It’s back to school time, which means it’s time to put my home lunch making apron on! So when one of my favorite brands, Foster Farms, decided to sponsor this post to kick-off the Don’t Call Me Basic sandwich contest, I was beyond excited! I’ve been dying to create a buffalo wing inspired sandwich and knew this would be a fun challenge!

Whenever I make a new sandwich for the kids, I always think about the things they like to eat. My kids love buffalo wings and grilled cheese sandwiches, so I thought it would be a great idea to combine the two flavors to make a Buffalo Turkey Waffleich..

Okay, I know you’re thinking…”What is a waffleich?!” Well, you can thank my youngest daughter for the name, but it’s my cheater way of speeding up the process to grill both sides of bread on a sandwich by tossing it into a waffle maker. I totally love saving time in the kitchen and the kids love the crispy crust and funky waffle markings.

Now that we’ve defined what a waffleich is, let’s talk about the main ingredient to make a Buffalo Turkey Waffleich. A good sandwich starts with the quality of the lunchmeat. Since my kids bring lunch from home daily, they tend to eat a lot of sandwiches. It’s important to me to fill their sandwiches with lunchmeats that I feel good about. I love using Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey in sandwiches because I know I’m feeding my family turkey that’s anything but basic. It’s all natural*, lower in sodium**, contains no chemicals or preservatives***, and comes from turkeys raised without hormones or steroids✝. Awesome, right?

I was able to pick up all 8 ingredients for my Buffalo Turkey Waffleich and had it whipped up in under 20 minutes! Want to make this waffleich? Check out my recipe below.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey. All opinions are my own. The contest is sponsored by Foster Farms.

Buffalo Turkey Waffleich

Buffalo Turkey Waffleich Sandwich

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Use a waffle maker to create a buffalo turkey waffleich sandwich. It's a sandwich with a crisp outside and spicy inside.


  • 4 Texas toast slices
  • 8 Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey slices (4 per sandwich)
  • 2 provolone cheese slices (1 per sandwich)
  • 2oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon hot wing sauce (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce (1/4 cup per sandwich)
  • mayonnaise (enough to spread on the bread)
  • ranch dressing (to taste)


    1. Mix together softened cream cheese and hot wing sauce. Spread onto one side of the four pieces of bread. Spread mayonnaise on the opposite side of the bread pieces.
    2. On two of the bread pieces, place the turkey, provolone, lettuce and ranch dressing on the side spread with the cream cheese mixture. Top with the remaining bread slices, ensuring the mayonnaise sides are facing out.
    3. Heat up the waffle iron. When ready, place one sandwich onto the waffle and press the waffle iron down. Toast until the outside bread is golden brown and crisp. Repeat for the second sandwich.

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  1. I will attempt this in my waffle producer – Thanks for interacting up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have stuck to your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  2. I love this simple sandwich idea! I’ll need to get myself a new waffle maker this xmas and make this once and for all!

  3. I am going to try this in my waffle maker – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  4. Well that looks interesting! I’ve never thought of waffles with a filling. Thanks for sharing this with us at #AnythingGoes linkup and see you next week!

  5. Now that sandwich is quite appetizing! I’m making plans now for sandwich night and breaking out the waffle iron! I love waffle iron cornbread so why we haven’t used it for sandwiches yet is beyond me!
    I’ll check for Foster Farms in our area too!

    1. Waffle iron cornbread sounds yummy! You should take a picture of sandwiches and enter the contest 🙂 The Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey meat is actually nice and thick for sliced meat and very satisfying. Hope you can find it.

  6. What a fun contest and sandwich! I’ve always liked waffles for breakfast and now I can have a look-alike for lunch, too. That sandwich looks so good and I have never thought to use a waffle iron to make a sandwich. Who needs a panini maker?