December – Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Having leftover stuffing is like having a gold mine. It might be worth making an extra casserole just for the leftovers. Use them in a breakfast strata for boxing day,

Leftover Stuffing Strata

Leftover Stuffing Strata

in sandwiches,

Panini with stuffing, mozzarella cheese, and cranberry sauce

Panini with stuffing, mozzarella cheese, and cranberry sauce

to thicken a soup, and now…waffles. Who would have thought that leftover stuffing would make such wonderful waffles? These could be made either savory or sweet. If you prefer them sweet, they would be wonderful with some of that pure maple syrup you received as a gift, or leftover cranberry sauce. In the savory camp, a poached egg made this a satisfying and delicious brunch dish. It would be equally delightful as a light supper.

Waffle Maker

Waffle Maker

My waffle iron makes “classic” waffles, which are thinner and crisp. If you are using a Belgian waffle iron (which has a deeper and larger grid pattern), beat the egg whites before adding them to the stuffing/egg yolk mix. That will result in a lighter waffle.

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I had a little over 2 cups of leftover “traditional sausage and raisin stuffing“. It had plenty of butter and fat from the sausage so I didn’t add anything but eggs to bind things together. If you are working with a leaner stuffing you may want to add a tablespoon of melted butter.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles

For each waffle:

  • 1 cup of leftover stuffing
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Mix together the stuffing and the egg, let it sit for 10-15 minutes so the bread absorbs the egg.
  2. Meanwhile preheat your waffle iron.
  3. Pour the batter into the iron and cook according to direction of your brand. The green light came on when mine was done. Cooked to perfection!

I added a poached duck egg, delicious.

Duck Eggs

Duck Eggs

Is that for us??

Is that for us??

Anyone have leftovers from Christmas? I’m taking mine to a two- week long special Fiesta Friday celebration, it’s number 100! Your host is Angie from the blog The Novice Gardener, it’s co-hosted by Judi, Mollie, Steffi, and Suzanne,  come party with us, we are looking forward to welcoming you.

26 thoughts on “December – Leftover Stuffing Waffles

  1. What a brilliant idea! Now I start regretting not to have made any turkey … We went to Belgium this week and had some amazing sweet waffles, but your recipe has me gagging for the savoury variety.
    Thanks for bringing them along to our Fiesta Friday party!
    Ginger x

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  2. You have provided so many good suggestions for using leftover stuffing Liz. Waffles of all things, but I bet with some good maple syrup they would be delicious. I need to make a note of that! Thanks for celebrating the BIG 100 with us and bringing one of your unique recipes to the party.

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  3. I have yet to get into waffling, but I do love your idea here and it sounds delicious. However, anything that involves stuffing sounds delicious to me. And I am a big strata fan; in fact, such a coincidence, I just made one last night and we ate it for dinner. I do love the textural peaks and valleys you get with the waffle iron, though, which of course makes the perfect vehicle for poached or fried eggs. Lovely duck egg there!

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  4. This is so clever! I would never have thought of adding stuffing to waffles and they look delicious 🙂 Happy, foodie 2016, I can’t wait to see what you will cook!

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    • Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting and for the vote of confidence. In truth I have no idea what I will cook. And, the big question is cooking things that are worth blogging about. Because I cook all the time but they seem fairly boring to me. I am continually impressed by folks who have a long list of inventive ideas. I think I will probably be selective in 2016.

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