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Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles - Savory buttermilk and herb waffles topped with Havarti cheese, and leftover turkey and cranberries! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’ve been waiting on pins and needles to share this recipe with you for a year now. I created these savory waffles for a client just before Thanksgiving last year, and instantly decided it was one of the most delicious meals I’d ever concocted. But it just didn’t make it to the blog in time for you to enjoy with your holiday leftovers last year. Thus, I’ve been cautiously guarding the recipe and photo files and just waiting for this day. TODAY! Happy Sunday before Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles - Savory buttermilk and herb waffles topped with Havarti cheese, and leftover turkey and cranberries! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’ll be spending today making sure I have all the groceries I need for Thursday, and doing a bit of prep work according to my “Step-By-Step Guide for Prepping Ahead, So You Can Relax on Thanksgiving!” post, like making the cranberry sauce. Beyond that, I’m just going to chill out today, because the week ahead is about to get crazy! It’s a cooking marathon, but I love it and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The theme of today’s #SundaySupper, hosted by Jennie of The Messy Baker, is, of course, “Thanksgiving Leftovers.” For my contribution, I created savory buttermilk waffles fortified with whatever herbs you have left over from the big day (I used parsley, sage and rosemary). I topped the waffles with Havarti cheese, and leftover cranberry sauce and turkey. Gravy is optional here, but if you have some on hand, drizzle that over the top, too! I mean, why not?

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles - Savory buttermilk and herb waffles topped with Havarti cheese, and leftover turkey and cranberries! | foxeslovelemons.com

Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the waffles:

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

For the toppings:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Havarti Cheese Slices
  • Sliced Roasted Turkey, warmed
  • Gravy, warmed (optional)
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley for garnish

Directions:

  1. Make the waffles: Preheat waffle maker to medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk and butter. In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar; whisk flour mixture into buttermilk mixture.
  2. In separate medium bowl, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Using rubber spatula, fold egg whites, parsley, sage and rosemary into buttermilk mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.
  3. In batches, transfer waffle batter to waffle maker and cook until golden brown and crisp, according to waffle maker instructions. Transfer waffles to wire rack set on baking sheet and keep warm in oven while cooking remaining waffles.
  4. Serve waffles warm with toppings of choice.

 

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Breakfast:

Cranberry Sauce Muffins by The Foodie Army Wife
Leftover Stuffing Breakfast Strata by Ruffles & Truffles
Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins by Magnolia Days
Turkey & Chorizo Breakfast Hash by Brunch with Joy
Italian Mashed Potato Pancakes by The Weekend Gourmet
Cranberry Sauce’d Corn Bread Muffins by Rhubarb and Honey

Main Dish:

Leftover Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles by Foxes Love Lemons
Stuffing Hash by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Turkey Pizza by Meal Diva
Turkey & Caramelized Onion Risotto by kimchi MOM
Turkey with Creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce by Casa de Crews
Moroccan Turkey Stew by What Smells So Good?
Peruvian Cilantro & Turkey Soup by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Turkey & Butternut Squash Stew by Cooking Chat
Turkey Kreplach Soup by Panning the Globe
Turkey & Stuffing Crepes by Peaceful Cooking
Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad by NeighborFood
Herbed Turkey over Cornbread Waffles with Cranberry Sauce by girlichef
Creamy Peanut Gochujang Pasta by Wallflour Girl
Cranberry Sweet Potato Soup by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Turkey Enchilada Pasta Bake by Curious Cuisiniere
Turkey Orzo Risotto by Family Foodie
Turkey Croquettes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Side Dishes:

Cheesy Mashed Potato Croquettes by Noshing with the Nolands
Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter by Healthy Delicious
Cranberry-Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes by Momma’s Meals
Cheesy Jalapeño Potato Cakes by Bobbi’s Cozy Kitchen

Sandwiches:

