For those living in a dorm room without a kitchen, a waffle maker can be a life saver for you when you have a desire to cook your own meals instead of eating in the dining hall every day and night. Many people might not even be aware that a waffle maker can make more than just waffles. We’ve put together a list of eight different meals you can make in a waffle maker so that you never run out of uses for it.
1. Waffle Iron Eggs
In the mood for eggs in the morning but don’t want to make the trek down to the dining hall? We’ve got you covered. All you need is a waffle maker for this meal. Weelicious has a recipe that will have your eggs coming out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
2. Croque Madame
The Novice Chef blog has a great idea for a meal you can make in a waffle maker. This breakfast is quick to make in the morning if you need a meal before you head to class. Who needs a stove when you can cook everything in a waffle iron, right? This is a twist on the classic version of croque madame but it’s just as yummy. It’s got meat, cheese, an egg and a croissant that will hit the spot when you need something to fuel your energy in the morning.
3. Waffle Iron Quesadillas
SouffleBombay.com has a great meal idea for your waffle maker: quesadillas! Yes, that’s right, you can cook Mexican food in your waffle maker. The recipe is easy and involves no flipping! You can use a rotisserie chicken so that you don’t have to cook it, which also saves time. So, what are you waiting for? Treat your dorm mates to some homemade quesadillas and they will love you forever.
4 .Turkey Melt Panini
A waffle iron is pretty similar to a panini press, so why not use it as one? If you’re craving a nice warm toasted panini in the comfort of your dorm room, look no further than your waffle maker. MyRecipes.com has a reciple that is super tasty and you’ll want to make it as soon as possible once you hear what’s in it. The recipe idea for your waffle maker includes turkey, bacon, mayo and colby-jack cheese. Oh, it includes tart apple slices, too. Who’s ready for lunch?
5. Waffle Cheeseburger
Why go all the way to McDonalds for a hamburger when you can make one in your dorm room? This is a great meal that you can make in a waffle maker. Sprinkle Some Fun has a great recipe that includes adding colby-jack cheese to your waffle batter to make the waffles on your burger cheesy. It’s genius. Definitely give this recipe a try.
6. Waffle Iron Omelettes
The Cozy Cook has a great recipe for an omelette in a waffle iron. This is a great meal you can make in a waffle maker for breakfast or even brinner (breakfast for dinner.) The great thing about this recipe is that you can change it up to your liking. As the creator of the recipe states, “the filling options are endless.” This means you could make this meal for breakfast every morning and add different ingredients each day to switch things up. Super fun and easy!
7. Waffled Brioche French Toast
French toast in a waffle maker? Why not? This recipe from The Food Network sounds all kinds of delicious and we kind of want some right now. You basically make these the same way you would make traditional french toast, but with brioche bread and a waffle iron instead of a pan on a stove.
8. Waffle Iron Pizza
Bet you didn’t think you could make pizza in a waffle iron. Well, it turns out that you can. Taste of Home has a great and delicious recipe for pizza in waffle iron style. This is a great meal you can make in a waffle maker any night for a quick and easy dinner. Invite some friends over for pizza on a Friday night and they will be totally impressed by your waffle iron skills.