Waffle Wednesday | Themed Dinner Ideas Your Family will Love!

Who says dinner has to be serious? With a little bit of planning, you can turn any old weeknight dinner into a fun-filled event the whole family will love. Meal planning is made so much easier when you use themed dinner ideas.

And what better way to spice up dinner than with a themed night? That’s why I’m sharing with you 46 different ideas to make each week for Waffle Wednesday!

Tired of coming up with new ideas for your weekly family dinners? A themed dinner is the perfect solution! Family-themed dinners are a fun way to mix up your weekly routine and they make meal planning so much easier.

Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn this humble breakfast food into a delicious dinner. From savory to sweet, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Keep reading for some fun and easy ideas for your next Waffle Wednesday. Let’s break out the waffle iron for a year’s worth of deliciousness.

6 Waffle Wednesday Dinner Ideas

Waffle Night Idea #1: Breakfast for Dinner

Who says waffles are just for breakfast? Start your Waffle Night off with a bang by serving up some breakfast for dinner. Add some fried eggs, bacon, and fruit on the side for a complete meal.

Waffle Night Idea #2: Waffles & Chicken

This classic comfort food combination is sure to please everyone at the table. Serve it up with mashed potatoes and gravy for a real treat. You can even get creative with your toppings and try out different sauces or spices.

Waffle Night Idea #3: Waffles & Ice Cream

For a delicious dessert that’s sure to please, top your waffles with some ice cream and your favorite toppings. Chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and whipped cream all make great additions. Plus, this one is easy enough that the kids can help out.

Waffle Night Idea #4: Waffle Bar & Toppings Bar

One of the easiest ways to please everyone at the table is to set up a waffle toppings bar. Put out a selection of different toppings and let everyone customize their own waffle. Some topping ideas include:

  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • bananas
  • sliced peaches
  • Syrup
  • peanut butter
  • apple sauce
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts

The possibilities are endless! Set out all of your toppings in separate bowls and let everyone create their own masterpieces.

Waffle Night Idea #5: Waffle Sliders

Waffle sliders are a fun and easy way to mix up your weekly burger night. Start by cooking up some beef patties or chicken breasts. While those are cooking, whip up a batch of your favorite waffles. Once the meat is cooked to perfection, place it on top of a waffle and add your favorite toppings. These little sliders are sure to be a hit with the whole family! And cleanup is a breeze since there’s only one pan to wash. Win-win!

Waffle Night Idea #6: Waffle Pizzas

Another great way to mix things up on Waffle Wednesday is by making waffle pizzas. Start by spreading some pizza sauce on top of your waffles (can totally use frozen waffles for this), then add whatever toppings you like.

Cheese, pepperoni, sausage, vegetables…the sky’s the limit! Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

These personal pizzas are perfect for picky eaters because everyone can customize their own. Plus, they’re so much fun to make! The kids will love helping you top these pizzas with their favorite ingredients.

40 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Wednesday

If you’re looking for a new and delicious way to serve waffles, you’ll love these recipes. Waffles make a great base for savory toppings, and they’re perfect for using up leftover ingredients. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be on the table in just minutes. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these recipes will definitely hit the spot.

What to Serve with Waffles for Waffle Wednesday Dinner?

There are so many great options for what to serve with your waffles on Waffle Wednesday. If you’re looking for something sweet, fruit is always a great option. Or, if you prefer something savory, bacon or sausage would be delicious. And of course, don’t forget the syrup!

Here are 10 Ideas for side dishes that pair well with any sweet waffle dinner:

  1. maple syrup
  2. bacon or sausage
  3. eggs
  4. fresh fruit
  5. chocolate chips
  6. whipped cream
  7. hash browns
  8. cheese
  9. peanut butter
  10. apple sauce

And if you’re serving a savory waffle recipe these 14 sides would be perfect:

  1. asparagus
  2. fresh oranges
  3. tomatoes
  4. baked beans
  5. corn
  6. green salad
  7. dill pickles
  8. chicken fingers
  9. french fries
  10. hash browns
  11. mashed potatoes and gravy
  12. sausage or bacon
  13. roasted Brussels sprouts
  14. spring mix salad

Theme Day Menus: Waffle Wednesday

Let’s put it all together. I’ll show you how I would create menus based on the themed dinner ideas I’ve shared above. 

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8 Themed Menu Plans

Several of the main dish recipes above would stand very well on their own without the need for side dishes. However, good side dishes always round out a meal and even help feed a large family – or crowd.

Themed Dinner Idea #1

  1. Churro Waffles with Peaches & Cream
  2. poached eggs
  3. bacon

Themed Dinner Idea #2

  1. Green Chile Cheese Waffles
  2. scrambled eggs
  3. hash browns with onions and peppers

Themed Dinner Idea #3

  1. Blueberry Waffles
  2. mandarin oranges
  3. fried eggs
  4. sausage

Themed Dinner Idea #4

  1. “Secret Ingredient” Carrot Cake Waffles
  2. fresh fruit salad
  3. nuts or peanut butter
  4. whipped cream
  5. maple syrup

Themed Dinner Idea #5

  1. Buttermilk Cornbread Waffles
  2. maple syrup
  3. fresh berries
  4. fried eggs
  5. bacon

Themed Dinner Idea #6

  1. Black Bean and Corn Waffles
  2. sweet potato fries
  3. fried eggs
  4. shredded cheese
  5. sliced avocado

Themed Dinner Idea #7

  1. Shaggy Mane Mushroom Waffles
  2. fried eggs
  3. shredded cheese
  4. roasted Brussels sprouts
  5. orange slices

Themed Dinner Idea #8

  1. Healthy Banana Waffles
  2. sliced bananas and strawberries
  3. peanut butter
  4. walnuts
  5. apple sauce
  6. scrambled eggs
  7. sausage

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With a little bit of creativity, you can turn waffles into a delicious dinner that the whole family will love! Whether you’re feeling adventurous or sticking to classic comfort foods, there’s sure to be a recipe here that will please everyone. So fire up the waffle iron and get cooking!

There you have it! 46 different ways to make Waffle Night even more special. I hope you enjoy trying out these ideas and that they help make your weekly meal planning a little bit easier. Happy cooking!

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