Mashed Potato Waffles

Mashed potato waffles are a delicious and easy way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. They also are great for post-Thanksgiving brunch.
a close-up photo of mashed potato waffles

If you don’t want to deal with shaping and frying mashed potato tots, these mashed potato waffles are an easy recipe for leftover mashed potatoes. Your waffle iron does most of the work and it’s a fun way to enjoy mashed potatoes.

I made full-sized waffles but you can also make mini waffles too.
a top-down photo of mashed potato waffles on a baking rack
I added some chives and cheddar cheese to these waffles to give them a little more flavor. The melted cheese also gives the waffle some crispy edges.

You make also make a large batch of these and then freeze and reheat.
a stack of mashed potato waffles

Mashed Potato Waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 large waffles
An easy and fun way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.


  • 2 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour see note
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Add potatoes, flour and eggs into a large mixing bowl. Mix until everything is combined and smooth. Stir in cheese and chives.
  2. Grease waffle iron and bring to high heat (I used the highest heat level setting on mine). Add 1/2 cup mashed potato batter to the center of the waffle iron and close iron. Cook until waffles are golden brown and slightly crispy. Repeat with remaining batter. If you are making mini waffles, put in 1/4 cup of batter instead of 1/2 cup.


  • This recipe uses thick cold mashed potatoes. If you are using thin and creamy mashed potatoes, you should double the amount of flour.


Nutrition Facts
Mashed Potato Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
Cholesterol 109.1mg 36%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 25.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 1.7g
Protein 9.2g 18%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 14%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Mashed Potato Waffles

8 comments on “Mashed Potato Waffles”

  1. Wow!!! I can’t wait to try these. How fun!

  2. do you use a Belgian waffle maker or regular? Thank you.

  3. do you use a Belgian waffle maker? Thank you.

  4. Would definitely try but please suggest replacement for son is allergic to eggs.

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