Cornbread Dressing Waffles

Cornbread Dressing Waffles with Maple Bacon Gravy

Yes, I did it – and it worked!
Dressing WafflesIt’s literally as easy as putting your leftover dressing in a waffle iron and letting it do its thing. They do take a little longer than traditional waffles to crisp up, so keep that in mind. Make sure you grease it thoroughly, and watch it.

The gravy is savory, but it has just enough maple syrup to give it that sweet component to counter the salty. And – the cayenne and bacon makes rounds it all out. Bacon and heat make everything better.

I think almost everything should have a little kick to it. But you knew that.
Dressing WafflesWhat better way to use up all that leftover dressing sitting in your fridge? You know you don’t want to eat that shit again like you did a couple of days ago. I know you don’t want to waste it, either.

I gave you a way to transform it. It’s breakfast + brunch + Thanksgiving. It’s Branskgiving.

You’re welcome.
Cornbread Dressing Waffles

Here’s your printable-

Cornbread Dressing Waffles with Maple Bacon Gravy

Cornbread Dressing Waffles with Maple Bacon Gravy


  • Leftover Thanksgiving dressing
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat the waffle iron, grease and spoon dressing in the iron the same way you would waffle batter.
  • When all waffles are done cover with a kitchen towel and set aside.
  • Heat butter over medium high heat and add flour, whisking until thick.
  • Add milk and stock and whisk until thickened, about a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and add bacon; salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve gravy over waffles and top with more bacon.



  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. AlyD

    When do you add the maple syrup?

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