25 Savory Waffle Recipes

Take your waffle game to the next level with these savory waffle recipes. From pulled chicken to smoked salmon and eggs benedict, these waffles are a creative twist on classic comfort food. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside epitomizes waffle perfection! A crispy and fluffy buttermilk waffle is certainly not to be discounted, but today’s waffles push the proverbial envelope. 26 Savory Waffles? Yes please. 😯

A collage of 4 savory waffles recipes including chicken and waffles, croque madame waffles, sweet potato waffles, and cornbread waffles with green chile sausage gravy and a poached egg.

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks About Waffles!

The first known waffle recipe was written in the 14th century by a young French husband to his young wife. His recipe included beating some eggs with salt and wine, flour was to be added, and the mixture was to be poured into an iron that cooked on both sides. He did not include leavening in the recipe, but did have variations that included placing cheese between two layers of waffle batter (savory waffles even back then!)…

Fast forward several centuries, and waffles became a favorite sweet breakfast treat with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fruit, etc. In recent years, though, waffles have evolved to include both sweet and savory ingredients, and a variety of grains and leavening methods.

Are savory waffles healthy? Typically, no! However, enjoying a special breakfast, brunch, or supper with friends and/or family is healthy. Time around the table is one of the best ways I know of to help maintain healthy relationships and mental health. Peruse this collection of mostly savory waffles, gather your loved ones, and enjoy!

You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!

~~ Lauren Myracle, ttfn

Two waffles with butter and syrup.

🍽 Savory Waffles: Mains

This group includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian savory waffle recipes that definitely qualify as “main” dishes. Add a side salad or fresh fruit, and you’ve got a spectacular brunch or dinner meal!

Bloody Mary infused Fried Chicken and Waffles · The Flavor Bender

Flavorful, crispy Fried Chicken, marinated with all the flavors of Bloody Mary and Scotch, fried to perfection and then drizzled with maple Scotch syrup!
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Savory Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile and Sausage Gravy · Beyond Mere Sustenance

Savory Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile and Sausage Gravy · Beyond Mere Sustenance
Savory cornmeal waffles with green chile and sausage gravy boasts a cornmeal waffle topped with a creamy Hatch green chile and turkey sausage gravy and finished with a runny egg… Yum! A great breakfast or brunch, but perfect for dinner as well!
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Honey Beer BBQ Chicken and Waffles · Erica’s Recipes

Juicy, tender, beer-marinated barbecue chicken served in a fluffy soft waffle topped with an herbed buttermilk ranch dressing and a generous drizzle of honey. Rethink traditional chicken and waffles, and go to the grill with my Honey Beer BBQ Chicken and Waffles.
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Savory BLT Waffles with Cornmeal Batter · Muy Bueno Blog

Savory BLT Waffles with Cornmeal Batter · Muy Bueno Blog
These savory BLT waffles are made with cornmeal batter then stacked high with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes, and a cilantro cotija cream. Delicioso!
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Falafel Waffles · A Cedar Spoon

A white plate with falafel waffles and Lebanese salad.
Falafel Waffles are the perfect Mediterranean breakfast to start your day! Many of the traditional ingredients you find in a waffle are added to chickpeas, parsley, garlic and warm spices to create the perfect falafel style waffle. Top it with a fresh Lebanese style salad and a drizzle of a tahini sauce.
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Croque Madame Recipe for Breakfast · Mon Petit Four

Croque Madame Recipe for Breakfast · Mon Petit Four
The classic croque madame gets a facelift by swapping out bread for waffles! This breakfast sandwich is made of ham and cheese sandwiched between two waffles and topped with creamy white sauce and a fried egg.
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Sour cream waffles with shrimp and roe • Electric Blue Food – Kitchen stories from abroad

Sour cream waffles with shrimp and roe • Electric Blue Food - Kitchen stories from abroad
Norwegian sour cream waffles topped with a Swedish favourite combo: shrimps and roe. This is the ultimate Scandinavian waffle, perfect for brunch!
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PA Dutch Chicken and Waffles · No Plate Like Home

PA Dutch Chicken and Waffles · No Plate Like Home
This PA Dutch Chicken and Waffles recipe is made with slow cooker boneless, skinless chicken breast, a homemade chicken and waffles gravy recipe and from-scratch waffle recipe. It’s a delicious, wholesome, comfort food meal and
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Eggs Benedict with Cornbread Waffles · The Herbeevore

