Put your leftovers to good use and make these Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Sandwiches. The ultimate Thanksgiving meal that is totally drool worthy.
The big day is almost upon us. And I might be more excited for leftovers than I am for the actual day of. And that is because of the simple fact that these Waffle Sandwiches are freaking DELICIOUS.
Like dance around your house, sing a happy song between each bite, kind of delicious.
How to make Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Sandwiches
1st Layer - mashed potato waffle
2nd Layer - cranberry sauce
3rd Layer - vegan turkey breast
4th Layer - garlicky kale
5th Layer - stuffing waffle
THEN, serve it up with a side of gravy and sit back and wonder if you've ever had anything more tasty...
So let's talk batter. Obviously, this is not a one size fits all kind of recipe. Depending on how creamy your mashed potatoes are or how moist your stuffing is, will determine how much or how little flour and milk you use to make the batter.
If you happen to make my Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and my Vegan Sausage and Kale Dressing, then these measurements should be pretty spot on for you. But no matter what recipes you make, you will be able to make waffles out of them. It will just require some tweaking on your end.
Just remember that you want the batter to look similar to waffle batter. Moist, but not soupy. And a little chunky is ok too. It won't spread out in the waffle iron like a traditional waffle, so just add about ¼ cup of batter to each quarter of the iron and spread it out with a spoon.
Another must have for this recipe is non-stick spray. I tried spreading some vegan butter on the iron and it just doesn't do the trick - you don't want a sticky mess on your hands...believe me!
For the vegan turkey breast, I went with my go-to - Gardein. But you could easily swap this for any brand of Vegan Chicken. I prefer breaded for this recipe.
And lastly, I served this up with The Best Vegan Gravy recipe. This gravy is not only totally flavorful, but it only takes a few minutes to whip up. So, have no fear if you don't have any gravy leftover, you can make a small batch right before eating these sammies!
Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Sandwiches
FOR THE MASHED POTATO WAFFLES
- non-stick spray
- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- ½ cup flour
- ⅓ cup non-dairy milk unsweetened
FOR THE STUFFING WAFFLES
- 2 cups leftover stuffing/dressing
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk unsweetened
FOR THE SANDWICHES
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 3 cups kale chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes optional
- 8 vegan chicken/turkey breasts
- 1 can cranberry sauce
- vegan gravy
- Heat a waffle iron to the highest temperature and preheat oven to the recommended temperature on your chicken/turkey package.
- Combine mashed potato waffle ingredients in a bowl, adjusting flour and milk ratio until your batter is moist but not soupy. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray and press about ¼ cup of batter into each section of the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron and cook until crispy.
- Place finished waffles on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat process with remaining batter, making sure to spray the iron with non-stick spray between each waffle. You should be able to get 2 large waffles out of the batter.
- Combine leftover stuffing ingredients in a bowl, again, adjusting the flour and milk ratio until your batter is moist but not soupy. Repeat the same process as you did with the mashed potato waffles.
- Place finished waffles on the same plate and cover with foil.
- When your oven is heated, cook chicken/turkey according to package instructions.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic, kale and a sprinkle of salt & pepper to the pan and sauté until kale is wilted. Add red pepper flakes (if using) and remove from the heat.
- To assemble, cut waffles into quarters. Place a mashed potato waffle on a plate followed by cranberry sauce, a chicken/turkey breast, a pile of kale and finally a stuffing waffle. Serve with warm gravy.
- Leftover waffles can be reheated in the oven or a toaster.
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