Cranberry & Turkey Sandwich by The Redhead Baker
Monte Cristo Sandwich by Nik Snacks
Hot Brown Turkey Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Sprouted Grain Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini by Amee’s Savory Dish
Turkey Cranberry Flatbread by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Condiments & Sauces:

Cranberry Vinaigrette by Nosh My Way
Leftover White Wine Syrup by Food Lust People Love
DIY Yellow Mustard by The Texan New Yorker

Dessert:

Banana Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust by Desserts Required
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Spiced Cranberry Sauce Buckle by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Cocktails & Drinks:

Cranberry Orange Crush by The Messy Baker
Cranberry Bellini by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

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32 Responses to “Thanksgiving Leftover Waffles”

  1. Jennie @themessybakerblog — November 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I just died. Because, waffles. 

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

      Because, waffles. Always.

      Reply

  2. Stacy — November 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Love these, Lori! I have a few recipes that I’ve been hoarding as well. So glad that you shared these gorgeous waffles with us! 

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

      Thanks Stacy! Sounds like we both need to work our way through the hoards 😉

      Reply

  3. MealDiva — November 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Those are some yummy looking waffles!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

  4. Linda | Brunch with Joy — November 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Yum! I’ve been waiting for the recipe since I saw this on SS forum. Waffles with turkey and cranberry sauce sounds so delish!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

      Thanks so much Linda! So glad it lived up to the high expectations 🙂

      Reply

  5. Liz — November 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Oh, my gosh, your herbed waffles sound amazing! Then to make such a divine sandwich??? Swooning.

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

      Thanks Liz!

      Reply

  6. Shaina — November 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Geez, you’ve been holding out on us with this recipe for a YEAR?!! That takes some serious willpower, girl. What a fantastic idea!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

      Haha, I’m such a recipe hoarder!

      Reply

  7. Hezzi-D — November 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    These waffles look gorgeous! They sound delicious too!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Heather!

      Reply

  8. Gourmet Getaways — November 24, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Didn’t think “leftovers” could look this great! Can’t wait to take a bite of these waffles! Yummo!!!

     Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

      Thanks ladies!

      Reply

  9. Heather | girlichef — November 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Okay, so you’re like a million times better than me because you made your waffles from scratch…and I was all about taking it easy ;). I would happily do a face-plant into that gorgeous plate. 

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    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

      Oh no – I was totally thinking YOURS were a million times better because they were cornbread! haha. 

      Reply

  10. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — November 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Absolutely awesome!! This just sounds like the perfect way to use leftovers!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

      Thanks Bobbi!

      Reply

  11. Nichole — November 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Cheese? Waffles? Turkey? Gravy? I mean, I just want this instead of actual Thanksgiving, instead!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

      I’ll allow it 😉

      Reply

  12. Ala — November 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Girl, you have my attention 100%! I seriously can’t get enough of savory waffles–probably because I don’t eat them often and make them even less frequently. GREAT share, I’m totally inspired to try this!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

      High five for savory waffles! I only make them a few times a year, but when I do, I’m always like “ummm….why don’t I do this more often?!?”

      Reply

  13. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) — November 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Your pizza waffle post made quite an impression on me. And now THIS! You have inspired me to conjure up something for a “breakfast for dinner” sort of thing.

    Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

      Thanks Amy! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too!

      Reply

  14. Sarah — November 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    This would make me want stuffing!

    Reply

  15. Christie — November 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I will be getting out my waffle iron.  Honestly, these look oh so amazing!!

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — November 26th, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

      Thanks Christie! Seems like waffle irons never get enough love, right?

      Reply

  16. Jane's Adventures in Dinner — November 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Yum, I don’t want to wait for leftovers to have this.

    Reply

  17. Julie @ Texan New Yorker — December 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    What an awesome idea! Who doesn’t love waffles?

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — December 3rd, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

      Thanks Julie! I can’t imagine anyone not liking waffles. What’s not to love?

      Reply

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