Eggs Benedict with Cornbread Waffles · The Herbeevore
This Cornbread Eggs Benedict recipe is piled on simple homemade cornbread waffles, with a thick slice of fresh tomato and spiced eggs, topped with hollandaise. A delicious and decadent plant-based brunch that is worthy of the weekend!
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Waffle Breakfast Sandwich · Super Golden Bakes

Waffle Breakfast Sandwich · Super Golden Bakes
This Parmesan waffle breakfast sandwich with ham, cheese and fried egg is what brunch (or breakfast) dreams are made of.
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Sweet Potato Waffles with Cheese Shards

Sweet Potato Waffles with Cheese Shards
These cheesy sweet potato waffles have a subtly fiery kick from the jalapenos and are topped with a crown of cheddar shards for a showstopping crunch.
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Mexican Waffles with Chorizo · Beyond Mere Sustenance

Mexican Waffles with Chorizo · Beyond Mere Sustenance
Savory Mexican Waffles – with chorizo, cheese, corn, and scallions – are loaded with bold Mexican flavor. Topped with your favorite style egg, this healthyish dish makes a tasty breakfast or brunch, but we love it for dinner too!
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Smoked Salmon Waffles · That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Smoked Salmon Waffles · That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Have you made savory waffles? These Smoked Salmon Waffles are full of salmon, scallions, and chives and make a marvelous brunch dish or appetizer!
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Southwest Waffle Iron Omelet · Cook At Home Mom

Southwest Waffle Iron Omelet · Cook At Home Mom
Southwest Waffle Iron Omelets for breakfast, brunch, or anytime in 15 minutes, made with crispy potatoes, peppers, onions, and topped with avocado and salsa.
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Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken and Waffles · Erica’s Recipes

Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken and Waffles · Erica's Recipes
Here is my total twist on the classic chicken and waffles. Tender chicken slow cooked with honey and Sriracha, then shredded and served on buttery buttermilk waffles with a Buttermilk Ranch dressing. Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken and Waffles is a dish foodie dreams are made of.
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🍽 Savory Waffles: Sides

This group includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian savory waffle recipes that work well as a side dish… I’m always looking at a balance of protein, carbs, and veggies, so you may feel like they’re perfectly fine as a main dish.😉

Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles · Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles · Just a Little Bit of Bacon
Have some leftover mashed potatoes sitting in your fridge right now? Instead of letting them sit there until you finally throw them out, make some waffles with them tonight! Mashed potato waffles are an awesome way to transform those leftovers into a new and tasty dish.
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Pizza Waffles · Sift & Simmer

Pizza Waffles · Sift & Simmer
Pizza Waffles are a fun and easy way to enjoy an Italian classic. Pizza dough pressed in a hot waffle iron, with toppings.
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Ham and Manchego Waffles · Garlic and Zest

A stack of manchego and cheese waffles with a pitcher of syrup.
A sweet and savory buttermilk waffle recipe with cornmeal, manchego cheese and diced ham, this breakfast and brunch treat is made for the weekend! Ham and Manchego Waffles are easy to make, too.
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Herbed Ricotta Waffles · Crumb: A Food Blog

Herbed Ricotta Waffles · Crumb: A Food Blog
These tender, fluffy ricotta waffles are a great way to use up leftover fresh herbs. Top them with poached eggs for brunch, or with a saucy stew for dinner.
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Pumpkin Chaffles with Cottage Cheese · Dinner ❤️ Mom

Pumpkin Chaffles with Cottage Cheese · Dinner ❤️ Mom
Pumpkin chaffles are sweet, crispy waffles made with cottage cheese and pumpkin. Healthy, gluten-free recipe for a satisfying fall breakfast or healthy side dish.
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Zucchini cheddar whole wheat waffles · Family Food on the Table

Zucchini cheddar whole wheat waffles · Family Food on the Table
These savory waffles are completely whole wheat, stuffed with zucchini and super cheese-filled! Great for brunch or a breakfast-for-dinner night!
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Bacon Cheddar Waffles Recipe · Chisel & Fork

