Leftover Thanksgiving stuffing waffles are a perfect (and easy) meal to make the day after Thanksgiving. All you need is leftover stuffing, egg, broth and a waffle iron!

hand pouring gravy over poached egg and stuffing waffles

Thanksgiving already?! This year is flying by and I want to preserve this food-centric holiday a little longer. So I took advantage of the leftovers and made stuffing waffles. They go well with an egg on top with gravy as the “syrup.”

Why this recipe works: It is a great use for leftover stuffing. There are only 3 ingredients that mix well together for a soft, flavorful waffle. It’s the perfect savory breakfast option post-Thanksgiving!

stuffing waffle ingredients labeled chicken broth, leftover stuffing and eggs

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all the ingredients—leftover stuffing, eggs and chicken broth. Mix until incorporated and moist.
  3. Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the prepared waffle iron. Spread evenly until the entire iron is covered with a thin layer of stuffing. Close the lid and let the waffle bake until crispy golden brown and the egg is cooked throughout.
  4. Transfer waffles to a serving plate and repeat the process with remaining stuffing. Serve warm with an egg on top and gravy as the “syrup.”

This is the waffle iron I own and I love it! I also used it for my birthday cake waffles.

stuffing waffle ingredients mixed together in glass bowl
stuffing waffle batter in waffle iron

Helpful tips

There are some tricks to success when making leftover stuffing waffles. First off, make sure you have the right stuffing. You want a basic stuffing without chunks of vegetables or meat. Second, spread the mixture until it covers the waffle iron (the mixture doesn’t spread like normal waffle batter). Third, follow manufacturer’s instructions for your waffle iron. Every waffle iron is different. Some take longer to preheat and cook while others do not. One final tip: Avoid opening the waffle iron repeatedly while the waffles are baking.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make stuffing waffles with fresh stuffing? Yes, you can! You can also make this recipe with gluten-free stuffing.

How long to cook stuffing waffles? Cooking time varies according to the make of your waffle iron. These waffles will take longer than regular waffles so the egg can cook through. They are done when the outside is brown and crispy.

How to reheat stuffing waffles: I find the best method is in a toaster oven or regular oven so the outside stays crispy. Reheat at 350 F for 10 minutes or until warm throughout.

three waffle triangles on blue plate with fork; small pitcher of gravy next to plate

Looking for more leftover Thanksgiving recipes? Here are a few from some of my favorite bloggers!

If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving recipes, check out my favorite pecan pie and homemade cornbread recipes.

hand holding fork taking bite of leftover stuffing waffles with poached egg and gravy

Leftover stuffing waffles is the ultimate Thanksgiving breakfast dish. I like serving it was some leftover potato hash or maybe even cranberry sauce instead of gravy. How will you serve your stuffing waffles? Show me on social media by tagging @ifyougiveablondeakitchen.

leftover stuffing waffles on blue plate

Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Leftover Thanksgiving stuffing waffles are a perfect (and easy) meal to make the day after Thanksgiving. All you need is leftover stuffing, eggs, broth and a waffle iron!
5 (3 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crumbled leftover stuffing, see notes
  • 2 large eggs,, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • Leftover gravy, for serving
  • Optional 2 eggs prepared overeasy

Instructions 

  • Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the leftover stuffing and 2 eggs until combined. Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth and mix until incorporated and moist.
  • Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the waffle iron and spread evenly until the entire iron is covered with a thin layer of stuffing. Close the lid and let the waffle bake until crispy golden brown and the egg is cooked throughout (follow manufacturer's instructions for accurate cook time). Transfer waffles to a serving plate and repeat with remaining stuffing.
  • Prepare the other 2 eggs as desired (I chose poached, but over easy works too) and serve on top of the stuffing waffles. Pour warm gravy over the egg and stack of waffles. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Best stuffing for waffles: Stuffing waffles work best with basic stuffing (without big chunks of vegetables or meat). You can warm it up slightly beforehand to make it easier to mix.
  • Cooking time: Stuffing waffles may take longer because the egg has to cook through. The waffles are done when the outside is crispy brown.
  • Suggested tools: I love this waffle iron I own! Works perfectly for all kinds of waffles.
Serving: 0.5waffle, Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 1043mg, Potassium: 190mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 745IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 3mg

Photography by Our Salty Kitchen | Recipe inspired by Just a Taste.

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