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,
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.
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.
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
- Mix together the stuffing and the egg, let it sit for 10-15 minutes so the bread absorbs the egg.
- Meanwhile preheat your waffle iron.
- 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.
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.
With such yummy recipes from leftovers I will make sure I have leftovers next time!
Thank you, I usually only make it once a year but leftovers are almost the best part. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to you too!
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!
Thank you for visiting. I bet those waffles were delicious!
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.
Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful New Year! A toast to the next 100 FF.
Brilliant use of leftover dressing, it looks absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much for bring to the partty!! Also love you brought your two cutie’s and the one holding the blanket is adorable.
That has been her “comfy” since she was a puppy. She takes it everywhere and will snuggle with it.
What a brilliant idea for leftover stuffing. I hope you had a good Christmas with lots of yummy food.
Happy New Year Loretta, thank you. I absolutely love leftover anything. My husband thinks those meals are the most delicious.
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!
Thank you Sue and Happy New Year. This is my first waffle iron although I have wanted one for years, I tend to the savory side rather than sweet and am looking forward to experimenting. Stratas are wonderful, and it is great that they can be made ahead with endless variations.
Also endless amusement… Check out Serious Eats.com and specifically Kenji Lopez-Alt … He went through a phase where he waffled EVERYTHING… Pizza, leftover stuffing, etc
Hi Sue, what an amazing website! Thank you. Those waffles are truly inventive.
Hi Liz thank you!
This is insane!! I might have to make stuffing just to have some leftover for this! Your pups are so cute!! And thanks for bringing this to FF, Liz, and wishing you the best of New Years!
Haha! Happy New Year to you as well. We have a big party on Jan 1st and I am digging out of the kitchen mess with dishwasher run number 4. I love seeing all my dearest friends at the very beginning of the year.
Omg, this looks so incredible tasty. That egg is just pure perfection 🙂
Thank you and Happy New Year!
I love having leftover stuffing, but would never have thought to make waffles out of it. This looks insanely delicious! Have a Happy New Year!
Hi Natalie, Happy New Year! They were delicious! Thank you for visiting.
What a great idea to make leftover stuffing into waffles…sounds delicious! Happy New Year 2016!
Thank you, hope your own New Year celebration was glorious.
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!
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.