25 Mostly Savory Waffle Recipes

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. 25 Mostly Savory Waffle Recipes? Yes please. 😯 From Savory Falafel Waffles With Artichoke Tzatziki to Cornbread Waffles With Chicken, Avocado, and Sweet and Spicy Crema, waffles can be a substantial main dish for brunch or dinner! And then there’s side dishes and desserts… Don’t miss them!

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.

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

~~ Lauren Myracle, ttfn

👩🏻‍🍳 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.

I am writing to you today from Charlotte, NC. while visiting and helping to care for my new grandson Carter James Andersen (born July 7) and my 2 year-old grandson Cade Christian Andersen. πŸ™‚ Developing, testing, and photographing new recipes is a bit out of the question right now, so it’s a great time to gather some awesome waffle recipes from a few of my food blogging friends!

🍽 Savory Waffles: Mains

This group includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian savory waffle recipes. Add a side salad or fresh fruit, and you’ve got a spectacular brunch or dinner meal!

Main Dish Waffles

🍽 Savory Waffles: Sides

This group includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian savory waffle recipes that work well as a side dish…

Side Dish Waffles

🍽 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!

Dessert Waffles

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 consider purchasing one… and now, a very busy 2 year-old needs some Gramma loves.  πŸ˜€

Buen Provecho (good eating)!

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  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™‚


    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!