Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles

20 January 2020 Bookmark0
Have some leftover mashed potatoes sitting in your fridge right now? Instead of letting them sit there until you finally throw them out, make some waffles with them tonight! Mashed potato waffles are an awesome way to transform those leftovers into a new and tasty dish.

If you’re like me, you have a waffle iron sitting in a cabinet in your kitchen gathering dust. Oh, it gets taken out sometimes when we’re in the mood for a great breakfast and waffles are on the menu. But not often enough!

Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles
Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles

Find other ways to use that waffle iron. Make it earn its keep. And mashed potato waffles are an excellent way for your waffle iron to justify its continued existence in the cabinet.

Once you have your no cream cheese mashed potatoes and your waffle iron, these waffles come together quickly and easily. A little mixing of the batter and a little mixing of the sauce and you have a meal. They are great as a side dish, as a main dish with a green salad, or even as breakfast with a couple of eggs. Yum!

Loaded Mashed Potato Waffles


  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp softened butter or bacon fat
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions ( 4-5 scallions), plus more for topping
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • oil to spray or brush on the waffle maker

Sour Cream Buttermilk Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • dash of garlic powder


  1. Preheat the waffle iron and set it to medium high.
  2. Mix together mashed potatoes, buttermilk, scallions, cheddar, egg, and butter or bacon fat until combined. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add the flour mixture to the potatoes and mix.
  3. Once the waffle iron is hot, spray or brush some oil on both sides. For a two section waffle iron, add about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture to each section of the waffle iron. What you are looking to do is to make rough waffle circles so you may need to add a little more or a little less depending on the size of the sections in your waffle iron.
  4. Cook until the waffles release from the iron and are golden brown, about 5 minutes, though you may need a minute more or less depending on your iron.
  5. While the waffles are cooking, whisk together all the sour cream sauce ingredients.
  6. To serve, top the waffles with the sour cream buttermilk sauce and scatter some sliced scallions over the top.


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