If you thought we couldn’t figure out how to use up leftover cornbread dressing, think again—and break out your waffle maker. Turn leftover Thanksgiving dressing into crispy-creamy waffles you can use as a base for turkey and gravy.
Most cornbread dressings will be thick enough on their own to turn into waffle batter, but if yours is a bit thin, just add an egg or two. Cook until crispy brown in your waffle maker, then remove carefully with tongs. While the waffle cooks, heat up leftover turkey and gravy, and spoon out some cranberry sauce on top.
This is a savory take on a sweet breakfast or brunch classic, but we think it’s a fun way to mix and match your favorite Thanksgiving foods while retaining many of those flavors we only get to enjoy once a year.
No Dressing? Stuffing won’t work here—it won’t stay together in a waffle maker. But, you could use mashed or creamed potatoes in your waffle maker. Better yet, turn those leftover mashed potatoes into potato pancakes like we did in these Mashed Potato Pancakes Eggs Benedict.
Cornbread Dressing Waffles with Turkey and Gravy
1 1/2 cups cold cornbread dressing
3 thin slices cooked turkey, heated
1/4 cup turkey or chicken gravy, heated
2 Tbsp cranberry relish
• Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions; coat with cooking spray.
• Carefully press dressing into waffle iron; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until browned and crisp. Transfer to a plate, and top with turkey, gravy, and cranberry relish.
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Yield 1 serving