7 Creative Dishes To Make In Your Waffle Iron
Waffles are just the beginning.
If I'm going to dedicate a portion of my precious precious counter space to an appliance, it better be more than a monotasker. Now, I had my doubts about a waffle iron at first, but with a little creativity, you can make SO MUCH. Imagine...French toast sticks, pressed sandwiches, hashbrowns, pizza, cinnamon buns!!! The options are endless!
1. Turkey Club Waffle Sandwich
This sandwich will change lunchtime forever. Guess what the bread is. CRESCENT ROLLS! OHMGODYES. As if crescent rolls could get any better. Take these, plus your favorite sandwich ingredients, smush 'em for a few minutes in the waffle iron, and you've got yourself an heavenly treat. This recipe adds provolone cheese, ham, turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado. #nomnomnom.
2. Zucchini Parmesan Waffles
These savory little dish is so. effing. addictive. These are great as a savory breakfast option or as a side dish for dinner. All you need is zucchini, egg, milk, Parm, flour, salt, and pepper. A few minutes in the waffle iron and boom. Your life is changed forever. These guys will definitely be a staple in your weekly rotations once you try them.
3. Sweet Potato Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Five simple ingredients. Paleo. Whole30 compliant. This sandwich packs so much flavor AND has avocado (to satisfy my avo obsession). While the sweet potato "waffle" is less waffle and more hash brown, it definitely satisfies. Spice things up with cumin, paprika, and garlic salt (which technically puts it over the five ingredient limit...but just go with it. You won't regret it).
4. Waffled Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
Okay. Raise your hand if you're obsessed with pizza....
[Raises own hand].
Pizza is God's gift to humanity. And let me tell you. Pizza grilled cheese on a waffle iron is humanity reaching its full potential. And SO SIMPLE TOO! Pre-made pizza dough + pepperoni + mozzarella cheese + marinara sauce.
Stop everything you're doing and make this now. Do it. Now.
5. French Toast Waffle Sticks
Remember those microwave French toast sticks you used to beg your mom for in the grocery store? They were pretty fantastic right?
Well hold on to your hats cause these taste like childhood but are so so so so so much better. Take your favorite bread, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, milk, and vanilla. And don't forget the maple syrup for dipping.
6. Waffle Maker Hash Browns
Guys. Okay. I'm struggling to find the words. Give me a moment.
I love potatoes.
Like more than I love pizza.
And what a waffle iron can do to hash browns. Why do we have them any other way? Seriously. I think it should be considered a crime.
Serve with eggs your favorite way and you have a breakfast of champions!
7. Tater Tot Grilled Cheese and Bacon Waffle Sandwich
This is the culmination of everything a waffle maker can do.
Toasted tater tots.
It's what dreams are made of.
Can you imagine this with a beer? Or...maybe the morning after a few too many beers?
Bonus: Waffled Cinnamon Buns
Just take a tube of cinnamon buns, press em in your waffle iron, and coat with icing.
I know. It's a lot to take in. But I believe in you. Go out there and use that iron for more than a mere waffle. You won't be disappointed.
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