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Easy Mashed Potato Waffles in the Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Looking for a creative twist on the classic mashed potatoes? Try making mashed potato waffles! This recipe combines the fluffy texture of mashed potatoes with the crispy crunch of a waffle for a delicious and unique treat.

Mashed potato waffle in a Dash Mini Waffle Maker

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Whether you’re using a powdered mashed potatoes, microwave mashed potatoes, homemade mashed potatoes or last night’s leftover mashed potatoes, you’re going to love these mashed potato waffles.

They’re the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack. My daughter will eat them ANY TIME ANY WHERE! That’s a direct quote! HA!

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Ingredients

Dash Mini Waffle Maker on a dark table with succulent, yellow pennant, disco balls and Bob Evans microwave mashed potatoes
  • Mashed potatoes – you can use homemade (Yukon Gold Potatoes would work well!), powder mashed potatoes, microwave mashed potatoes (we like Bob Evans) or leftover mashed potatoes.
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Toppings as desired: sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, salt, black pepper, melted butter, garlic, etc.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in the printable recipe card below.

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Instructions

Step 1: Make your mashed potatoes according to recipe or package instructions. Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.

Two Dash Mini Waffle Makers on a wooden cutting board with disco balls between them. Hand holding can of Pam nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.

Mashed potatoes in the Dash Mini Waffle Maker before cooking

Step 3: Add a scoop of potato mixture to the bottom plate. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Mashed potato waffle in a Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Step 4: Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer the mashed potato waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 2-3 minutes to allow waffle to get crispy on the outside.

Handy tip: Use Potholders

If you’re having a hard time removing the waffle from the waffle maker because it’s too soft, use potholders to pick up the waffle iron and “pour” the waffle on the cooling rack. It will get nice and crispy as it cools.

Variations


  • GLUTEN FREE – Need these to be gluten free? Easy! Potatoes are naturally gluten free. If you’re using a package mix, be sure it’s gluten free.
  • DAIRY FREE– Need these to be dairy free? Easy! Use the dairy free substitute of your choice (like almond milk or plant-based butter).
  • ADD STUFFING – Are you using leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Why not add some of the leftover stuffing too? You can add them to the mashed potatoes for a fun mix, or just make stuffing waffles on their own. Yum!
Two mashed potato waffles on a white plate

Our Favorite Toppings for Savory Mashed Potato Waffles

  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon bits
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Chives
  • Gravy

Two mashed potato waffles on a white plate

Storage and Freezing

Store in an airtight container in your fridge for five days.

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

When you’re ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any mashed potatoes for these mashed potato waffles?

Yes, you can use homemade mashed potatoes or pre-packaged mashed potatoes. Ensure they are well-seasoned for optimal flavor.

Do I need to adjust the mashed potatoes for the waffle maker?

It’s recommended to use mashed potatoes that are relatively thick and not overly runny to prevent sticking and ensure a crisp exterior.

Do I need to grease the waffle maker before cooking the waffles?

Yes! It’s recommended to lightly grease the waffle maker or use non-stick cooking spray to prevent the mashed potatoes from sticking. Do this between every single waffle!

How long do I cook the mashed potato waffles?

Cooking times may vary, but generally, it takes about 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on the waffle maker and remove the waffles when they are golden brown. They will crisp up even more on the cooling rack.

Can I make the mashed potato waffles ahead of time and reheat them later?

Yes! You can reheat waffles in a toaster or oven to crisp them back up when you’re ready to eat them.

How do I clean the waffle maker after making mashed potato waffles?

Wait for the waffle maker to cool down, then wipe the plates with a damp cloth. For stubborn residue, use a soft brush or cloth.

Can I use this waffle recipe in a larger waffle maker?

Yes, you can adapt the recipe for a larger waffle maker, adjusting the amount of mashed potatoes accordingly.

How much mashed potatoes should I use per waffle?

Use a sufficient amount of mashed potatoes to cover the waffle maker’s surface, leaving a small border to prevent overflow.

What toppings would be good for these waffles?

Consider topping your mashed potato waffles with sour cream, chives, gravy, or additional shredded cheese for added flavor.

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Mashed potato waffle in a Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Easy Mashed Potato Waffles in the Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Ingredients

  • Mashed Potatoes – these can be homemade, leftovers, powdered mashed potatoes or microwave mashed potatoes
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Instructions

  1. Make your mashed potatoes according to recipe or package instructions.
  2. Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.
  3. Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.
  4. Add a scoop of potato mixture to the bottom plate. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer the mashed potato waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 2-3 minutes to allow waffle to get crispy on the outside.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all mashed potatoes have been turned into waffles.
  7. Enjoy! 

Notes

GLUTEN FREE – Need these to be gluten free? Easy! Potatoes are naturally gluten free. If you’re using a package mix, be sure it’s gluten free.

DAIRY FREE– Need these to be dairy free? Easy! Use the dairy free substitute of your choice (like almond milk or plant-based butter).

ADD STUFFING – Are you using leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Why not add some of the leftover stuffing too? You can add them to the mashed potatoes for a fun mix, or just make stuffing waffles on their own. Yum!

OUR FAVORITE TOPPINGS – Sour cream, bacon bits, salt and pepper, melted butter, gravy, garlic, chives, cheddar cheese.

    • Author: Anna Luther

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