Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means you’ll soon have more leftovers than you know what to do with. And let’s face it, the same meal over and over again can get tiring. This year, do a little something special with your leftover stuffing using this genius hack. It’ll surely make the whole family happy!
As we’ve come to learn, waffle irons aren’t just for waffles. You can use one to create all sorts of delicious waffle-shaped foods. My personal favorite is the hash brown hack since the popular breakfast food can take so long to cook the normal way, but this stuffing idea might just beat it.
The hack from the Butterball turkey website combines all the best things from Thanksgiving into a fun new way to eat them. You’ll basically turn the stuffing into the bread of a sandwich and stuff them with turkey and your favorite sides. And it’s so good!
Here’s how to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers:
First, you’ll need to gather your leftover stuffing, one egg, two mashed sweet potatoes (or russet, if you prefer), leftover turkey breast, and whatever side you want to go in the sandwich.
Next, combine the stuffing and egg and mix well. You’ll want to make sure the consistency is almost doughy and sticks together. Divide into two portions and press them into compact circles to form a patty. You can use a plate to guide you, just put foil underneath the stuffing so you can easily transfer it to the waffle iron.
Once your waffle maker is hot, spray it with cooking spray and place one of the patties on it. Press down slightly when you close the top and allow the stuffing to cook to a golden brown. Repeat this step with the next patty for the next sandwich.
Then, assemble! Cut one patty in half and spread the sweet potatoes before topping them with turkey. Add the gravy, cranberry sauce, and green beans (at least that’s what I did) or whatever sides you want. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This hack is the perfect way to up-cycle your Thanksgiving leftovers into a brand new meal. You’ll be stuffed in no time.