Sure, bread is fine. It’s the standard staple for any sandwich. But the standard is, well, exactly that. It’s the usual. It’s the typical. It’s the common. It’s the overdone and overused.
And I don’t know about you but I’m just a little fed up with it in general. It’s time to add something special, splendid, and super scrumptious to the standard sandwich.
Enter the waffle.
Waffles can be perfect for any time of day. They can be super sweet, or savory and salty but they are always delicious.
And waffle sandwiches are the unsung hero of the food world that just don’t get the appreciation that they truly deserve.
So, in this article, you’ll find sixteen stupidly splendor sandwich recipes that all use waffles instead of bread! Excited? Me too. Let’s get straight to it.
I thought I’d ease you in gently with a breakfast classic. And you can’t get much better than a grilled ham and cheese.
It’s such a delicious option and I find it’s a great way to entice the kids to tuck into their breakfast in the morning.
The cheese oozes with each bite, and the ham has that salty savory flavor that actually compliments the grilled waffles really well. Pop these on plates at breakfast time and watch just how quickly they disappear.
I like to drizzle mine with a little maple syrup too. It helps stop the waffle from tasting dry and also really brings out those saltier flavors. Honestly, you’re on to a winner here.
2. Pizza Waffle
Pizza? In a waffle? Oh yes. And don’t you knock it till you’ve tried it because this recipe is absolutely heavenly.
Between your waffles, you’ll find a thick coating of rich and aromatic marinara sauce that is smothered in stringy mozzarella cheese with slices of pepper and turkey pepperoni.
You’ll never look back once you’ve tried this recipe, and what’s great is that you change it every time you make it. You can choose your favorite pizza toppings and incorporate them into your sandwich.
Is it too controversial to say that I’d like to add ham and pineapple to my pizza waffle? Yum!
If you’re looking for a show-stopping breakfast or brunch, then you’ll need to try this breakfast waffle recipe. Its decadence is beyond compare and I think paired with a mimosa there is not a better breakfast that exists.
Your waffle is topped with buttery mushrooms, a fried egg with an oozing yolk, arugula, and of course sweet and smoky beans before you add your top layer waffle to complete the meal.
It has everything you’ll need there’s crunch from the waffles and then moisture from that barbeque sauce in the beans. It all ties together perfectly for a breakfast fit for a queen.
Everyone loves chicken parm, right? And how could you possibly improve an amazing chicken parmesan waffle recipe? Add waffles to the mix, of course.
Personally, I think this recipe speaks for itself, but I’ll still describe it to you, if not just to get those bellies rumbling.
Between two golden brown waffles, you’ll find scrumptious marinara sauce, a generous helping of melted cheese, perfectly crispy and crunchy fried chicken along with some leafy greens…for health, obviously.
It is a southern comfort, is it not, to place crispy and juicy deep-fried chicken atop crunchy waffles that are then drizzled in delicious maple syrup.
Well, we’re doing pretty much the exact same thing here, except we’re adding more waffles and some crispy bacon and cheddar cheese too.
Adding some salad to the mix really makes this delicious sandwich shine. But be warned, for after but all of one bite, you’ll never be able to go back to bog-standard bread ever again.
The sweetness of the waffle pairs amazingly with this spicy fiery treat. We’re sticking with the theme of crunchy and crispy fried chicken for this option, but this one has quite the hot twist thanks to the sticky and spicy glaze.
You’ll definitely want to accompany this one with a glass of water or milk to subdue some of the burning, but it’s so worth it.
The addition of the chunky and creamy coleslaw helps mild it down somewhat and each and every bite is just mouth-watering.
Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? The sweetness of the jelly combined with the saltiness of the peanut butter is a flavor pairing that just cannot be enhanced…or can it?
Swapping out the bread for waffles with this sandwich will take you to a whole new level of deliciousness.
This recipe also adds some thinly sliced bananas to the mix to bring you heaven on a plate. If you’re only going to try one recipe of this bunch, it has to be this one!
