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Forget the Sweet Stuff with 4 Savory Waffle Recipes

By M. Ellise Giller 3.16.16

In the great land of waffles, you’re only limited by your own imagination when it comes to possible ingredients. Cheese, cornbread, and even zucchini, can make for tasty Belgian delights. To celebrate International Waffle Day, March 25, here are four savory waffle recipes that skip the sweet stuff.

Smoked Cheese and Green Onion Waffles

What happens when you mix flour, butter, eggs, green onion, and smoked cheddar cheese? It’s a delicious breakfast combination that satisfies your deepest waffle cravings.

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

Hash browns ain’t got nothin’ on these cheesy yet healthy waffles from the Pinning Mama. Grate zucchini, squeeze out the excess water, and combine with egg, milk, Parmesan, flour, and spices, then it throw on the waffle iron. It makes a scrumptious side dish or, piled with some choice toppings, a filling dinner.

Cheddar Waffle BLT With Egg

You’ve eaten a BLT, but have you eaten a BLT made with cheddar waffles and topped with a fried egg with crisp edges? We thought not. This recipe from Chowhound sneaks bacon and cheddar into the waffles themselves, then stuffs more bacon — along with mayo, lettuce, and tomato — into the sandwich.

Taco Cornbread Waffle

It’s a waffle. No, it’s cornbread. No, it’s a taco. Surprise: It’s all three. This recipe from Taste and Tell turns the idea of a taco salad on its head with cornbread waffles topped with ground beef and all of your favorite taco toppings. Simple, yet brilliant.

Pancake mix might allow you to cut back on the flour in these recipes, although Betty Crocker recommends examining all of your ingredients before you swap one for the other.

Looking for more savory flavors? Try our Spring Pot Roast recipe