There is simply no denying the total and complete deliciousness of dessert waffles, especially when there is chocolate involved.
Over the past year, our waffle iron has become one of the most used and easily the favorite kitchen appliance in our house. We’ve used it to make all sorts of sweet treats, including:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles
- Chocolate Brownie Waffles
- Krispie Kreme Waffles
- Funfetti Cake Mix Waffles
- Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Waffles
But I have to be honest. As much as my family loves the sweet dessert waffle recipes I create, I prefer the savory waffle recipes; the ones we make for lunch or dinner, including:
- Turkey, Egg, And Vegetable Waffles With Avocado And Salsa
- Leftover Pizza Waffles
- Biscuit Waffles With Chicken And Gravy
- Cornbread Waffles And Chili
My favorite savory waffle recipe to date hands down, is my Taco Waffles Stuffed With Ground Turkey And Cheese recipe. HOLY MOLY. Talk about mouth watering. Stuffing ground turkey taco meat and cheese inside the waffle creates the perfect storm of scrumptiousness inside your mouth.
The secret to making these stuffed waffles is what you use in place of the waffle batter — Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough.
With regular waffle batter, the waffle filling and the batter mix together and get all wonky. But when you use Crescent Roll Dough everything stays separate and in place and the buttery, flaky dough adds so much flavor.
When it was time to make the stuffed taco waffles, I prepped the ground turkey taco meat and cheese, and guacamole. I preheated the waffle iron on medium heat, and then I rolled out the Crescent Roll Dough, pinching all of the seams together and trimming it to the right size.
The first time I tried making this it was a failure. Not because the idea was bad or the recipe wasn’t just right, but because I tried picking up the Crescent Roll Dough directly off the counter and putting it on the waffle iron. It got all stretched out and ripped, and was a total mess.
The second go-around was much better! This time I rolled out the Crescent Roll Dough on pieces of parchment paper, then just picked up the parchment paper, flipped it upside down over the waffle iron, added the filling in each waffle well, added the top layer of Crescent Roll Dough, and closed the waffle iron while they cooked.
When we cut into these stuffed taco waffles and saw the filling inside the buttery Crescent Roll waffles, we couldn’t wait to eat them. Then when we added fresh guacamole on top, they didn’t even make it to a plate. Everyone just grabbed a piece right off the tray — and just like that my Taco Waffles Stuffed With Ground Turkey And Cheese became a finger food!
Mmmmm waffle recipes. Now all I can think about are all the different recipes I can turn into stuffed waffles! Hmmmm…
Taco Waffles Stuffed With Ground Turkey And Cheese
With Crescent Roll Dough used in place of waffle batter and a cheesy ground turkey taco filling, these stuffed waffles are sure to be a family favorite.
- Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
- 1 lb. Ground turkey
- Shredded cheese
- Taco seasoning
- In a saute pan, combine the ground turkey, taco seasoning, and about 1/2 cup water. Cook the taco meat, stirring regulary until cooked completely. Remove from heat.
- Preheat the waffle iron on medium heat.
- Open the Crescent Roll Dough. Divide the dough into sections close to the same size as your waffle iron wells. On separate pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough, pinching together the seams.
- Turn over one piece of parchment paper over the waffle wells to transfer the Crescent Roll Dough sheet to the waffle iron. Add a generous amount of taco meat filling and shreeded cheese to each waffle well. Turn over one piece of parchment paper over the top of the waffles and filling to create the top layer.
- Close the waffle iron and cook the waffles for about 5 minutes, or until the Crescent Roll Dough turns a golden brown. Top with guacamole and any other taco toppings you love and serve immediately.
I made these stuffed taco waffles for my daughter's slumber party dinner, so we kept it simple. Try adding diced peppers, tomatoes, and onions in the filling. Or try using shredded chicken or shredded pork as a filling.