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17 Surprising Things You Can Make with a Waffle Iron

If you've only been using your waffle iron for breakfast, you're missing out! Try these waffle iron recipes for brownies, pizzas, sandwiches and more.

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Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes

One of my best friends loves chocolate as much as I do, so I like to make this over-the-top treat when we’re together playing board games or cards in the winter. —Vicki DuBois, Milltown, Indiana

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Waffle-Iron Pizzas

These little pizza pockets are a fun mashup using the waffle iron. Try your favorite toppings or even breakfast fillings like ham and eggs on this waffle pizza. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Omelet Waffles with Sausage Cheese Sauce

Waffles are fun to make, so I decided to make this waffle omelette recipe! They are topped with browned sausage, onions, peppers and a chunky cheesy sauce. They are the perfect choice when you want to have breakfast for dinner. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland
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BLT Waffle Sliders

Craving a BLT for breakfast? Try a deliciously different version that features crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes between two golden cornmeal waffles. Prepare the waffles ahead of time and reheat in the toaster for quick assembly. —Stacy Joura, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania.
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Chili-Topped Cornbread Waffles

My daughter inspired this cornbread waffles recipe. Everyone in my family loves chili except her, so we had an idea—cornbread waffles topped with chili and all the fixings! It was a hit. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Dutch Waffle Cookies

My mom taught me how to make these waffle iron cookies. Now I have my friends bring their waffle irons to the house, and we make big batches.—Rachel Setala, Surrey, British Columbia
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Birthday Cake Waffles

These super fun waffles—soft on the inside, crisp on the outside—taste just like cake batter! They are quick to whip up anytime, but would make birthday mornings feel even more special. —Andrea Fetting, Franklin, Wisconsin
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Cheesy Chicken Wafflewiches

I’ve had lots of fun experimenting with my new waffle maker. I decided to use shredded meat, cheese and vegetables for a savory twist. Make sure the griddle is hot before adding the sandwiches. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas
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Bacon Potato Waffles

I like to garnish these great potato waffles with sour cream and chives, or even a simple cheese sauce. My mother used to sprinkle them with a touch of sugar. —Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho
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Savory Waffles with Asparagus, Gruyere and Onion

I took one of our family’s favorite puff pastry recipes, which uses a similar mix of ingredients, and translated it to savory waffles. It’s a change of pace from sweeter fare. Served with a ham steak and fried eggs, it makes a fabulous meal. Feel free to add maple syrup or a spicy glaze. —Leslie Ponce, Miami, Florida
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French Toast Waffles

I’m a from-scratch cook but also like shortcuts. Since we love French toast and waffles, I use a waffle iron to make a hybrid French toast. —Linda Martindale, Elkhorn, WI
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Savory Mustard Chicken and Stuffing Waffles

Adding mustard to the chicken coating adds a tang that’s amazing with the savory waffles and sweet maple syrup. —John Ginn, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Waffle-Iron Acorn Squash

I love to get the kids involved in cooking, and this squash is so simple even a small child can cook it with minimal adult supervision. The recipe is fun, fast and no-fuss, and doesn't use valuable oven space before big family meals. —Donna Kelly, Orem, Utah
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Chicken and Falafel Waffles

These gluten-free waffles made from garbanzo beans perfectly complement Moroccan-spiced chicken with cucumber relish. They’re a savory, low-carb spin on a classic comfort dish. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Turkey Wafflewiches

Who knew sandwiches could be so fun? This medley from our Test Kitchen will bring smiles to the whole table with its fantastic taste and whimsical fun. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Waffle-Iron Cookies

The recipe for these cookies is the easiest to find in my book because the page is a beautiful mess covered with fingerprints, flour smudges and memories of more than 30 Christmases! I made these with my daughters, and now I make them with my granddaughters. —Judy Taylor, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Refrigerated hash brown potatoes will help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah

Julia Mullaney
Julia Mullaney is a writer, blogger and self-proclaimed macaroni and cheese connoisseur based in New Jersey. She is currently a health & fitness writer for Cheat Sheet and previously worked as the editorial manager of Edible Jersey Magazine. Her work has been published in Rachael Ray Every Day, Art Quench, RMagazine and Edible Jersey. She is the author of Man, you can Cook!, a cookbook full of simple recipes for men who consider the kitchen to be uncharted land. In her spare time, she also runs a food blog full of original, easy recipes. Chow down at simplydeliciousblog.com or on Instagram at @simplydeliciousblogger.
Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
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