advance?
If you’re really pressed for time ahead of a party, you can make these waffles individually the night before, then heat them all up in the oven just before the party. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat them.
Can you reheat stuffing waffles?
You can, although they won’t have the same crispiness on the outside. The best way to retain that crispiness is to reheat them in the oven.
Reheat in the oven at 180°C/350°F for up to 10 minutes or until thoroughly warm.
How to moisten dry stuffing?
If you find your stuffing is too dry, add a splash of milk or a little extra stock.
What goes well with leftover stuffing waffles?
It all depends on what’s in your stuffing mixture. Still, here’s a few ideas for serve with your waffles:
- Why not double up on the leftovers… leftover cranberry sauce makes the perfect topping for these leftover Thanksgiving stuffing waffles
- If you’re serving up these bad boys for breakfast or brunch, add a poached egg on top. You could even make some hollandaise and go for a leftover stuffing waffles eggs benefit special!
- Add some smoked salmon on top, with a dollop of cream cheese
- Try slices of avocado and a scattering of pine nuts, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- Serve with a slice of crispy bacon, a drizzle of maple syrup and a big grin
Tips for the perfect leftover stuffing waffles
Follow these golden rules and you’ll end up with perfect leftover Thanksgiving stuffing waffles:
- Try to open the waffle iron too much – leave it to do its thing.
- Don’t skip the blitzing of the stuffing. Chunky stuffing does not make for good waffles
- These leftover stuffing waffles take longer to cook than regular waffles. Cook them until golden brown and crispy
- Make sure you spread the batter in an even layer until it covers the whole waffle maker
- Know your waffle iron! Whether it’s from experience or from reading the manual, knowing how it works is crucial to getting perfect waffles
More ways with waffles
- Dairy free waffles – the perfect healthy breakfast recipe to kick start your day
- Zucchini waffles – so simple and so very good for you
More leftover recipes
- Leftover turkey curry – if you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, this recipe will be the perfect post party treat
- Leftover turkey lasagna – rich, creamy and pure decadence, this is the ultimate post festive indulgence
- Leftover turkey chowder – smoky, rich and absolutely delicious!
A fun way to use your extra stuffing, these Leftover Stuffing Waffles are easy to make and a tasty way to use up your leftovers.
- 400g (4 cups) leftover stuffing, blitzed
- 2 eggs
- 375 (1½ cups) milk or vegetable stock [optional]
- For best results, the stuffing should be transformed into crumbs. The best tool for the job is a food processor that will do it for you in a jiffy. Simply pulse until desired consistency.
- Preheat the waffle iron and give it a light spray with cooking oil.
- Tip the stuffing into a large bowl along with the egg and mix well.
- At this point you need to judge the consistency of the batter. It should be on the sloppy side, so if it’s too dry, add splashes of milk or stock until it becomes runnier.
- Carefully spoon around half of the mixture onto the waffle iron and spread it evenly, until the base is coated. Close the lid and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions, which should take a bit longer than traditional waffles. The waffle should turn out gold brown and egg completely cooked. Repeat the process with the leftover batter.
- Serve the waffle immediately with leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas and splashes of gravy and dollops of cranberry sauce.
- In this case I used the leftovers from this Apricot Stuffing.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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