After Thanksgiving, your parents are most likely going to want to send you home with the leftovers they don't want. Instead of giving them the "I can't cook in my dorm" excuse, you can accept those Thanksgiving leftovers willingly because you can transform them in your waffle maker. If you don't have a waffle maker, I'm sure your dining hall has one, so give these recipes a try. With these recipes, you can have Thanksgiving leftovers all day every day, which is a dream come true.

Leftovers you'll need:

Elise DeVoe

For all of these recipes, you need all of the classic Thanksgiving leftovers. You need leftover stuffing, turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce. I prefer the canned cranberry sauce myself, but if you want to use fresh that works just as well.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 splash milk
  • 1 tablespoon diced green and red peppers
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped turkey
  • 1 tablespoon stuffing
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 1

Heat your waffle maker to medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 2

Crack the eggs into a small bowl and add the milk.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 3

Whisk the egg and milk mixture until combined.
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Emily Rieck

Step 4

Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
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Emily Rieck

Step 5

Slowly pour the mixture into a heated waffle maker.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 6

After 5 minutes have passed, remove the frittata from the waffle maker.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 7

Serve up your frittata with gravy or sriracha if you want to add additional spice.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Thanksgiving Leftovers Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices turkey
  • 1 small slice canned cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices bread
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 1

Heat your waffle maker to medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 2

Sprinkle cheese onto one piece of bread.
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Emily Rieck

Step 3

Place the turkey slices on the other piece of bread and place the cranberry sauce on top of the cheese.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 4

Assemble the sandwich and place it into the heated waffle maker.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 5

After 5 minutes, remove the sandwich from the waffle maker.
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Emily Rieck

Step 6

Serve the sandwich with a side of gravy for dipping.
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Emily Rieck

Open-Faced Stuffing Waffle "Sandwich"

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 3 slices turkey
  • 3 slices canned cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gravy
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 1

Heat the waffle maker to medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 2

Compact the stuffing slightly, then place it into the waffle maker.

Step 3

After 5 minutes, remove the stuffing waffle from the waffle maker.
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck

Step 4

Top the waffle with turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy and enjoy!
Emily Rieck
Emily Rieck