Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles Recipe

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The delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles Recipe is made from the those tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. Great way to enjoy them again.

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles

The delightful chaos of Thanksgiving has passed, leaving us with a fridge full of delicious remnants from the feast. But fear not, fellow foodies! Say hello to a scrumptious, palate-pleasing solution to your Thanksgiving leftovers conundrum – the Thanksgiving Leftovers Waffle.

closeup of thanksgiving waffle

Imagine this: creating a waffle that is a twist that includes the most iconic post-Thanksgiving trio – stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey. Yes, you read that right! These ingredients aren’t just for reheating; they’re destined for a mouthwatering waffle transformation.

How to make a Thanksgiving leftovers waffle

Add your leftover stuffing mixture and mashed potatoes to a bowl.

mashed potatoes and stuffing

Add the small chunks of turkey. Mix it together.

mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turkey

Add an egg and flour and stir well.

stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey leftovers mixed together

Prep your waffle iron by heating it up. Once hot brush with butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

putting thanksgiving waffle batter onto waffle iron

Place half the batter into the waffle iron and close the lid. Mine took about 5-6 minutes to cook to a golden brown. I’d recommend checking at around 4 minutes for a large waffle. If you have a smaller waffle maker you will need to use less batter and start checking after 2 minutes.

These waffles are so delicious on there own, but I think they’d be so good with a drizzle of warm gravy or cranberry sauce on top!!! It’s a great way to get the taste of Thanksgiving but in a fun updated way to enjoy those leftovers.

waffle from thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers Waffle

Transform Thanksgiving leftovers into a mouthwatering delight with our innovative Thanksgiving Leftovers Waffle recipe. Featuring stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey, this crispy yet fluffy creation will make you savor every post-holiday bite!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:16 minutes
Total Time:21 minutes


  • waffle maker


  • 1 cup stuffing leftovers already cooked, prepared
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup turkey small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter softened or melted for the waffle maker


  • In a medium bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing.
    mashed potatoes and stuffing
  • Add the leftover turkey that has been cut into bite-sized pieces.
    turkey in bite-sized pieces
  • Stir those ingredients together until evenly dispersed.
    stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey leftovers mixed together
  • Add a large egg.
    adding an egg
  • Add flour. Mix until smooth and combined.
    adding flour
  • Heat up waffle iron. When ready to use, brush the waffle iron grates with butter.
    brush butter onto hot waffle iron
  • Scoop half of the mixture onto the hot waffle iron. Close lid. Mine took about 5-6 minutes to cook. You want it golden brown and crisp on the edges.
    putting thanksgiving waffle batter onto waffle iron
  • Once waffle has cooked, use a fork to remove and place on a plate or platter to serve. If you want, you can sprinkle with some salt and pepper if needed.
    cooked waffle
  • Repeat directions for your other waffle.


I used a 7″ waffle maker. If you use a smaller size you will need to use less batter, otherwise your batter will spill out of your waffle maker.
If using a mini waffle maker, you probably can make 8 waffles with this batter.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
They can be reheated in the microwave or oven.
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftovers, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey
Servings: 2 waffles

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How do you deal with leftovers on Thanksgiving?

Do you like to keep them in their original form or get creative? I also made a Thanksgiving leftover hand pie recipe that is fun too. I hope you get to try these Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles this year!

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