Crisp and buttery on the outside, fluffy on the inside, this easy waffle recipe is perfection. Included are loads of options for sweet or savory waffles, plus all the toppings you could ever desire.
I like sweet waffles, savory waffles, snack waffles (handheld Ham and Cheese Waffles, I’m looking at you). If you can waffle it, I will probably love it.
Want to know a secret? I almost never order waffles at a restaurant. That’s how picky I am about my waffles.
I know exactly how I like my waffles and restaurant waffles are never as good as the homemade waffles from my own kitchen.
I take my waffle enthusiasm too seriously to waste a meal on waffles that are anything less than spectacular. Rest assured, I’d never share a waffle recipe with you that I didn’t absolutely adore. My standards are just too high.
Considering how deep my love for waffles runs, it’s high time I shared with you my ultimate list of best waffle recipes.
I’ve been making waffles a long time and I’ve discovered that, while everyone has their own preferences, there are a few things that all great waffles have in common.
The ultimate waffle recipe is crispy on the outside (but never oily or greasy!) with a soft fluffy interior. The best waffles won’t fall apart when you lift them from the iron, they won’t bend in half, and they also won’t get tough and dense as they cool.
Rest assured that when I say this is the best waffle recipe ever, I don’t make that claim lightly. Part of the reason this recipe is the best is simply because it’s as easy as can be.
Everyone needs more acorn squash recipes, especially when they are stuffed with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing! Repurpose all those leftovers in big way!
Last year I was fussing to my Mom on the phone about how much turkey I needed to use up after the holidays and she mentioned that she’d made the yummiest little concoction to use up the last of their turkey leftovers the night before. Quickly she typed up a text to me and I put it to the test within 24 hours. Turkey stuffed acorn squash uses everything you have lying around and my goodness, it’s almost like the perfect sandwich with all of those layers of flavor!
Ingredients for Leftover Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy and almost all the ingredients are leftovers, so they are already set to throw in. Here is what you will need:
- Acorn Squashes – you want two squashes, cut in half and scooped clean
- Onion – yellow onion, diced small
- Turkey (cooked and chopped) – you can use white meat or dark or a mix of both
- Stuffing – any type of stuffing works great, we love to use our no fuss make ahead stuffing
- Cranberry Sauce – adds the perfect sweetness and tanginess
- Chicken Broth – since you are baking cooked food again, you want to add a little moisture so it doesn’t dry out
- Salt – flavor, you can add as much or as little as you want
The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to Make Stuffed Acorn Squash
It’s as easy as cleaning out a couple of acorn squashes and stuffing it with a bunch of Thanksgiving leftovers. So simple! Here are the basic steps:
- Preheat the oven.
- Cut the squashes in half and clean them out. Slice a thin piece off the bottom of each so they sit flat.
- Roast the squashes.
- Saute the onion in a skillet over medium heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together.
- Spoon the mixture into the roasted squash and bake.
- Serve with more cranberry sauce or gravy.
All of these instructions in full detail can be found in the recipe card below.
Can I Use Butternut Squash?
Yes. This recipe is delicious with butternut squash. I would quarter the squash so that they aren’t too big but you absolutely can use butternut squash instead of acorn squash.
Can You Eat Acorn Squash Skin?
Yes, the skin can be eaten but I prefer not to. It is quite thick and has a waxy texture.
How to Eat Stuffed Acorn Squash
Since I prefer to not eat the skin, I treat the skin almost like a bowl. I just take a fork or spoon and dig into the squash. I love getting a little flesh of the squash with some of the filling. It is the perfect bite!
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