Bacon Cheddar Waffles Recipe · Chisel & Fork
Loaded with bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and green onion, these bacon cheddar waffles don’t even need maple syrup or butter to taste amazing.
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Zucchini Waffles · Greedy Gourmet

Zucchini Waffles · Greedy Gourmet
Come here and learn how to make this easy zucchini waffles recipe. You can serve it for breakfast, main course or dessert. Works as a savoury or sweet dish.
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Dosa Waffles · Masala and Chai

Dosa Waffles · Masala and Chai
Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside Dosa Waffles are ready in under 20 minutes using leftover dosa batter! Serve these vegan, gluten-free savory waffles with coconut chutney, sambar, and masala aloo for the perfect special brunch spread.
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Savory Hummus Waffles · Running to the Kitchen

Savory Hummus Waffles · Running to the Kitchen
These hummus waffles are filled with sweet Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Dip them in hummus for a savory bite or serve with a fried egg on top as a meal!
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Caramelized Onion and Apple Waffles · Ugly Duckling Bakery

Caramelized Onion and Apple Waffles · Ugly Duckling Bakery
These apple waffles have grated apple, caramelized onion, and cheddar cheese. Serve with maple syrup or with your favorite Fall soup.
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🍽 A Few Unique Sweet Waffles

This last group includes sweet waffles (because we all need to indulge now and then!). 😀 These are not your typical sweet waffles, however, and you simply must scroll all the way to the end!

Coconut Waffles · Omnivore’s Cookbook

Coconut Waffles · Omnivore's Cookbook
Coconut Waffles – Extra crispy on the surface and tender inside. This recipe offers the easiest way to make vegan, gluten free, and dairy free waffles and guarantees the best flavor.
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Dark Chocolate Waffles · Tara’s Multicultural Table

Dark Chocolate Waffles · Tara's Multicultural Table
A buttermilk waffle base is packed with both dark cocoa powder and finely chopped dark chocolate, then spoonfuls of the batter are heated in a waffle iron until set with an almost cake-like or brownie consistency. Enjoy with fresh berries and whipped cream, some chocolate sauce, strawberry preserves, cacao nibs, or chocolate sprinkles.
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Gaufre à la glace · Mon Petit Four

Gaufre à la glace · Mon Petit Four
It’s a gorgeous, yeast-y, fluffy, crunchy, perfection-for-my-baking-heart kind of waffle with a scoop of ice cream!
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Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles with Maple Cinnamon Drizzle · Evergreen Kitchen

Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles with Maple Cinnamon Drizzle · Evergreen Kitchen
Gingerbread for breakfast! These delicious vegan waffles are made with gluten free teff flour. The creamy vegan maple cinnamon sauce is perfect for drizzling or dunking. Extra waffles can be frozen and reheated in the toaster.
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Is that enough to whet your appetite? If you haven’t tried savory waffles, don’t you want to? If you don’t currently own a waffle iron, I highly recommend you consider purchasing one…

Buen Provecho (good eating)!

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24 Comments

  1. That is a great collection of waffle recipes!!! And not only because one of mines is featured. My waffle iron will have a lot of work in the next weeks πŸ™‚

    1. My pleasure Dorothy! This has been one of my most popular posts, and with Waffle Day on March 25, I thought it apropos to get it updated and out again!

    1. Don’t you wish we didn’t have to dig them out? Lol. I’d make waffles more often if I remembered I had a waffle maker πŸ˜‰

  2. I’ve had “semi” savoury waffles before…mainly waffles with eggs, bacon and pale syrup or deep fried chicken and maple syrup. I had no idea that savory waffles could be THIS good though!!! Great round up. I know what I’m making for dinner…

    1. Thanks Emma! I love the idea of using waffles as the base for a main dish to change things up a bit from rice, potatoes, etc. I’ll be making several of these πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Tamara,

    First of all congratulations on the birth of your new grandson!!! That’s exciting news! πŸ˜€ Must be exhuasting for you. Please take care and rest well!

    Thanks for including our recipe here. All the other ones look really good too. These are making me hungry! haha~

    Hope you’ll have a wonderful time with your family! Take care πŸ™‚

    Amy

    1. Thanks Amy! The babies are so precious, but we are all pretty tired πŸ™‚ I am looking forward to making your waffles, and many of the others as well… Thanks for submitting!