Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile Sausage Gravy

A delicious savory cornmeal waffle is topped with creamy Hatch green chile and turkey sausage gravy and finished with a runny egg… Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile Sausage Gravy is a perfect savory breakfast or brunch, but try it for dinner as well!

4 cornmeal waffles with Hatch green chile and sausage gravy, a poached egg, and chopped scallion and cilantro.

All in all, she felt she owed him waffles. That big waffle gesture was the only one that would do.

~~ Carrie Fischer, Postcards From the Edge

🧇 #InternationWaffleDay

International Waffle Day? Yes, indeed! Våffeldagen or Waffle Day began in Sweden due to a bit of confusion over Vårfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day) held on the same day. Consequently, Swedes celebrate both “holidays” on March 25th, and welcome spring by eating lots of delicious waffles. What better reason could there be for creating – and consuming – a scrumptious new recipe for savory waffles?

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks – About Savory Waffles

I grew up on buttermilk waffles (or waffles made with Bisquick) topped with “pancake syrup.” I did like them, but I rarely want anything sweet for breakfast as an adult. At the same time, I loved my Grandma’s biscuits with sausage gravy. My idea for Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile and Sausage Gravy was born out of my childhood, and the desire to marry the two.

My basic idea was this: Waffles are basically a quick bread cooked in a waffle iron, making them a great foundation for all kinds of toppings. While they rarely qualify as “healthy,” they can be part of a healthy diet when consumed in moderation. If I have waffles for breakfast, I simply reduce my carb intake later in the day!

The concept of savory waffles opens up all sorts of possibilities: Waffle sliders? Yum! Falafel Waffles with Artichoke Tzatziki? Yes please. Check out 25 Mostly Savory Gourmet Waffles for more ideas…

A close up of a stack of savory cornmeal waffles on a square plate with jalapenos.

📋 Ingredients You’ll Need

Savory Cornmeal Waffles

  • all-purpose flour
  • corn meal
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • eggs
  • butter
  • buttermilk – I use lowfat buttermilk.

Green Chile Turkey Sausage Gravy

  • lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • flour
  • milk – I use non-dairy milk, but you can use whatever kind you like.
  • Hatch green chile – I specify Hatch green chile because it is widely available. You can find it roasted, frozen, and chopped in many markets across the US, and even outside the US. Of course if you’re lucky enough to have access to local roasted green chile, use it! Canned or jarred green chile is fine if you can’t get fresh or frozen. I have also roasted poblano chiles.
  • salt and pepper

To Serve

  • eggs – I adore Poached Eggs, but I don’t always want to mess with them. Basted eggs are my second favorite. I LOVE RUNNY YOLKS! Choose your favorite style egg, or omit them if you don’t care for them…
  • garnishes – Choose your favorites! Cheese, scallion, cilantro, and avocado are great options.

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Prepared cornmeal waffle batter, eggs, scallions and cilantro, Hatch green chile sausage gravy ready to assemble.

🔪 Instructions

  1. Make the batter – Add all ingredients to a prep bowl, whisk them together (don’t over mix), and set aside.
  2. Brown the turkey sausage.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the turkey sausage and stir it in. Allow it to toast a little bit.
  4. Add the milk. Stir it until it thickens and bubbles.
  5. Stir in the green chile and season.
Cooking steps for the gravy: 
1. Brown the turkey sausage.
2. Add the flour and toast it.
3. Add the milk, and stir until boils.
4. Add in the Hatch green chile.

6. Make the waffles – To finish up, keep the gravy warm, and start pouring waffles.

7. Put it all together – I love poached eggs, but sometimes don’t want to mess with them. Basted eggs are my second favorite. I LOVE RUNNY YOLKS! Choose your favorite style egg, or omit them if you don’t care for them… Pour a ladle of Hatch green chile sausage gravy over a waffle (or two!), and top with your favorite style egg. Enjoy!

Making the waffles:
1. Pour about 1/2 cup waffle batter into hot waffle iron.
2. Cook until golden brown.

💭 Tips

  • potato masher makes quick work of breaking up the turkey sausage (and other ground meats).
  • If gluten is a problem, I have substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour with great success!
  • If dairy is a problem, I often use So Delicious Coconut Creamer in so many dishes.
  • You can use any roasted and chopped green chile in the gravy. I no longer live in New Mexico, but I can get roasted and chopped Bueno Green Chile at my local market in the freezer section. Canned chile is fine too. You can substitute roasted and chopped poblanos and Anaheims as well.
  • Any leftover cornmeal waffles can be frozen and popped into the toaster.

I’m curious as to your thoughts on Savory Waffles with Green Chile Sausage Gravy.  😀 Would you make it (or eat it) for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? None of the above? (I’m in trouble if you answer affirmatively to the last one!)

