Every year at Thanksgiving we always have leftovers. Although, the leftovers are starting to be a little less and less every year. My mom and I have started making extra of everything so we make sure we have enough to enjoy for a couple of days after.
I’ve mentioned it on here before but my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the cornbread dressing. Oh goodness. I could eat an entire batch by myself. Maybe.
A while back I was watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and I saw this chef at a diner make a waffle out of cornbread dressing. Then he layered turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy on top and I have known since then that I would make it with Thanksgiving leftovers.
And let me tell you. This is something I will always make with leftover cornbread dressing now. The waffle iron crisps up the dressing to make it crunchy and gives it a new texture that is amazing. Get your Waffle Maker ready.
Cornbread Dressing Waffles
Turn your waffle iron on and heat up until ready to use. Spray generously on top and bottom with cooking spray
Warm up your cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes in the microwave. You just want the dressing warm enough to hold together. Warm the turkey in a skillet on the stove.
Place enough dressing in the waffle iron to cover the entire surface (or just around the middle if only for one person). Close and cook for 4-5 minutes. Use a spatula and carefully remove from the waffle iron and place on a plate.
Top with turkey, masked potatoes and drizzle gravy over the top.
Serve with cranberry sauce.
Note: The Waffle Maker is an affiliate link to Amazon to the one I used.