Crispy, Cheesy Potato Waffles

A new way to serve your classic mashed potatoes that makes them oh-so-crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. Serve these cheesy waffles on their own as a side dish with as much topping as you would like, or turn it into a taco shell. Put sausage, egg, and salsa for a delicious breakfast taco, or juicy pulled pork and slaw for a lunch or dinner option.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 6 medium russet potatoes

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.

  3. Preheat a nonstick waffle iron for medium heat according to manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Scoop potato flesh into a large bowl with butter, milk, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper; mash until creamy. Stir in Cheddar cheese until evenly distributed. Discard potato skins or set aside for another use.

  5. Place some potato mixture in the preheated waffle iron; do not cover the entire surface. Close the iron and the batter will spread out. Cook until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Every waffle iron is different but mine took 5 minutes to cook.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 514mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 916mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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