Leftover Stuffing Waffles

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Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com

“Can you please put stuffing in the Waffle Baker, make stuffing waffles and report back?” 

And it was as simple as that.

We have an email from my dear friend Rachel to thank for inspiring me to explore the ins and outs of leftover stuffing. While I had every intention of battering and frying my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, as it turns out, leftover stuffing makes for quite the crispy, yet tender waffle … just as long as you know a few tips and tricks for keeping the waffles moist. (Hint: Check out the recipe below!)

Keep that clean-out-the-fridge feast going by topping your stuffing waffles with a dollop of leftover cranberry sauce and a drizzle of leftover gravy. Stuck with leftover mashed potatoes too? Show those spare spuds some love with recipes for Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes and Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com

Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com

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Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Transform leftover stuffing into Leftover Stuffing Waffles! This favorite Thanksgiving side gets repurposed into a hot, crispy canvas perfect for topping with cranberry sauce, gravy or even a fried egg.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.55 from 20 votes
Leftover Stuffing Waffles Recipe from justataste.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 waffles


  • 4 cups crumbled leftover stuffing (See Kelly’s Notes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Chicken broth or turkey stock, as needed
  • Leftover cranberry sauce, for serving
  • Leftover gravy, for serving


  • Waffle Baker


  • Preheat the waffle baker and grease it with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the leftover stuffing and eggs. Add ¼ cup of chicken broth and mix until well combined. Continue adding chicken broth as needed until the mixture is well-moistened.
  • Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the prepared waffle baker, spreading it evenly. (The stuffing will not spread or expand like regular waffle batter as it bakes, so it's important to arrange it in an even, thin layer.) Close the lid and let the waffle bake until golden brown and the egg is cooked throughout.
  • Transfer the waffle to a serving plate then repeat the filling and baking process with the remaining stuffing. Serve the waffles with leftover cranberry sauce and warm leftover gravy.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • This recipe for leftover stuffing waffles works best with basic stuffings that don’t include large pieces of vegetables or meats such as sausage. It also helps to warm the stuffing slightly prior to mixing it with the eggs and broth so that the mixture is easier to stir.
  • Don’t repeatedly open the waffle baker while the waffle is baking or it’ll lose it’s shape.
  • Stuffing waffles take longer to cook than regular waffles, as the egg must be completely cooked throughout. Don't be afraid to let the waffle bake until it's golden brown and crispy.
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Calories: 770kcal, Carbohydrates: 87g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 1978mg, Potassium: 356mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1490IU, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 5.1mg


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  1. 5 stars
    I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make Stuffing Waffles after Thanksgiving! I might have to make stuffing during the year more often just to make these again!

    I used a nonstick waffle iron, so stickage wasn’t an issue at all. They did take a while to cook, at least five minutes or more per waffle, so plan accordingly. I also had less than four cups of stuffing, maybe three, so I only used one egg, but still the 1/4 cup of turkey stock. It was perfectly moistened for waffling!

    I topped these with leftover turkey simmered in leftover gravy, with sides of cranberry sauce. Sheer… perfection!! So good, I will definitely be making this one again. Thanks for the recipe, Kelly!

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I always make certain that I have leftover cornbread dressing so I can cook these waffles. Looking forward to trying the Benedict twist.

  3. 4 stars
    Substitute Apple Cider for the chicken broth and serve with cinnamon apple sauce. Provides a sweeter version that hangs together very well.

  4. 3 stars
    It seemed like a great idea but this mixture is sticking to my (otherwise perfect) waffle iron…. I’ll have to experiment to figure out a solution.

  5. 5 stars
    I was skeptical, but strangely it works. Even my kids ate it. Littlest devoured it and doesn’t typically like the stuffing. We ate them just with gravy and a fried egg. Thank you. :)

  6. 5 stars
    My dad shared this with me and now my husband and I have a new favorite dish! So delicious, Thank you! We made stuffing just to have these! ☺

  7. 4 stars
    Made these tonight and broke all the rules with them (my stuffing had lots of sausage, plus things like chunks of apples, cranberries, and nuts) – but I mixed in three eggs rather than just two to help hold it all together better, and they were a fun dinner covered in gravy and cranberry sauce.

