Stuffing waffles combine the comforting flavors of traditional stuffing with the crispy texture of a waffle! These savory waffles capture the essence of holiday indulgence. It is a convenient and creative way to enjoy beloved stuffing! Whether served as a standalone dish or a unique accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast, stuffing waffles are the perfect addition to your holiday spread. This recipe is easy to make with your favorite stuffing mix or leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving!
Why You Will Love Stuffing Waffles
- They have the crispy texture of waffles with the delicious flavors of stuffing!
- These stuffing waffles are easy to make!
- You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe.
- The chicken broth adds flavor and helps the stuffing mix come together.
- Use boxed stuffing mix or leftover stuffing for this recipe!
What Are Stuffing Waffles?
Stuffing waffles are a fun twist on traditional stuffing, in waffle form! The stuffing mixture is cooked in a waffle iron for crispy and delicious stuffing waffles. They have the flavors of the classic Thanksgiving side dish in waffle form! To make these waffles a meal and for the ultimate combination of Thanksgiving flavors, we topped them with roasted turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Ingredients Needed For Stuffing Waffles
- Boxed Stuffing Mix: Use boxed dried stuffing mix. You can use your favorite box of stuffing mix. We used the boxed cornbread stuffing mix from Trader Joe’s.
- Packaged Stuffing Seasoning: The stuffing mix we used came with a package of stuffing seasoning. If your stuffing mix does not come with seasoning, make sure the dried breadcrumbs are seasoned. Or, if your stuffing mix comes with a small package of stuffing seasonings, eyeball how much to use based on how much stuffing you used and how much is left in the box.
- Chicken Broth: We prepared the stuffing mix with chicken broth for added flavor.
How To Make Stuffing Waffles
Step 1: Pour the chicken broth into a saucepan. Then, heat it in the saucepan over low to medium heat on the stove. Once the chicken broth is hot, remove the saucepan from the heat. Then, add the dried stuffing mix and packaged stuffing seasoning. If your stuffing mix is already seasoned, don’t worry about the stuffing seasoning. After that, quickly mix the ingredients and place the lid on the saucepan. Let the stuffing mix sit to absorb the liquid.
Step 2: Transfer the stuffing mixture in the saucepan to a heat-safe bowl and let it cool slightly. Then, use your hands to press together the stuffing mixture.
Step 3: Use your hands to form four even-sized balls with the stuffing mixture. Then, press down each ball to form patties. Make sure they are slightly smaller than your waffle iron.
Step 4: Preheat your waffle iron before cooking the waffles. Once heated, spray both sides of the waffle iron with oil. We used this oil sprayer. Then, add a stuffing patty and press down the lid of the waffle maker. Cook each waffle for 5-7 minutes. Once cooked, carefully remove the waffles with a fork.
Step 5: Transfer the cooked waffle to a plate and repeat this process for all the waffles. Then, add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
How To Serve
Once cooked and crispy, transfer the stuffing waffles to a plate. Then, enjoy them on their own with butter or your favorite toppings. To make them a meal, add cooked turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Or, add the Thanksgiving leftovers you have on hand and enjoy!
- Cook Until Crispy: Cook the stuffing waffles until they are fully cooked and crispy. Even if your waffle maker beeps, the waffles may not be done and cooked through. Continue to cook each waffle until it is crispy and golden brown.
- Let The Stuffing Mix Sit: Let the dried stuffing mix sit in the saucepan with the chicken broth for at least 5 minutes to absorb the liquid.
- Waffle Maker: We used a mini waffle maker for this recipe. You could use a regular-sized waffle maker instead.
- Spray Waffle Iron With Oil: Lightly spray your waffle iron with oil. It helps make it easier to remove the waffles once they are cooked and prevents them from sticking.
- Thin Stuffing Patties: Evenly form four patties. Make the patties thin, but not too thin that they fall apart.
- Carefully Remove The Waffles: Use a fork to lift the waffles and carefully remove them from the waffle iron.
How To Store And Reheat
To Store: These stuffing waffles are best enjoyed after making them while they are warm and crispy. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
To Reheat: Reheat leftovers in the air fryer or pop them in the toaster so they get their crispness back. We don’t recommend microwaving them, or they will be soggy.
- Use Leftover Stuffing: You can make these stuffing waffles with leftover stuffing. If you use leftover stuffing instead, add hot chicken broth until it reaches a dough-like consistency so you can form patties.
- Serve Them With Leftovers: Top these waffles with whatever Thanksgiving leftovers you have, such as cranberry sauce, gravy, and cooked turkey.
- Use Different Stuffing: Use your favorite stuffing mix in this recipe. Some options are gluten-free stuffing or cornbread stuffing.
- Make Stuffing Waffles Vegan: To make this recipe vegan, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
- Gluten-Free: To make these waffles gluten-free, use a gluten-free dried stuffing mix.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Spray The Waffle Iron?
Even if your waffle iron is nonstick, lightly spray it with oil before adding the stuffing mixture. You should spray your waffle iron so the batter doesn’t stick and so you can remove the waffles without them falling apart.
Why Add Broth?
We used broth to add flavor to the waffles! Use chicken broth, turkey broth, or vegetable broth for a vegan option. We recommend using a broth because it adds flavor to the stuffing mix. It makes it super delicious and savory. Water does not add flavor, and we want to take advantage of adding flavor without a lot of fat. Also, by using broth, you don’t need to add butter or additional ingredients to the stuffing mix.
Should Waffles Be Soft Or Crispy?
These stuffing waffles are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Both sides of the waffles should be crispy, while the interior should be fluffy and soft.
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories120
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 591mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 3.2g
- Protein 4.2g 8%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.