Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stuffing, or Dressing, Waffles

So Thanksgiving is over, and if your house is anything like mine, you're still noshing on leftovers. But eating the same old same can get boring after a while, so why not do something a little different.

I saw this last year on some cooking show and decided that I had to try it. We did and loved it. I haven't quite perfected it, though I think I know the problem.

We'll start with our dressing, or stuffing, if you prefer. The majority of Texans call it dressing. Me, I just call it yummy. One of my favorite dishes of the entire Thanksgiving feast.
Around here, we do your basic cornbread dressing, no fancy ingredients. Not that I haven't tried, but I seem get shot down every time. "Don't mess with tradition, Mom."
Okay, okay, I get the point.

Now we're going to scoop some of that beautiful dressing onto our HOT waffle iron that's been sprayed with Pam or some such product, and kinda sorta press it down just a little with our spoon.
Close the lid and press hard. Just long enough to compress things.
I had my waffle iron set between medium-high and high and it took about 5-6 minutes for the waffle to cook.
Crisp outside, moist inside. Though getting it off of the waffle iron was a bit tricky. I ended up picking up the iron and flipping the waffle over onto the plate.
Once you've plated your waffle, simply top with your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy... The one I saw on TV was stacked high with a little bit of everything.
Okay, so one key here is that you want moist dressing. And while I did achieve my waffle, I think, next time, I'll toss a beaten egg into my dressing before putting it on the waffle iron to keep things together a little better. 

Now it's your turn. Do you have some creative ways with your Thanksgiving leftovers? If so, we'd love to hear about them.

Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and kids. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com.


  1. What a fun idea!! I'll have to remember this next year. However, this year we ran out of dressing before anything else! LOL We all love it so much.

    1. Missy, that is precisely why I always make way more than I know we can eat. I love that stuff.

  2. Yum. I love stuffing and the idea of a stuffing waffle -- oh my! Now that's pretty clever! Of course, my stuffing is vegetarian -- no cornbread crumbs either but it's still yummy. Now I'm craving some. I didn't make any for our Thanksgiving in October. We had veggie stir fry (with...gasp...tofu) but I think I'll have to make some for Christmas.

    1. So what do you put in your dressing, Kav? Any bread at all?

      And yes, you should make some for Christmas. One can not go too long without an infusion of stuffing. At least in my opinion. :)

  3. Mindy, your timing is perfect! I have dressing left over, and turkey, and gravy. I'll have to make fresh mashed potatoes, but that's easy-peasy.

    The only thing I don't have is a waffle iron. But I think if I make a dressing "pancake" in the skillet, it would turn out okay.

    Yup, this is tonight's supper!

    1. Jan, sometimes we just have to get creative with all those leftovers. And this makes it fun. Enjoy your dinner.

  4. Stuffing, dressing, I agree with you - YUMMY.

    These years since my daughter became vegan, she and I have a nut loaf while my husband and eldest have turkey. The thing I like best about the nut loaves is they mostly taste like stuffing. WIN! I can have nut loaf and stuffing. :)

    1. Now that would be a score, Mary Cate! Tell me more about this nut loaf.