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Cheesy Potato Waffles - Delicious, cheesy, and savory waffles prepared with leftover mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these potato waffles not only taste amazing, but they are a super fun meal to serve to your family. 

Cheesy Potato Waffles

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WW Freestyle: 3
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Delicious, cheesy, and savory waffles prepared with leftover mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 10 Yields
Calories: 127


  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup gluten free panko crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for topping (optional)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, or to taste, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • sour cream, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat waffle iron and grease with cooking spray.
  • Combine all of the ingredients, except for the sour cream, in a large mixing bowl; mix and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  • If you want smaller waffles, scoop out about 1/3 cup of the batter and form into a patty. For bigger waffles, use 1/2 cup of the batter. For a perfect serving size, use 2 ounces of the batter per waffle.
  • Transfer to preheated waffle iron and close; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through and browned on top. Cooking time will depend on the size of the waffles.
  • Remove from waffle iron, top with a sprinkle of cheese (optional) and set aside.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the potato waffles with sour cream and fresh chives.


  • Everybody’s recipe for mashed potatoes is going to vary in texture and moisture; if the waffle batter looks dry and is not holding together, add more liquid or one more egg. If it looks too wet, add more panko crumbs. You are looking for a mixture that is cohesive and not runny.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 3 (without sour cream)
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Potato Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle (2 ounces))
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 436mg12%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: mashed potatoes, potato waffles, waffles