6 reasons to get out your waffle iron

Golden and crisp, waffles are way more versatile than you think.

By Simone Olivero

6 reasons to get out your waffle iron

Waffle party

Creamed Chicken over Whole Wheat Waffles

Before you tell us that one of these things just doesn’t belong, think of waffles as an alternative to mash potatoes, just waiting to soak up the delicious gravy you’re about to whip up. Get the recipe: Creamed Chicken over Whole Wheat Waffles

Plate with waffle that's topped with creamy chicken potpie fillingPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Buttermilk Waffles

This basic waffle recipe will take you wherever your waffle desires want to go. Keep them classic, topped with fruit and syrup, or chop them up into soilders and add them to your kid’s lunch box. You really can’t lose when you’re serving up waffles. Get the recipe: Easy Buttermilk Waffles

6 reasons to get out your waffle ironPhoto: Erik Putz

Ham and Cheese Waffles

What’s better than a ham and cheese sandwich? The waffle version, duh! Make it fancy by topping your waffle with ketchup and maple syrup. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Waffles

plate of waffles with ham and cheese insidePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Rotisserie Chicken over Waffles

You’re about to up your waffle game with this savoury creation! Take some rotisserie chicken, add veggies and you’ve got a delicious (and easy) lunch or dinner. Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken over Waffles

Waffles on a plate with creamy rotisserie chicken on topPhoto: Erik Putz

BLT Waffle-Wich

This “sandwich” combines two of kids’ loves: waffles and bacon for one surprising BLT. Get the recipe: BLT Waffle-Wich

lunch ideas for schoolPhoto: Erik Putz

Strawberry Waffle Cake

Why have one waffle when you can stack a whole batch of them into a towering waffle cake? Layer in some strawberries and whipped cream and you’re done! Get the recipe: Strawberry Waffle Cake

stack of waffles with whipped cream and sliced strawberriesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more: 5 brunch recipes to sweeten up your morning 7 fresh peach recipes How to make frozen banana pops