Signature in red and green with chiles and limes.
Waffles with green chile sausage gravy, a poached egg with broken yolk, and copper flatware.

A square plate with waffles, gravy, and poached egg.

Savory Cornmeal Waffles With Green Chile and Sausage Gravy

A delicious cornmeal waffle is topped with creamy Hatch green chile and turkey sausage gravy and finished with a runny egg…
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Egg (Varies) 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch
Cuisine Mexican/Southwest
Servings 6 servings
Calories 464 kcal

Ingredients
  

Savory Cornmeal Waffles

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ stick butter - melted
  • 1 ½ cups lowfat buttermilk +/-

Green Chile Turkey Sausage Gravy

  • ½ lb. lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ¼ cups 2% milk
  • ½ cup Hatch green chile - chopped*
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • several grinds pepper
  • 6 eggs – cooked to order - we like sunny-side-up
  • garnishes – cheese - scallion, cilantro, avocado

Instructions

Prepare the waffle batter

  • Combine dry ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add eggs, melted butter, and buttermilk. Whisk to combine thoroughly, but do not over mix.
  • Set aside, while you prepare the gravy.

Prepare the gravy

  • In a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat, break up the turkey breakfast sausage. It there is no fat in the pan when it is cooked, add about a tablespoon of olive oil or butter.
  • Add the flour, stir until flour browns slightly – 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the milk, and whisk until the gravy is smooth. Allow the gravy to come to a boil. It should be creamy and thick, but not pasty.
  • Add the chopped green chile, salt, and pepper. Taste it, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, and stir occasionally while cooking your waffles. Add additional milk if gravy becomes too thick.
  • Cook your waffles.
  • Prepare eggs to order.

To serve

  • Plate 1 waffle. Pour a generous ladle of gravy over top. Add egg. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

* There is no substitute for Hatch green chile. It is available in canned and frozen in many parts of the U.S. Here in the southwest we freeze fresh chile for use all year long. Try substituting Anaheim or poblano, roasted and chopped.
I added 10 minutes under "Varies" to account for different waffle makers.
Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal.com): 464 calories; 31 g protein; 55 g carbohydrates; 13 g fat. Note: Macros are based on 1/4 of the waffle batter and 1/4 of the green chile and sausage gravy. Garnishes are not included!

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g

NOTE: Macronutrients are an approximation only using unbranded ingredients and MyFitnessPal.com. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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10 Comments

  1. This was an awesome dinner! Thanks for posting. I didn’t change a thing, and served with scrambled eggs and salsa verde. To the eggs I added some garlic powder, ground cumin, and New Mexico green chili powder from a flea market just outside Santa Fe… I love Santa Fe. Anyway, it was one of the best breakfast for dinner meals I’ve ever had. I’ll make it again, anytime!

    1. Yay!!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We had it for dinner just a couple of weeks ago… And I’m with you on the love of Santa Fe. We miss New Mexico so! Thanks for taking the time to write!

  2. This was an awesome dinner! Thanks for posting. I didn’t change a thing, and served with scrambled eggs and salsa verde. To the eggs I added some garlic powder, ground cumin, and New Mexico green chili powder from a flea market just outside Santa Fe… I love Santa Fe. Anyway, it was one of the best breakfast for dinner meals I’ve ever had. I’ll make it again, anytime!

  3. This was an awesome dinner! Thanks for posting. I didn’t change a thing, and served with scrambled eggs and salsa verde. To the eggs I added some garlic powder, ground cumin, and New Mexico green chili powder from a flea market just outside Santa Fe… I love Santa Fe. Anyway, it was one of the best breakfast for dinner meals I’ve ever had. I’ll make it again, anytime!

  4. These are absolutely the best waffles ever! This is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s just as amazing for dinner as it is for breakfast/brunch! It does take a bit of time to prepare… It’s a good team project – one makes the gravy while one makes the waffle 🙂

  5. These are absolutely the best waffles ever! This is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s just as amazing for dinner as it is for breakfast/brunch! It does take a bit of time to prepare… It’s a good team project – one makes the gravy while one makes the waffle 🙂

  6. These are absolutely the best waffles ever! This is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s just as amazing for dinner as it is for breakfast/brunch! It does take a bit of time to prepare… It’s a good team project – one makes the gravy while one makes the waffle 🙂

  7. Now that’s what I call a spicy and hearty stack of waffles!!! I wouldn’t need to eat for the rest of the day, which would be great so I could savor the flavors all day long!

    1. Haha! My sons mentioned the size of the stack of waffles 😉 I had to explain that my single waffle portion wouldn’t make a very appealing photo. We love our green chile, don’t we MJ? Thanks for stopping by!