  8. 5 stars
    Great recipe and idea! We used the gravy instead of the chicken broth and they came out fantastic. Then we used the waffles and made Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict out of them with the waffles as the base – totally delicious! Thank you!

      1. Just made these in my little dash mini waffle maker. I 1/2’ed the recipe and it made 3 waffles. I had one with turkey, cranberry jelly and gravy “AMAZING”. I also had ham, Swiss and honey mustard on another. Very good also.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this after last year’s Thanksgiving, exactly following your 2 eggs/4c stuffing ratio. It was fantastic! Hubby had it with maple syrup just like regular waffles. Thanks!!

  10. This is an awesome idea. Do you use a Belgian waffle iron for a thick waffle or just a regular waffle iron? Also, my mother made Turkey Poulet. Recipe: Regular sliced white bread, toasted, but topped with dressing, then sliced turkey followed by an undiluted mushroom soup gravy with green onions sauteed in butter added to the mushroom soup gravy first. Then top with grated gruyere or swiss cheese. Last top with bacon. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp and the cheese is well melted and golden. It was delicious, but the waffle base would make it incredible. Go ahead, use the cranberry sauce too. Why not? A savory waffle?!!

    1. Hi Sharon! Either kind of waffle iron will work great. I used a KitchenAid Waffle Baker… although I think it’s been discontinued.

  11. super yummy!! I topped it with shredded chicken (will try with turkey later) and then used lingonberry jam since I was out of cranberry sauce…topped it all with gravy super good

  12. Oh Yes, if there is any dressing/stuffing left over, I can see my turkey, cranberry and mayo breakfast waffle for the next morning!

  13. 5 stars
    If you haven’t had these the day after Thanksgiving, you are missing out! I made them with gluten-free dairy-free stuffing and the result was still moist on the outside and perfectly crisp on the outside. Top it with gravy and cranberry sauce – you won’t regret it!

  14. 4 stars
    Can’t wait to try these. I’m thinking to top with a lovely sunny side up egg and some left over ham on the side for brunch this weekend.

    1. Hi Chantel! You’ll need the egg to bind it so you should still follow the directions even with using fresh stuffing :)

  15. 2 stars
    These didn’t work so well… I felt like I was taking stuffing and making it into stuffing. However, I did use syrup (because I’m southern), and it was alright. It was fun to try.

  16. 5 stars
    I had a box of Stove Top stuffing that was given to me and I didn’t know what to do with it so I stumbled across this recipe and tried it. The waffles came out amazing!!! This is such a great idea thanks so much!!!!

  17. 4 stars
    I realized I had far more stuffing leftover than I expected when I pulled my turkey carcass apart the day after thanksgiving, and this is the third recipe I’ve made with it. I did add some finely chopped turkey bits as well, but not too much, just to bring me up to 4 cups. With leftover gravy, they were amazing. Thank you for this recipe! It’s definitely a make-again!

  18. I saw a restaurant on tv that serves this as a Thanksgiving dinner. I’m looking for a recipe from fresh stuffing. There’s looked closer to a waffle batter. Can you provide a stuffing waffle recipe that is not pre-baked stuffing?

  19. I tried this at home but I didn’t take your advice about the chunky stuffing (mine had everything including sausage, veg, etc.). Alas, it did fall apart on my while transferring to a plate. I couldn’t even turn it over onto a plate without it falling apart. Ahh! I’ll try it next time with a more basic and solid stuffing mixture. I did, however, manage to put a poached, runny egg on top and it made a solid brunch/breakfast :) Very tasty !

  20. This is fantastic! My hubby is a stuffing-all-year-’round kind of guy, which can be a little strange haha. I know we’re out of stuffing season, but would you happen to have a great basic stuffing recipe? He’s hooked on Stovetop, which is most definitely not my favorite, but the recipes I keep trying are really heavy, moist dressings from southern cooks that don’t crisp up nicely around the edges of the pan like the perfect stuffing does. Any suggestions? :)

  21. Waffle all the things! This is one of those genius/why didn’t I think of that? recipes, as we almost always end up with leftover stuffing and nowhere for it to go. No more. No more. :)

  22. A real foodie thinks about leftovers a week before Thanksgiving! This looks perfect for Friday and Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the food for thought!

  23. I love repurposing leftovers into a new meal. You don’t feel like you’re eating the same thing over and over!