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.


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15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
1 hr 35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

279 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 39.4g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 30.6mg; sodium 513.6mg. Full Nutrition