Recipes: Loaded Bacon, Cheddar and Basil Waffles with Tomato Jam

Loaded Savory Waffle | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Ever since I completed my breakfast challenge, I’ve been craving savory breakfasts. My rotation now includes scrambled eggs, green smoothies and breakfast sandwiches, but lately I’ve got my sights set on all of the savory waffles I’ve been seeing around the web. They’re hearty, flavorful and could easily transition from breakfast to brunch to dinner with the addition of bacon, fried eggs and cheese.

This waffle tastes like summertime. It’s packed with basil, bacon and cheddar cheese and topped with a fresh and easy tomato jam. With all the basil and tomatoes I’ve got growing in my garden, I think these waffles may become a part of my regular recipe rotation this summer.

Loaded Bacon, Cheddar and Basil Waffles with Tomato Jam

Save time by prepping the tomato jam first and preparing the waffles while the tomato jam cooks!


2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 1/3 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 strips of bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

1 recipe Tomato Jam (see below)
Additional fresh basil, if desired
Fried eggs, if desired


Heat waffle iron; spray lightly with cooking spray.

Stir together Bisquick, milk, egg and olive oil until combined; fold in the bacon, cheese and basil.

Loaded Savory Waffle | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Pour some of the batter in the center of the hot waffle iron; I used 1/2 cup batter per waffle, but the amount of batter will vary by maker. Close lid of waffle iron.

Bake about 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops and waffle is deep golden brown. Carefully remove waffle.Repeat with remaining batter. Top each serving with some of the Tomato Jam. If desired, top with additional fresh basil and a fried egg.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Servings: 6

Tomato Jam


6 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients together in large skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce to simmer. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes  | Makes: 1 cup

Loaded Savory Waffle | Tasteseekers Kitchen

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