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7 Savory Ways to Change Up the Way You Waffle

Who says waffles are just for breakfast, anyway? These crispy, savory waffles add fun to your plate any meal of the day.

7 Savory Waffles You Need to Try

1. Potato Waffles

Think of potato pancakes minus the greasy pan-frying. Add grated cheese, minced herbs, or crumbled bacon to the batter, and top with eggs to make them a full meal deal.

2. Waffled Falafel

And the secret ingredient is...garbanzo beans! Loaded with fresh herbs and earthy spices, these truly savory waffles are great topped with tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley.


Waffled Falafel

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3. Chicken and Waffles

This ultimate waffle sandwich combines sweet, savory, and crunchy in a sky-high stack of fried chicken, bacon, and cheese slathered with maple mayo and held together between cayenne-kissed waffles.


Chicken and Waffles

Photo by Tony Shapow

4. Hash Brown Waffles

Allrecipes community member kelsea added onion and shredded zucchini to hers, and topped them with an egg and sriracha for some heat. Well played, kelsea.


Hash Brown Waffles

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5. Gritty Waffles

Cornbread meets waffle iron. Says Allrecipes community member thedailygourmet, "Topping it with cheese, scrambled eggs, and picante sauce would work for breakfast, or chili would work for a lunch/dinner." We heartily agree.


Gritty Waffles

Photo by thedailygourmet

6. Savory Southwestern Waffles

Stuffed with corn and green peppers, these sassy waffles would be great alongside a hot bowl of black bean soup.


Savory Southwest Waffles

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

7. Cornbread Waffles

Packaged corn muffin mix gives you a shortcut to crispy cornbread waffles laced with bacon, chile peppers, and two kinds of cheese. They can hold their own under a ladle of chili, or they can stand alone as a savory snack.


Cornbread Waffles

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

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About Vanessa Greaves

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