Disney World, the place where dreams come true. Disney World is a pretty magical place that needs no introduction, so it’s safe to say that the food they serve is going to be downright delicious too.
And other than the magical parades, and the ridiculously fun rides, the one thing you’re going to miss upon your return will be these decadent waffle sandwiches.
But don’t despair, for now, you can make them from the comfort of your very own home.
Now, if you’re looking for nice, nutritious, and healthy grub for your lunch, you might want to look away now. I can’t promise that this will be a great source of your five a day.
But what I can promise you is that you’ll make ooh and ahh noises with each and every mouthful.
This delicious recipe has all the great taste and flavor of your regular cheeseburger except we’ve said goodbye to buns and swapped them out for waffles.
This is definitely a decadent treat that will go down well with the whole family.
Now I know I’ve gone a little heavy with the fried-chicken-inspired recipes, but I haven’t forgotten about my vegetarian and vegan friends. This vegan chickpea BLT waffle sandwich is absolutely to die for.
It’s crunchy and flavorsome, and downright delicious. And it only takes 15 minutes to make! You can’t get much better than that.
11. Tuna Melt
I know, I know, tuna and waffles? Initially, I had my doubts too, they’re not two flavors that instantly roll off the tongue.
And I must say I was a little worried about this one, that was until I sunk my teeth into it. And then I just kept sinking my teeth into it until within no more than 3 bites I’d demolished the whole thing.
Canned tuna, mayo, carrots, and cilantro are mixed together to create the most scrumptious tuna salad, and paired with the crispy waffle and the creaminess of the provolone cheese, it’s just divine.
Waffle sandwiches don’t just have to be for dinner, they make the perfect dessert too. And nothing fits more perfectly with waffles than ice cream.
These are so very simple to make but they are astronomically tasty. And simple but tasty means a happy and easy life, and who doesn’t want that?
You can experiment with so many different flavors and toppings too, so it can be a completely different experience every time you make it.
With just a total of three ingredients overall including the waffles, this recipe is the epitome of ease. But serve these up to guests and they’ll think they’re anything but simple and standard.
The ham and cheese combine together to make the perfect sweet yet salty yet also super creamy taste. It tastes very luxurious and feels like such a treat to eat.
Also, if you don’t like strawberry jam, you can simply swap it out for your favorite flavor!
Yep, you read that right. Chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed waffle ice cream sandwiches. Now, you’ll need quite the sweet tooth to enjoy these bad boys.
But if you do have a particularly sweet tooth, these waffles are about to blow your mind. So be prepared for that.
There’s also no turning back for parents, so keep that in mind. You make these once and you’ll be making them a million times. Trust me, I’ve been there.
If you are looking for a milder breakfast waffle sandwich, then this recipe is definitely the one for you. It’s so tasty yet there are no real overpowering flavors.
You’ll have some delicious turkey slices, cheddar cheese, and scrambled eggs all encompassed by crispy waffles.
It’s simple and quick to make and is one of those dependable sandwiches you’re sure to like and know will hit the spot.
And last but not least, is one of my absolute favorites, the brownie waffle.
Chocolatey and gooey waffle brownies are probably the nicest thing you’ll ever get the chance to try and there is no better filling to accompany them than some classic vanilla ice cream.
And though they may look and taste super decadent, they’re actually pretty simple and inexpensive to make which is always a bonus!
Frequently Asked Questions
Both will create great-tasting waffles but swapping your water out for milk will give you a much creamier and richer taste and texture.
Adding an extra egg to your batter mix will help to stiffen it and ensure that it doesn’t run once you place it in the iron.
While it can seem like a lot of effort, you should always spend the time whipping your egg whites if you want perfectly fluffy pancakes.
As you can see there are so many ways to make delicious waffle sandwiches that are perfect for any time or occasion. Now, comes the really hard choice though…picking which recipe to try first!