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For many, Thanksgiving leads toa. a bountiful feast of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and gravy. After the inevitable food coma, this Thanksgiving meal often leads to a lot of leftovers as well. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! In previous years, I’ve shared my Turkey Turnovers recipe (one which I will be using today or tomorrow). Today, we get to share with you a recipe that uses those Thanksgiving leftovers and also adds a dash of Disney magic.
The recipe that we are going to share is from a previous year of EPCOT International’s Festival of the Holidays. It takes those leftovers and makes them all into a delicious waffle! Even better, if you have a Mickey waffle maker or Marvel waffle maker, you can add more magic to your meal! Give this recipe a try and then let us know how it turned out!
Leftover Stuffing Waffles - GEEK EATS Disney Recipes
Note: Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.
- 12 ounces cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Zest of 1 orange
- 4 1/2 cups leftover stuffing, crumbled
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Vegetable oil, for brushing waffle maker
- 1 pound warmed leftover turkey, sliced
- 2 cups warmed leftover mashed potatoes
- 2 cups warmed leftover gravy
FOR CRANBERRY SAUCE:
- Stir together cranberries, sugar, water, and orange zest in saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, until sugar dissolves and cranberries are soft.
- Increase heat to medium and cook about 12 minutes, or until cranberries burst. Cool to room temperature before serving.
- Preheat waffle maker to medium-high. Combine stuffing, eggs, and 1/4 cup cream. If mixture is too dry and not spreadable in the waffle maker pockets, add more cream as needed, until mixture is just wet enough to spread.
- Generously brush top, bottom, and all pockets of waffle maker with oil.
- Evenly and firmly pack each pocket of the waffle maker full with stuffing mixture. (Note: If using a mini waffle maker this will make 12-14 mini waffles. A larger waffle maker (6”-8” in diameter) will yield 6-8 waffles). Close and cook about 7 to 8 minutes, until golden and the waffles easily lift out of waffle maker.
- Place two mini waffles or one large waffle on each plate. Top each with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
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