Thanksgiving Leftovers - Crispy Stuffing Waffles Covered in a Creamy Turkey and Mushroom Gravy with Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Leftover Crispy Waffle

When Thanksgiving is over and even after everyone has had their share of food, you are usually left with a bunch of leftovers. You don’t want this food to go to waste, but the thought of eating it for the next four days straight may not appeal to you either. Make sure you vacuum package your leftovers with your VacMaster, and freeze what you want to save for meals later on. Food stored in VacMaster bags stays fresh up to five times longer than with traditional storage methods. Separate your leftovers into meal-sized portions.

Here is a recipe that will help you use some of the leftovers this year once Thanksgiving has come and gone.

The only extras you’ll need for this recipe are onions and mushrooms along with any leftover stuffing, gravy, turkey, and cranberry sauce.


1. Simply start by hauling out your waffle maker and preheat it according to your manufacturer’s directions. Fill up with your leftover stuffing.

2. While that is working away, sauté a bit of onions and mushrooms with some butter in a large sauté pan until the onions and mushrooms are slightly browned. Toss in bite-sized chunks of your turkey and top with the gravy. Bring the whole delicious mix to a simmer and season at will. Some fresh herbs maybe, salt and pepper, whatever you have handy.

3. Check on those waffles, they should be crispy on the outside but soft and moist on the inside - this could take anywhere from 10-15 minutes or more depending on your waffle maker.

When they are ready, place them on a serving plate and top with the hot turkey mixture. Give them a quick dollop of cranberry sauce and you're set for a post-holiday treat! Your leftovers will taste like a fresh, new meal!